Four hacks to soothe your pet's separation anxiety

A stressed out four-legged friend can make leaving the house for the day -- or even just a few minutes -- an upsetting experience for everyone.

Here are a few tricks to ease your pet's nerves until you return home.

1) Burn off some energy with your pet at the park before you go

They'll be more likely to want to rest when you go.

2) Change up your routine that triggers anxiety

Instead of grabbing your stuff and walking right out the door, grab your stuff and sit with your pet for 15 or 20 minutes. Then leave quietly without making a big deal out of it.

3) Create positive associations with you leaving

Always give your pet a treat when you're about to leave.

4) Invest in an anxiety vest

Based on the concept of swaddling, vests are designed to give your pet a comforting hug and make them feel more secure when they're feeling stressed, even when you can't. Put it on them at least 20 minutes before leaving.

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