At one time or another you have to leave your pets home alone and you may wonder just what they are doing in your absence. How are they amusing themselves with the run of the home? Even the best-behaved dog can be a totally different pet when they know they are alone. Have you ever thought of placing a video camera in your home to catch your dog (or cat) in action? You may need to contact your local Rockford area Petsmart or Petco (or one closest to your home) to choose appropriate toys and puzzles to occupy your pets time when home alone.
Some dog behaviorists have done just that in order to catch the mischievous dog doing what he does best when left alone. As I described in my previous article on boredom in dogs, if your pet is not given specific activities to stimulate his mind, he will find other fun things to do like chew the couch, gnaw on the door, shelves, table, clothes and more, dig in the trash – anything his little mind will come up with.
Just like kids can have a field day when mom and dad are gone, maybe your imagination gets the better of you regarding your pets and what keeps them busy while you are away. Are they watching their favorite pet TV shows, raiding the refrigerator, curling up on the “forbidden” furniture or having friends over for a “paw-ty?”
In reality many pets have a difficult time being left alone, known as separation anxiety. In such cases, this can be a medical and behavioral problem needing professional intervention. However, most times it is just a case of boredom and your dog will look for anything to occupy his time. Keep your dog stimulated with puzzle games and toys stuffed with his favorite treats to fill hours of fun and activity.
Most often pets just nap while in your absence so they can smother you with love and attention upon your return. Unless your home looks like a tornado hit, you can assume that your pets have been quietly waiting for your happy arrival. As long as you provide and enrich your dog with suitable games and puzzles to stimulate its mind and expend its energies, you will be returning to a happy home and a content pup. As for kitty, he’s napping, jumping on window sills and peering out, looking for a nearby bird or other kitty friend. http://www.petplace.com/dogs/dogs-home-alone/page1.aspx http://www.petplace.com/dogs/what-does-your-pet-do-when-home-alone/page1.aspx
For all your pets needs in Rockford, go to your local PETCO – 6305 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108, (815) 229-0184 – http://www.petco.com/or your local PETSMART – 6320 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108, (815) 397-7880 – http://stores.petsmart.com/result-details.php?store=493 – PETLAND, (815) 332-4200 – www.petland.com/
For many of your pets essentials, visit your local Rockford area CVS pharmacies. There are four convenient locations – 3134 11th Street, Rockford, IL 61109, (815)398-0048 – 110 S Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61108 – 3718 Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103, (815)877-9620- 2454 S. Alpine Rd.,
Rockford, IL 61108, (815)399-5421- http://www.cvsphoto.com/home.
For Vet assistance in the Rockford area, you can check out – http://www.rockfordvetclinics.com/, http://bellwoodvets.com/, http://www.petswelcome.com/illinois/rockford/veterinarians.html http://www.perryvillepet.com/, http://bellwoodvets.com/services_surgical.php – for all cat issues, go to – http://local.catster.com/Spay_Neutering_Rockford_IL-p3154-Rockford_IL.html
Looking for wholesome, natural and homemade treats for your favorite canine best friend, Ledfoot’s Pet Bakery near the Rockford area is happy to meet your needs. Check out the website at http://LEDFOOTSPETBAKERY.COM. You can contact Susan Weitzel at 815 784-6358, susan@Ledfootspetbakery.com.
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