This is a hot topic at the minute as so many people are heading back to work or back into the office. And if not now then perhaps again in the (hopefully not too distant) future!

Some breeds are more prone to anxiety related problems than others. Some people are experiencing this behavioural problem in their pet for the first time after a very unusual few months. 

And it isn’t just dogs, we have received calls from concerned cat owners with their pets showing increased vocalisation and over-dependence.

Just like our children we want well adjusted, happy pets who feel minimal fear and maximum happiness so this subject can cause pet owners a lot of concern and anxiety in turn. 

Fortunately, as a collective, vets, behaviourists and charities are aware of this being a problem and we are here to help. Below is a list of reputable and reliable sites providing information on how to recognise separation anxiety, how to treat it and find help for you and your pet.

If you need us, we are here to help and we also know some great behaviourists who you can speak to one-to-one should you wish.

DOGS:

https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/dog-care/common-dog-behavior-issues/separation-anxiety

https://www.bluecross.org.uk/pet-advice/home-alone-separation-anxiety-dogs

https://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/pets/dogs/behaviour/separationrelatedbehaviour/treatment

CATS:

https://www.petplan.co.uk/pet-information/cat/advice/cat-separation-anxiety/

https://www.purina.co.uk/cats/behaviour-and-training/understanding-cat-behaviour/separation-anxiety-in-cats