Can you believe how fast this Summer seems to be going by? I feel like the kids just got out of school, and now they are already going back!? I know it’s been a weird year if that’s what we can call it – sheesh! With kids going back to school, and even if you’re returning to the office from working remotely for an extended time, your pets can get a little confused. You’ve been with them all the time, and suddenly they’re stuck home alone now and their favorite play buddy is gone during the day. What can you do to help your pet during this transition?
I’ve got to recommend my all-time favorite - Lickimats!! If you don’t know what these are, I really suggest you find my blog on Lickimats! I promise you won’t regret it. If your pet is starting to look bored because his favorite person is away, start making him Lickimats! There are so many fun ways you can create them. By doing this you're helping him with his anxiety and boredom. We have many other interactive toys you can incorporate daily to mix things up as well.
If your pet is experiencing a lot of anxiety, Chill Out chews are great! These are CBD chews to help keep your pet calm and relaxed during the change. They are all-natural as well. Truthfully, they work so well sometimes I wish I had some for myself! Hehe. If they aren’t too fond of the chews, we have MANY different alternatives.
A tired dog is a happy dog. Try to incorporate long walks into your routine. Take your dog for walks in the morning before anyone leaves. This will help keep him from getting anxious while you are gone. Also, playing soothing piano music while you are gone can help calm them while they are alone.
Remember, our pets experience time a little differently than
we do, and change can be scary for them. We can really help them get through tough
times by making small changes in their daily life in preparation for the big
changes that are coming. Maybe even start leaving your pet alone for an hour at
a time. Then a few hours at a time. Baby steps! So when the day comes that he
has to be alone for a good amount of time, he’ll be well prepared to handle it.
Keeping your pet mentally and physically stimulated is most important before
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