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For most pets, the summer is an absolutely wonderful, happy, fun-filled time. It’s so satisfying, in fact, that when it’s over and the kids go back to school, a surreal, confusing reality can set in. To be sure, pet anxiety can be the direct and natural result of an abrupt shift at home, but it doesn’t have to overwhelm the household. Instead, with a few tips from the Pet Experts you can do your part to help your pet continue to feel part of the pack.
Bored? Restless? You Bet.
The family pet may be dreading what the meaning is behind the new shoes, gear, and supplies starting to creep in. They might not know the details of what’s to come, but they’re pretty sure they’re not going to like it. Continue…
We’ve all heard the saying: Idle hands are the devil’s workshop. This not only applies to humans, but to our pets as well. It is estimated that most dogs need at least 6 hours of mental activity a day. Boredom can result in all sorts of behavioral problems, including destructive and obsessive behaviors.
Exercise is a great outlet, however many pets benefit from mental stimulation as well. Mental exercise is not hard to accomplish- try hiding treats around the house, playing hide-and-go-seek, teaching a new trick, or making a play date with another pet. For dogs, try doggie daycare to keep them occupied while you’re away. You may just see a change in your pet’s behavior for the better. And you will have a happy dog or kitty to boot!
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