Whether you are heading back to school or just got done a staycation with your pets, it can be hard for them to transition to being home alone. Pacing, chewing, barking, aggression and anxiety may be some of the signs that your pet is not feeling stimulated during the day in your absence or without your constant attention.
LET'S FIND WAYS TO COMBAT BOREDOM IN YOUR PET
Arranging pet toys is the primary thing you can do to keep your pet busy
when they are alone at home. A long range of toys are available at pet stores (physical and
online), and you can choose them depending on the type of breed you have and your budget.
What matters is that you must have multiple toys for your pet to play with. However,
make sure that toys should not be small enough for your pet to accidentally swallow it.
Rotate Toys Regularly
Just as we humans get tired of using the same thing over and over again, so
do pets. It is recommended by most experts that you should rotate the toys often to keep your pet interested. When purchasing toys, it is a good idea to put some aside for a later date, instead of giving them all at once.
Instead of offering the food to your pet in open bowls there are many different options for different types of food feeders.
Food dispensers are available, which release food after irregular intervals, thus keeping your pet busy for a
long time. You can also hide the food at different places in the house and allow your pet to use their sniffing ability to find the food. This activity will keep your pet stimulated for hours.
Chewing can be a natural instinct. Many animals have a preference of things to chew, such as a dog with a bone. However, a bored dog can chew on just about anything and tear them apart. So, to avoid these accidents, it’s necessary to provide high-quality and durable chew toys. Chew toys fulfill their instinct and are a good way to keep them busy. Just like other toys, it is necessary to rotate the chew toys often to keep them interested.