How to limit pets’ stress as owners return to in-person work

Pets accustomed to extra time with owners amid isolating pandemic

How to limit pets' stress as owners return to in-person work
How to limit pets' stress as owners return to in-person work

With the coronavirus pandemic forcing most people to isolate at home for months on end, many got to spend that extra time with their pets.

And the pets certainly loved it.

But with Michigan reopening and many people returning to in-person work, pets are being left home alone for the first time in a long time.

Related: How to ease pets back into regular life after the pandemic

So what can you do to help keep your pet’s stress at bay?

Animal behavioral specialist Theresa DePorter says there are some steps you can take to help your pet get used to you leaving if you notice them behaving more anxiously than usual.

Watch the full report above to learn what behaviors to look out for, and what you can do to mitigate them.


Related: How getting pets microchipped could help prevent future heartache, reunite animals with owners


About the Author:

Nick joined the Local 4 team in February of 2015. Prior to that he spent 6 years in Sacramento covering a long list of big stories including wildfires and earthquakes. Raised in Sterling Heights, he is no stranger to the deep history and pride Detroit has to offer.