When you’re a pet owner, you’re responsible for everything that keeps your pet happy and healthy. It becomes a big part of your life to make sure your pet is properly fed, exercised and socialized. Because of this, pets become a part of the family.
Unfortunately, no matter how much you love your pet, you probably have to leave it every day to go to work. There are a couple of things you can do to make that experience better for both you and your pet. It’s nice if you can take your pet to a daycare or have a pet sitter, but that’s not an option available to everyone.
Before you leave, make sure you give your pet some one-on-one time if at all possible. Some playing or exercise can help get your pet the exercise you need even though you’re gone for several hours. It’s also good if you can leave your pet with an activity. Puzzle toys and or toys with treats inside can be entertaining for a significant amount of time while you’re gone. You can even leave a calming radio or TV show on so the house isn’t silent.
Make sure your house is pet-proofed, as well. It’s important that your lonely pet can’t get into anything harmful. Your pet might push the boundaries and rules a bit when it knows you aren’t home so make sure it can’t wreak any havoc or get hurt.
To alleviate your anxiety about leaving your pet at home, you can look in on your pet with an indoor security video camera and the Guardian app. This is just one of many applications in which you can use your integrated home security and automation equipment. Because Guardian can monitor your house for signs of a break in, fire, or carbon monoxide emergency, you can have more peace of mind that we’re helping to protect your home where your pets live.