how to deal with separation anxiety in animals

July 29, 2015

How to deal with separation anxiety in animals Separation anxiety can be a problem for dogs and sometimes even cats, according to veterinarian Julie Albright, a small animal behavior specialist at the University of Tennessee, and inappropriate behavior when the animal is left alone is a classic sign. Although confinement may become necessary in some cases, it can make the situation worse, so working with a veterinarian to address the root of the issue is wise. Medication may be part of the strategy, says Dr. Albright. She urges families with new pets that are accustomed to plenty of time with the family around to gradually get the animals used to time alone. WBIR-TV (Knoxville, Tenn.) (7/28)