Back to School Separation Anxiety

It’s time to go back to school! That means the kids are now out of the house, the days get shorter, and the house gets quieter. Back to school season can really affect pets more then we know.

Symptoms of separation anxiety:

  • Agitated or seems anxious or depressed as owners prepare to leave.
  • Urinating and defecating.
  • Barking and howling.
  • Chewing, digging or destruction of the household.
  • Escaping from where they are confined when left alone or separated from their owner.
  • Pacing in a fixed pattern when separated.
  • Dog defecates and consumes all or some of their excrement.

If these actions are done out of separation anxiety, they typically aren’t performed in front of owners.
Ways to help your pet cope with separation anxiety:

  • Before any changes, ease into it ahead.
  • Leave them with their favourite toy, an old t-shirt or even their favourite treat to snack on.
  • Leave them with interactive toys to keep them busy. (Treat puzzle/balls, a treasure hunt with treat throughout the house…).
  • A daily routine of exercise (Morning and evening walk, quality playtime, training…).
  • Consult with an experienced dog trainer or animal behaviourist.
  • Talk with your veterinarian about anti-anxiety medications.

If you are concerned that your pet might be suffering from separation anxiety, talk with your veterinarian for the appropriate treatment plan for your pet.

Written by: Acadia Veterinary Hospital



Back to School Separation Anxiety

It’s time to go back to school! That means the kids are now out of the house, the days get shorter, and the house gets quieter.

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Last updated: September 11, 2020

Chers clients,

Nous sommes tous conscients de la situation que nous avons vécue dans les derniers mois avec l'arrivée du Covid -19. Due aux défis causés par ces circonstances, nous avons décidé de fermer temporairement l'Hôpital Vétérinaire Acadia. A partir de lundi le 14 septembre, 2020, notre équipe sera consolidé avec celle de l’Hôpital Moncton Animal Hospital.

Dans les jours à suivre nous communiquerons avec nos clients qui ont des rendez-vous & chirurgies prévues afin de les re-planifier à l'Hôpital Moncton Animal Hospital avec Dr. Boutet.

Nous vous remercions à l’avance pour votre patience et votre collaboration pendant cette période hors de l’ordinaire. Nous souhaitons que vous, votre famille et vos animaux soyez sains et saufs.


Votre équipe de l'hôpital vétérinaire Acadia


To our valued Acadia Veterinary Hospital clients:

We are all aware of the rapidly changing situation we have faced over the last few months. Due to the ongoing challenges brought on by COVID-19, we have decided to temporarily close Acadia Veterinary Hospital. This is effective starting Monday September 14, 2020. We have consolidated the team with our Moncton Animal Hospital location so that we can continue to care for your pets.

In the coming days, we will contact clients who have appointments and surgeries booked to reschedule them to Moncton Animal Hospital with Dr Boutet.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding. We hope that you, your family and pets all continue to stay healthy and safe.

The dedicated team at Acadia Veterinary Hospital