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Which Animals Can Be Affected By Separation Anxiety?

When discussing separation anxiety and pets, the most commonly spoken about species is dogs – a quick Google search will turn up thousands of results confirming this – however it’s certainly not exclusive to our canine companions. 

Many other animals can develop and exhibit signs of separation anxiety, including other common pets such as cats, rabbits and horses. Signs of separation anxiety will of course vary from species-to-species (and in most cases, animal-to-animal) though recurring symptoms may include excessive toileting, destructive behaviours, vocalisation and other signs synonymous with stress. 

We would recommend speaking to a behaviourist specialising in the animal of concern, who will give the best advice on signs, symptoms and solutions for that species. 

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