Separation Anxiety Symptoms

Separation Anxiety Symptoms

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Does your pet seem to suffer from separation anxiety? It can happen unexpectedly, especially now when we’ve all been at home so much more than usual. First, if you notice any new or strange behavior in your pet, schedule a checkup with your vet. 

separation anxiety symptoms

Some separation anxiety symptoms for pets include: 

 

Clinginess

Acting out

Using the bathroom inside the house (for dogs) or outside the litter box (for cats)

Destroying items in your house

Not eating

Overeating

Only eating when you’re there

Anxious postures 

 

Anything out of the ordinary as far as behavior can indicate separation anxiety in your pet 

 

separation anxiety symptoms

 

Some ways to help your pet include

 

  • Special playtime as soon as you get home
  • New toys to protect against boredom when you’re gone
  • Calming chews or drops
  • Try leaving just for a few minutes and then returning so they get used to you coming and going again

If you think separation anxiety is a problem for your pet, call your vet and then come by and pick up some new toys and treats for your favorite pet!