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For many dogs, the pandemic has been fabulous! You, their person has been with them ALL the time and that is just the BEST! Maybe they’ve had more time outside, more walks, just more attention. But, as restrictions ease and you return to work and resume a social life, your pup may not be thrilled.
Experts are anticipating that many dogs will suffer from separation anxiety as people return to pre-pandemic schedules. This means they may whine, bark, chew things, or exhibit other “bad” behaviors because they are scared and have forgotten or not learned how to spend time by themselves.
You can help prevent this and ease your furry friend into their new routine. Here are some tips:
For more info:
Dog Separation Anxiety After the COVID-19 Pandemic, Oakland Veterinary Referral Services, https://www.ovrs.com/blog/dog-separation-anxiety/
Dog Gone: How to Handle Your Pet’s Post-Covid Separation Anxiety, The Guardian, https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/oct/18/dog-gone-how-to-handle-your-dogs-seperation-anxiety-when-you-return-to-the-office
Preventing Separation Distress During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic, VCA Hospitals, https://vcahospitals.com/know-your-pet/preventing-separation-distress-during-and-after-the-covid-19-pandemic