Families worrying about pets at home alone can invest in a dog camera. Most dog cameras available in the market allow you to see and talk to your dog from any device, anywhere. Some can even help you toss in treats remotely.
Turn on the TV or radio for pets before leaving for work. Set the channel to things that will keep your pet stimulated or calm. Music is known to keep animals relaxed throughout the day. Several YouTube channels have playlists specifically for pets.
Leave one of the curtains or blinds in the house open so your pet can watch what’s going on in the backyard. For small dogs, set a chair or cushion by the window so they can easily prop themselves up for a good view.
Invest in toys that will keep your pets occupied for hours on end. Hollow toys such as kongs allow parents to stuff treats like all-natural peanut butter inside them. Dogs love peanut butter and will spend hours trying to lick every dollop.
If your dog gets anxious when you’re not at home, try applying calming essential oils on his/her bedding. Lavender and peppermint work particularly well to calm nervous dogs. Make sure to consult a vet so you know which ones work best for your pet.