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Separation Anxiety - Can a Companion Help?

    • 178 posts
    April 26, 2017 11:32 PM EDT

    A member of the audience inquired during our recent Roundtable Discussion on the Emotional Impact on the Caregiver ...

    Does having another animal (of the same species) in the household - to play or bond with - help in situations where a pet has separation anxiety? 



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    • 68 posts
    April 27, 2017 5:37 PM EDT

    Thanks for this great question!

    For some patients it can be helpful.  Sometimes this help is only temporary though.  

    For some affected patients it doesn't change their symptoms at all.  

    Dr C