HOW TO TELL IF YOUR PET HAS ANXIETY
- Upset stomach or having more frequent accidents
- Destroying things around the house
- Not eating
- Whining or barking
- Chewing and licking a hot spot constantly and possibly causing bleeding
One cause for your pet’s high stress behavior could be separation anxiety. For example, your pet could be experiencing separation anxiety if you were working from home and are now suddenly going back into the office every day. Fortunately, there are ways to help your pet cope.
- When you leave, turn the TV or radio on.
- Make sure your pet has a comfy bed and toys for entertainment.
- Invest in an automatic feeder or treat dispenser.
- Check out apps or technology that allows you to watch, talk to and give treats to your pet in real-time from afar.
- Take your dog for long walks in the morning before work to tire them out for the day.
- Go home for your lunch break and spend it with your pet.
- Hire a dog walker to visit during work hours.
- Bring your pet to somewhere with day boarding where they can feed, walk and take care of your pet while you’re gone.