Cats like classical melodies or cat music that specifically appeals to cats. Make your cat's time alone interesting by having a tall cat tree, by the window, where they can look outside. Also cats can play in shelves and boxes. You can put some of the dry food in a hard plastic ball with a hole in the center. The cat has to roll the ball around in order for the food to fall out, it makes your cat work for it.
Some dogs that have a separation anxiety may respond better to radio music or TV. Radio or TV is a good distraction. It can calm the dog to hear a human voice. It makes them feel like someone is still there. If the dog relies mostly on his sense of smell, TV or radio might not work.
When the house is quiet, your dog might feel lonely and bored and that is the time that they become mischievous. You can put some of the dry food in a hard plastic ball with a hole in the center. The dog has to roll the ball around in order for the food to fall out, it makes your dog work for it.
It is a good idea to leave the night light on when it is dark.
You might want to put the TV on Animal Planet.
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