As we continue to adjust back to our routines pre-Covid we will likely found ourselves in more situations where pets are not allowed. Some of us might be returning back to the office, back to school, back to traveling and weekend concerts with friends. While this change is exciting, it might also be nerve racking for our pets. Over the past two years many pets and families have adjusted to living primarily at home and now that pets are going back to being home alone they might feel extra nervous and uneasy. If you and your pets are experiencing something similar then keep reading about our tips for helping with post-pandemic separation anxiety!
- Pet CBD. If your pet gets nervous while they are home alone then we suggest trying pet CBD as it is very beneficial for anxiety relief, joint support, and appetite support. Giving your pup an appropriate dose of CBD will not only relieve their anxious nature towards you leaving, but can be very useful in getting your furry friend into their crate. We recommend giving your pet either Zen Frenz Zen Bites or adding Zen Drops to your pets food/water ~45 minutes before you have to leave. The best part is all of the Zen Frenz pet CBD products are THC free and nonpsycoactive!
- Peanut Butter Licking Mats. If you’ve never heard of a licking mat they are thin mats usually made of silicon with fun shapes and textures designed to keep your pets entertained. The best way to use them is to spread some peanut butter on the mat and let your dog try to lick the peanut butter out of all the crevices and surfaces. Licking mats are a great way to keep your dog preoccupied while you leave. Better yet use Zen Frenz Peanut Butter so your dog can get ~zen~ while they play with their mat.
- Hire a Dog Walker. Did you know there is an app for finding a dog walker? Well, actually there are multiple apps where you can find someone to go to your house and take your dog on your walk for a small price. Two of the more popular apps are Wag! and Rover. While this option isn’t free, paying for a midday dog walk is much cheaper than a full day of doggy daycare. Having a daily dog walker might not be the best option for your family, but even a couple extra walks while your gone will be much appreciated by your pups!
- Leave the TV on! TV is one of our favorite forms of distraction and entertainment. Watching TV is a great way to pass the time, feel less lonely, and distract you from the scary noises and people outside. Depending on how your TV works you might be able to watch TV non-stop until someone comes home. Some of our favorite programs are A Dogs Journey, Bolt, 101 Dalmations, and Hotel For Dogs. Also, make sure mom doesn’t pick a show or movie that’s too spooky! P.S. we do not recommend that you watch Marley and Me.