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Does Your Dog Have Separation Anxiety?

How to tell if your pooch is sad when you're not there

By
Jolanta Benal, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA,

Does your dog get restless and whiny as you prepare to leave? Does she gnaw at doors and windowsills while you’re away? Will he not eat when alone? These are a few of the behaviors associated with genuine separation anxiety. If these behaviors describe your dog, get competent, in-person help; usually, separation issues are best treated by combining appropriate medication with behavioral techniques.

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