Many people adopted pets during the pandemic to keep them company while they’re home. Unfortunately as more people return to work, they often leave their pets home alone for long periods of time. This can create separation anxiety in pets, causing them to act out.

So what can you do? First, don’t punish or praise your pet. Instead, focus on easing your pet’s separation anxiety by providing more toys or stimulation of some kind. Your pet simply doesn’t like a drastic change in its routine so you need to create a new routine that will make your pet happy in your absence.

Of course, you could always find a way to work from home more or bring your pet to work. Then again, you can always get a new job that allows you to spend more time with your pet so that way everyone can be happy.

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