Chances are your dog has been seeing a LOT more of you lately.  So, now that the Granite State is slowly opening back up, there's a real fear of separation anxiety for your pet.

I swear I'm not making this up.  According to People, dogs are loving this extra time they get to spend with "their" people and separation anxiety is a real concern.  Here are some of the things that could happen as you head back to work, according to People.com:

  • Barking, howling, or whining when you leave (not just in response to noises outside of the home), especially for longer than 30 seconds.
  • Scratching or chewing at entrances and exits (doors/windows)
  • Destructive behavior that only happens when the dog is alone
  • Over-grooming or other self-harm or obsessive behaviors
  • A change in appetite

Even though you may be itching to get out of the house, there are some ways you can get out AND still spend time with your pets.

Here are some great options for going out to eat that allow your dog to come with you!

So, if you're worried about your dog missing you a little too much because you're not spending as much time together, take him out to eat!  It'll be fun for both you and your best buddy!