How Will the Seasonal Change Affect Your Animals?

Kim Shotola
March – April 2021 • Vol 3, No 114

Daylight savings time occurs on March 14th, where we “spring forward,” while the spring season officially starts on March 20th. We understand the many ways that spring affects us, but it’s also important to be aware of how these changes can affect your animals.

The days grow longer, and there’s more sunshine. When you’re leaving your home, you can tell your animal out loud that you will be back in a specific number of hours or while there is still sunlight. If you are going to be home at night, you can let them know you’ll be home when the moon is out. When traveling for an extended period of time, like three days, you can let your animal know you will be gone for three suns or three moons. Speaking to your animal every time you leave can really help put them at ease that you will return around a certain time, especially for those pets that are anxious.

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