Summer is a time when many families decide to bring home a new pet. When children are home from school, and routines are more relaxed, more time can be spent helping the new pet adjust, and teaching children about the responsibilities of pet ownership. When the school year starts, and routines change drastically, the pet can easily become confused or develop separation anxiety. This is especially true of pets who were brought home as puppies or kittens, and are now entering adolescence.
If you suspect your pet has the back-to-school blues, be sure to include them in the morning routine.