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4 Tips to Help Pet Separation Anxiety

4 Tips to Help Pet Separation Anxiety
4 Tips to Help Pet Separation Anxiety

Another sunny, fun-filled summer has ended. Kids have returned to school, parents are once again adjusting to new schedules, and everybody else is back from vacation and back to work. Our lives change with the seasons, and while it’s easy for us to roll with it your pets may not adapt as well. If you adopted a rescue over the summer, for example, your new dog may have become accustomed to you and/or your children being around for most of the day. Regardless of the situation, though, separation anxiety is a serious issue to address for your pet’s well-being.

Separation anxiety can trigger in a dog regardless of age. You may notice some signs immediately if they bark or leap on you as you try to leave. Or, you might come home from work to find chewed-up shoes or a mess on the carpet. A pet can suffer restlessness and misery if they’re not sure when you’ll return, but there are steps you can take to help your friend through the waiting.

Use the right cues. If your dog associates a specific action with your leaving - be it jangling your car keys or putting on a coat - it’s a possible trigger that could set off a barking storm. Even though you have to leave, you can ease your pet into the idea. Prepare to leave but don’t go immediately. Sit with your pet a few minutes and give them a treat. Create a new action to associate with your leaving that won’t seem traumatic. Don’t make a production of saying goodbye, or greeting your pet when you return. Make the transitions as calm as possible.

Run it off. Set aside some exercise time for your dog before you have to leave the house. A good workout can release some energy and help your pet relax and set their mind on a nap or food.

Create a special place. Your dog is more likely to handle separation as they embrace independence. Give them a special spot for their bed, calming treats, and toys to keep them busy while you’re away. If you have a home assistant device, set it to play relaxing music. This can help create a comforting atmosphere for your dog.

Use a doggie daycare for extended absences. The above tips can help soothe your dog for a few hours while they are alone. If you live alone and work long days, your dog may still suffer some anxious moments regardless of all the calming distractions. If that’s the case, you may want to consider a doggie daycare program or a trusted pet sitter. A daycare has the added benefit of socialization with other dogs, while a sitter can make sure your dog is walked and cared for until you come home. (If you live in the Hampton Roads area, you may want to consider Care-A-Lot Pet Resorts for daycare and boarding.)

Care-A-Lot Pet Supply offers many pet calming products for you to try as well, from toys to scent diffusers to supplements and treats. Make sure your furry friends adjust to changes at home so they are happy all hours of the day.

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