Many Pets Stressed And Anxious During Coronavirus Due To Routine Changes

BOSTON (CBS) – Have you noticed a change in your pet’s behavior over the last few weeks? Our pets have the ability to feel stress and anxiety and just like us, and these changes to our routine can be hard on them. “Getting into things they shouldn’t is a top phone call we’ve been receiving,” Dr. Heidi Sutcliffe of Norwell Veterinary Hospital told WBZ-TV via FaceTime. “Surfing counters, getting into the trash, destructive behavior, pent up energy not and being able to settle down are all signs they may be stressed,” Sutcliffe said. With many people working from home and schools closed, your living space may be more hectic than your pet is used to. Some will enjoy the extra companionship, but others might want their space. Even social distancing can have a negative on your pet if they are used to doggy day care and lots of interaction. “Try to keep your routine as close as possible and be consistent with feeding schedules. It will provide them some structure,” said Sutcliffe. “They’re very in-tune to your behavior so if you can do your best to remain calm then your animal will as well.” Sutcliffe also recommends using puzzle toys and getting outside for some mental stimulation. Playing in your own back yard or going for a hike are all great options. If you encounter another person with their dog, nose to nose contact is too close for humans to be standing. “I think it’s very helpful to hav...
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