In this video, we had a chat with Companion Animal Behavior Specialist, Kirstin Valdes, about separation anxiety in our pets. What is separation anxiety and how can you know if your pet is experiencing it? What causes these sometimes unpleasant behaviors and how can you help your pet feel better?


0:00 Welcome to our chat about separation anxiety

0:47 What challenges might pet owners face when they return to work?

2:34 What is separation anxiety?

5:54 Should I crate my dog?

9:07 Does enrichment help with anxiety?

11:52 What are some other forms of enrichment?

15:21 How do cats exhibit separation anxiety?

17:17 What are ways to mitigate feelings of anxiety in cats?

20:41 How can I better understand my pet?

22:46 Final thoughts

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