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5 Ways to help your pet adapt after lockdown

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23rd Jul 2020 Animals & Pets

5 Ways to help your pet adapt after lockdown

Dr Jessica May, the UK lead vet at video vet service FirstVet, shares her advice on how to help your pet get used to the new normal after lockdown.

"Making sure that your dog has been exercised can help to keep them calmer whilst being home alone"

Know the warning signs: Separation anxiety in pets can be hard to spot, but knowing the signs may help you to identify a problem early on. If your dog is suffering from separation anxiety, then you may notice some unusual behaviours, including:

  • Barking for a prolonged time when you leave the house
  • Destroying objects around the house, especially while home alone
  • Self-destructive behaviour, such as licking themselves excessively
  • Changes in appetite