Back to School, Pets Aren't Happy About That


The kids are back in school and while that makes most parents ecstatic, it can make your pets left behind feel depressed. Listen HERE on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World to Ragen McGowan, a senior scientist at Purina.

What do the pets do when everyone’s away?

Cats can miss the kids too, though sometimes they seem to appreciate the new quiet

She shares tips on helping our pets handle the back-to-school transition.

Ideas include:

  1. Setting a typical weekday schedule in your home.
  2. If you’re able, hire a dog walker
  3. Enrich the indoor environment – mental stimulation is as important as physical exercise.

If you believe your pet has real separation anxiety, do contact your veterinarian.