Updated: Apr 26, 2022
During quarantine, we all got used to our new co-workers. Co-workers that demand treats, belly rubs, and unending affection. These co-workers also got used to the ultimate pet dream - their owners being home all the time.
Now, as many owners return to their workplaces, our pets may be confused about the change. After all, they weren’t sent an email or in a Zoom meeting about returning to work. Because of this, owners may see an increase in separation anxiety and anxious behaviors.
Some of the anxious behaviors you may see in your pets are change in appetite, extra vocalization, scratching or chewing entries and exits, destructive behavior, over-grooming, or other obsessive behaviors. These changes may be concerning for pet owners, but there are many things you can do to help them ease back into a routine.