How to Help Your Dog Adjust to the Back to-School Routine

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Kids aren?t the only ones who get upset when it?s time for another school year to start. Family pets, especially dogs, can have a difficult time adjusting to a new routine. It?s important that all family members are ready to change their daily schedule.

Dogs are habits of creatures, so it?s normal if it takes time to adjust to their new routine. The most common indication that your pet is having a difficult time adjusting to their new routine is separation anxiety. You can talk to your veterinarian if you?re concerned about your dog experiencing separation anxiety. Basic symptoms of separation anxiety may include:

  • Excessive chewing or biting
  • Lack of appetite
  • Pacing or excessive licking
  • Trying to run after whoever is leaving the house
  • Crying or howling