Navigation Links
Does Your Pet Have Post-Summer Separation Anxiety?
Date:8/24/2009

SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ --Fall 2009 - Back to school time creates a dramatic shift in family schedules, which can have a devastating impact on family pets that have spent more time with their owners over the summer vacation season. PurinaCare(R) Pet Health Insurance (www.purinacare.com), which is committed to help pet owners provide a lifetime of care for their pets, is urging all pet owners to be aware of the signs of post-summer separation anxiety in both dogs and cats. Pets suffering from post-summer stress can exhibit a wide range of abnormal behaviors as families return to school and work.

Signs of Post-Summer Separation Anxiety include:

  • Hyper-salivation or drooling
  • Soiling the pet owner's belongings
  • Chewing or scratching at doors or crate
  • Non-stop howling, barking, meowing
  • Compulsive grooming or licking
  • Tearing up furniture or pushing items off counters

"Dogs are naturally social animals and especially sensitive to loneliness this time of year. The family fills the role of 'the pack' and in their absence; dogs can feel abandoned and become quite destructive," says Dr. Bill Craig, DVM, Chief Medical and Underwriting Director of PurinaCare Pet Health Insurance. "Teaching dogs that their owners will return and the 'pack' will be reunited is the key to alleviating the stress of post-summer separation anxiety."

Prepare your Pet for Post-Summer Routines:

  • Wean them into new post-summer schedule. Give positive reinforcement with praise and treats for appropriate behavior
  • Resume normal leash / walking schedules
  • Take the drama out of leaving - grab your coat and keys at times when you are not leaving so your pet doesn't connect the action with being alone
  • Create a pet safe haven - a well-lit area where the family "pack" normally gathers, keep the TV or radio running, leave plenty of toys and safe clothing / items with family scents on them
  • Don't punish bad behavior related to anxiety; it will only reinforce the stress
  • For pets with severe stress, medications are available. They will rarely work alone without a behavior modification regimen. A veterinarian must prescribe these drugs

PurinaCare Pet Health Insurance covers behavioral modification therapy for separation anxiety performed by a licensed veterinarian in a clinical setting for medical reasons and covers prescription medication for separation anxiety prescribed by a licensed veterinarian. For information about PurinaCare Pet Health Insurance policies, go to www.purinacare.com or call 1-877-8-PURINA.

About PurinaCare Pet Health Insurance

PurinaCare Pet Health Insurance, Inc. is dedicated to providing pet owners with a Lifetime of Care(TM) for their pets. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Nestle Purina PetCare Company, PurinaCare Pet Health Insurance, Inc. offers PurinaCare(R) Pet Health Insurance to pet owners in most states and promotes responsible pet care, humane education, community involvement, and the positive bond between people and their pets. For more information about PurinaCare Pet Health Insurance, go to www.purinacare.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE PurinaCare Pet Health Insurance
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. The Quantum Group, Inc. Announces Separation of Units
2. Hillenbrand Announces Mailing of Proxy Regarding Changing of Company Name in Conjunction with Planned Separation
3. Park Dental Announces Separation From Its Administrative Service Provider
4. Hillenbrand Releases Investor Roadshow Materials and Updated Financial Guidance Related to Separation Of Hill-Rom and Batesville Casket
5. Hillenbrand Industries Announces Formal Board Approval of Separation by Means of Share Distribution and Details for Completion
6. Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. Announces Completion of Separation of Hillenbrand Industries Creating Two Public Companies
7. Separation from mom, dad linked with learning trouble in kids
8. Holiday Season Amplifies Hurt of Separation and Divorce: Economic Woes Add to Pressure
9. ThermoGenesis Introduces New Cell Separation Technology for Veterinary Use at Major Equine Convention
10. Molecule tracking reveals mechanism of chromosome separation in dividing cells
11. Microfluidic Systems (MFSI) is Granted a Microfluidic Cartridge Patent for DNA Separation
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... RIDGE, N.J. (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... annual Holly Day Market. Featuring a collection of specialty vendors and unique items from ... of personalized and quality-focused health and wellness services offered by the VNA. The ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th Annual Kids Fun Run brought out many kids ... sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, Jon Letko, is aimed at getting kids excited ... all ages; it is a non-competitive, non-timed event, which is all about having fun ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Talented ... the lowdown on sciatica in a new episode of "Success Files," which is ... events and innovation and investigates each subject in-depth with passion and integrity. , ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to ... to save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains to the ... teacher of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches a class ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... First Healthcare Compliance (FHC), ... will showcase a range of technology and learning solutions at the 68th Annual ... Expo to be held October 14–18, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/19/2017)... Sept. 19, 2017   ZirMed Inc ., a recognized ... announced that it has been ranked #1 by its users ... Rankings 2017 User Survey. ZirMed was recognized as the ... hospitals and medical centers over 200 beds and holds one ... technology user survey history. ...
(Date:9/13/2017)... has been named the official orthopedic and sports medicine ... 2018 College Football Playoff (CFP) National Championship to be played ... Atlanta, Georgia . OrthoAtlanta is proud to be ... many activities leading up to, and including the national championship ... OrthoAtlanta serves ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... FRANCISCO , Sept. 12, 2017  ValGenesis ... Management Solutions (VLMS), is pleased to announce the ... a member of its Board of Directors and ... ValGenesis VLMS enables life science companies to manage ... the use of paper in this process. Furthermore, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: