Pets are creatures of habit, and they love routine! So when summer ends and the family returns to the old routine of school and work, the transition can be tough. Here are some tips to make the change a bit smoother and establish a new routine that the furry family members can get used to.
It’s a big word that can also mean big changes to your pet’s physical and mental health.
It’s also a word few pet parents have heard. So what is it? In scientific terms, it’s an observed behavior in most animals that when offered a choice between food provided or food that requires effort, the animal prefers the food that requires effort.
Simply put, your pet would prefer to work for food than to be given an unchallenging bowl of kibble.
Heading back to school is always an exciting time for families. New teachers, new friends, new routines, new things to learn! But for pets, watching their favorite human playmate run out the door to catch the bus can be “ruff.”
To help ease the transition, try incorporating some of these ideas into your new school routine: