Right now the only ones that are just fine with the coronavirus are our furry friends. They are having a great time. That’s assuming they are getting enough to eat and aren’t homeless if their people can afford them. They are getting more attention and quite used to something that isn’t going to be there forever. At the same time, change to their routine could be stressful so is here how to help your dogs with separation anxiety once life returns to normal.
When my new neighbors moved next door, I would hear crying from their whimpering dogs once they went to work. It was sad listening to those pathetic sounds. Being alone without their people was also very sad for the two dogs. You would think they would keep each company and not cry, but that was not the case.
Animals will exhibit other signs of this separation anxiety too. They can get destructive on pillows, furniture, personal items, and things like windows and doors as they go stir crazy without you!
They could be having accidents in various places since they are very stressed out without you now. In addition, they could be drooling more such as when experiencing anxious bouts. Isolation from suddenly being alone could cause them to work up their thirst trying to find a way out to contribute to that sloppy problem more. They could become dehydrated as well!
We need to start preparing them sooner than later and us for how to help our pets with separation anxiety once life returns to normal and we go back to work. We want to give them all this attention but they grow to depend on it. Leaving shouldn’t be something they can pick up instantly on like my person has her or his keys and will soon leave. Don’t let them read you too easily. Leave quietly and try and let them settle down when you get back.
Another suggestion on how to help our dogs with separation anxiety is to start ignoring the dog or cat for about thirty minutes before you intend to leave. Before walking out of the door, you should give your pet a treat that he or she could concentrate on. The pet will eventually associate the treat with what happens when you leave the house.
If the pet still misbehaves or starts jumping wildly with excitement at your return, you don’t want to punish the animal. You also don’t want to interact with the pet until the animal is calm. The pet will learn that interaction with you comes only when he or she is settled down.
Pets give us great happiness. In return, this post on how to help our dogs with separation anxiety is the least we can do.