BREAK IT TO YOUR PET GENTLY WHEN YOU GO BACK TO WORK AND THE KIDS GO BACK TO SCHOOL.
They may not miss watching you do endless video calls and emails, but pets have been loving the extra time together with you and your family. As routines change, kids go back to school and you're likely to go back to work, we're here to help with the transition.
HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP THEM ADJUST
Calming supplements or a little CBD in the beginning may help your dog or cat stay calm while getting used to the new routine.
WORK ON CRATE TRAINING
Learning or relearning to associate their crate with safety and relaxation is a big help when pets are home alone.
CATCH UP ON MISSED APPOINTMENTS
Haven’t seen the groomer in weeks? Book an appointment before matted fur and long nails get out of hand. Missed a vet check-up? Call to reschedule and be sure to note any health changes like weight gain or loss.
MORE QUALITY TIME
Give them your full attention before and after work. Strengthen your bond with some morning playtimes or longer evening walks.
HIRE A DOG WALKER
It’s a great way to keep up the extra exercise your dog has been getting. Midday contact and exercise can also help to alleviate stress. But if you do need to reduce walks, consider cutting their calories slightly to prevent weight gain.
HELP YOUR CAT ADJUST
Dogs aren’t the only pet that will miss you. Help your cat adjust by hiding treats around the house or leaving them interactive toys to play with. Make sure to also give your cat your full attention when you get home from work.
Pets can take a couple of weeks to adjust to a new routine. If your pet is still struggling after week two, call a trainer for some professional help and guidance.