Back to Work and School – What does this mean for our Pets?

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Life as we know it has not quite returned to normal, but more people are returning to work and with the kids back in school…… what does this mean for our pets?

 

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For the last 5 months a lot of our pets have had the luxury of constant companionship, regular (hopefully not too many!!!) walks for our doggies and a constant supply of cuddles, treats and attention. What has become the norm is now changing for a lot of our pets so it is our responsibility to help them adjust to another major change.

 

These are our Top Tips:

  1. Routine is incredibly important to our pets so try to feed at the same time each day.
  2. Walks could be done before work. This will help your dog to burn off some energy (and tire them out) before your work day begins.
  3. Playing with your cat before you go to work can also help to alleviate boredom and increase their activity before you leave the house.
  4. Help your pet to get used to their human companion being away from the house for an extended period of time by leaving the house for a short period of time. Perhaps a trip to the shops or a walk outside.
  5. Puzzlefeeders are a great way to provide enrichment and keep your pets busy during the day, while you are at work. There are a variety on the market and also some homemade options.
  6. Pheromone therapy can help to promote feelings of comfort, safety and can improve feelings of stress and overwhelm. There are a few options for dogs and cats – we love Feliway and Adaptil. Call us on 01 6237044 for more details on these products.

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