Lately, our Atlanta dog walkers and pet sitters have been reporting a noticeable increase in separation anxiety among our 4-legged clients. There’s no doubt about it: whether they’re in Buckhead, Brookhaven, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Midtown, or Decatur, the unsettledness in our world is having an effect on our dog and cats. In addition, as we’ve been quarantining and sheltering-in-place, our furry friends have loved having us home. But now, as more businesses open up — and as more people return to work — our pets find the comforting, secure routine being disrupted. Yes, separation anxiety is “a thing”. It’s real, and it causes heartache for pets and owners alike.
Recently, I came across this wonderful piece called, “How to Help a Dog With Separation Anxiety: The Ultimate Guide” by Janet Walker with PuppyBeing.com. Whether you have a dog or cat, Janet’s guide is thorough and comprehensive – it will answer every question you might have about how to deal with this issue. And, you might want to check out some of her other helpful articles, as well.