Now that kids are going back at school, how is the family pet doing?
Summers are full of play and activities and plenty of togetherness with the family and the family pet!
Now that kids are back at school, there can be a big void in the household for the family pet. This may sound crazy, but it can explain the changes you might be seeing in your pet.
Talk to them as if they were human, as they understand more than we think they do. Communicating with your pet is even more appropriate if you have a child who has gone off to college. The pet saw the boxes and luggage, but may not comprehend what is happening and why their special pal is suddenly gone.
Many pets, especially dogs, can have a tough transition.
Know your pet and watch for any signs of anxiety, lethargy or even depression. Although many cats cherish the quiet time, many others can also be affected by this transition.
Here are a few suggestions and ideas that might help.