Dealing With Post-Lockdown Pet Separation Anxiety

Regardless of everyone’s personal opinions on the statewide stay-at-home order here in Michigan, there’s one subset of the population that has no problems with it: our pets. Although their routines have been disrupted and some may be getting more attention than they need, pets by and large are thrilled to have their owners around all day.

Whether you’ve had your pet for years or they were adopted during the pandemic, eventually there will come a time when your life will go back to normal (if it hasn’t already) and their life will change.

If your pet has been used to you being around 24/7, you may wind up with a case of pet separation anxiety on your hands. 

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Signs that Your Pets Get Along – Or Not…

Pet owners are among a select group of humans that think – no, believe – they know exactly what their pets are thinking at any given moment. Of course, they convey personal preferences through tell-tale behaviors, and use body language to show emotions. 

When it comes to interspecies friendships, it’s far less obvious. When pets get along, life at home is harmonious. It’s stressful when there is acrimony between cats and dogs, but there are ways you can help.

Best Friends Forever

Some pets are absolutely devoted to one another. They hardly ever bicker or compete for human attention. They snuggle, play, and generally co-exist in the most positive, happy-go-lucky way. These pets get along, of course, but it’s more than that – they are best friends for life.

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Stuck Indoors? Let’s Have Some Fun with Indoor Pet Activities

If you and your family have been stuck inside during the COVID-19 pandemic, we can sympathize. We’re all in the same boat. And you may be wondering what you can do to entertain your pet, who is bouncing off the walls, bored with sitting at home, too. There are numerous entertaining things you and your pet can do at home. 

No need for a lapse in activity and exercise! Your team at Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates is here to beat the boredom with these creative ideas for indoor pet activities.

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