5 Lessons Learned From Pets During Quarantine

Most pet owners have wondered (many times a day) what their pets do at home without them all day long. Thanks to lockdown orders, it’s no longer a mysterious situation. 

Over the past few months of spending (almost) every waking moment with pets during quarantine, we’ve learned exactly what they do to pass the time. 

Sure, our observations may now be met with a disdainful gaze or an exasperated sigh. But whether they like it or not (and they totally like our presence 24/7, right?), they’ve taught us a thing or two about life. 


Helping a Pet with Separation Anxiety

Does your pet get anxious and stressed every time you leave? Have you dealt with chewed up carpet, increased accidents, destroyed shoes, or chronic barking? Your pet may suffer from a condition called separation anxiety. Separation anxiety is caused by a number of factors and is frequently diagnosed in dogs (rare in cats). 

Fortunately, there are ways to reduce pet separation anxiety and encourage better health and well-being. Your friends at Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital are here to answer some questions about this disorder and what you can do to improve the situation.


Can Your Cell Phone Use Cause Depression in Your Dog?

Cell phone addiction is something that is talked about these days as a growing problem. This is because we rely on our cells not only for communication but also to schedule appointments, surf the news, and post on social media. Where once a telephone served a single purpose, we now rely on smartphones for daily living. 

Unfortunately, being glued to our phones can create problems for our furry friends, too. The team at Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital is here to explain why your cell phone use can cause depression in your dog.


Popular Houseplants That are Toxic to Pets

With their simple beauty and…. houseplants make a lovely addition to any home. Not only are they relatively easy to care for, but greenery has been shown to improve indoor air quality. If you have pets, however, it’s important to be aware that many varieties are actually toxic to cats and dogs.

Because we want you to have a gorgeous, and safe, living space, your team at Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital has done the research and come up with some of the most popular houseplants that are toxic to pets.