When a Pomsky gets separated from its home and parents, it can cause separation anxiety. Separation anxiety doesn’t just happen for a Pomsky. It’s also common in most household pets. Don’t be alarmed; there’s a cure. Helping your Pomsky feel at home and feel loved is going to take some time and patience, but it will catch up to you soon, don’t worry.
What are the symptoms of Separation Anxiety?
If you notice any of these symptoms your pup could be suffering from separation anxiety. The symptoms include: Howling or barking excessively, repeated escapes, scratching or pawing on the door to return home, biting and chewing.
What are the Causes of Separation Anxiety?
Knowing precisely what is causing your pup to have anxiety is the best way that you will be able to fix it. If you can correctly find out what is causing your pet to feel lonely, you can use the tips that fit the best with that. Because there are so many various causes of separation, we will go over the most common causes. Most causes can be easily identified and often resemble a child’s separation anxiety.
You may not be able to be home with your pet as much as you would like to. If your Pomsky was used to having a companion with them during the day, this might be causing the anxiety. This can be easily cured through time or including another playmate into the family. If you achieved your Pomsky through a shelter or home, they might have had a traumatic experience that might relate to being adopted into your home. This can go away with continued love and affection for your pup.
The most common type of separation anxiety is from a change of routine and schedule. If they are used to bigger meals and more exercise and having a strict schedule when they eat, that might be why they are suffering from separation anxiety. This can cause your Pomsky to be whiny, have excessive barking, and lose sleep at night.
How does your pet notice when you change the routine? Just like most humans, they need to be able to rely on the things around them to be the same each time. If you are on a schedule at your home, you know that even one change can cause stress to your body and also make you lose sleep. Routines become apart of their lifestyle, and their body gets used to what always happens. Call the previous owners to see if there is something specific you have changed in their routine to see if that can be causing the anxiety.
Steps you can take to reduce Separation Anxiety
Have a Home Environment
Make sure that your Pomsky feels at home by giving them the perfect amount of love and attention. You can also help your dog feel at home by making sure they have a specific place to sleep and by giving them toys and dog essentials that belong to them.
Include Exercise and Activities
As we said in a previous paragraph, one of the common forms of separation anxiety is when a puppy doesn’t have the same routine or receives less attention. If you want to fix this, you may need to start including more personal playtime with your Pomsky. Go for a walk or exercise outside by playing tug-a-war or fetch. Always give them about an hour of your attention every day and provide them with something to focus their time on when you can’t be there.
Give them something to do while you are at work
If you are going to be out of the house while your Pomsky is there, you need to have a way for them to occupy themselves. Other than taking naps and staying in a cage. Sometimes just giving them a playmate is enough. If they can have another pet with them while you are away, they won’t feel as lonely and will have more love for you when you come home. If you have a toy that you can unassemble, fill it with Peanut Butter to keep them entertained.
Giving Your Pomsky Hope
Sometimes the separation anxiety doesn’t come from missing their old family but comes from missing you. If your Pomsky is known to wait by the door until you come home or is lying down while you are away, that is a sign they miss you and are waiting for you to go back. Giving them hope that you will return is always an excellent way to help them with their anxiety. Grab an item you recently wore or an object you know carries your scent and give it to your Pomsky while you are away. Make sure not to make it a big deal when you arrive or leave because this can make them miss you more and have more significant anxiety while you are gone.
If you still have a problem with your Pomskies separation anxiety, go to your local vet and ask them to examine your pup. Ask him if there are any medications you can give your puppy to help. If you are uncertain about putting your dog on the medication, you can also try hiring a pet sitter for when you are away. Pet sitters can give your dog love when you can’t be there and keep them entertained so they won’t continue having anxiety.
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