The pet cat in China is now famous after seemingly shedding tears into a security camera while being left home alone.Cat caught on camera crying when his owner left him home alone (Image: Douyin) The video was uploaded to Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok.
They have started to rely on the extra attention (including all those new puppies that expect us to be around all the time), but with more people returning to the office or going on holidays dogs are going to feel the absence more than ever, creating an anxiety pandemic among our dogs that we may not be prepared for.
Now, they cannot grasp this concept of their parents not being home for hours,” explains pet therapist and behaviour analyst Dr Kavita Mulchandani, adding, “Separation anxiety can lead to behavioural changes, such as overeating to not eating, or even aggressive behaviour.
But when coronavirus lockdown ends, canines will have to adjust back to ‘normal life’ without constant companionship – which could lead to problems.Dr Mugford says it’s important to get these pets ready for life after lockdown, as many will have a ‘huge shock’ once restrictions are lifted.
In some dogs, however, separation anxiety might be triggered if there is a change in the family’s daily life or the dog’s routine.Time spent at the veterinary clinic What are the signs of separation anxiety?
However, you can’t avoid having to go out all the time, and your dog will need to eventually overcome their separation anxiety.Created by the University of York’s Alex Benjamin, My Dog’s Favourite Podcast for Spotify is designed specifically for pups who are home alone.
Despite this, the ASA ruled that the advert led consumers to believe that the diffuser could treat anxiety and behavioural issues in dogs caused by separation from their owners, and that, once the device was plugged in, owners would begin to see results with no further training or instruction necessary.
DogKind poster released with campaign (Image: RSPCA) A quarter of owners went on to confess their working hours make it difficult for them to care for their dog as “they would like” while one in five admitted witnessing signs associated with separation related behaviour.