Separation Anxiety in a Post-COVID World
Dogs thrive on routine, and celebrate when everyone’s home. But what about when they’re not? Dogs who previously suffered from the separation anxiety; newly adopted or fostered dogs (as there are a record number of adoptions and fosters) and dogs who just don’t deal as well with change may not adjust well to the new normal, they’re all here and now they’re gone. Aside from the actual suffering associated with separation anxiety, dogs may be relinquished because landlords or neighbors don’t tolerate. COVID-19 stay at home is an extreme example but dogs may also suffer the same feelings when the family goes on vacation. There are new solutions – which will be described; how to use products and behavior modification to best avoid the problem.