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Managing Pet Separation Anxiety as America Gets Back to Work

As states begin to plan their post-pandemic re-openings, many of us will hopefully be returning to work, developing a “new normal”, and dealing with the anxiety that comes along with these changes—both in people and pets. RestoraPet, a pet health supplement that restores wellness in older pets experiencing age-related decline, boosts the health and well-being of younger pets and helps pets of all ages deal with anxiety issues, wants to remind pet parents that this will also be a stressful time for their four-legged family members.

The ASPCA reported that pet adoptions and fostering increased during the pandemic. To help these new pet parents as well as the most experienced pet parents, RestoraPet CEO and pet health expert Brian Larsen compiled tips for pet parents looking to ease the transition and reduce separation anxiety felt by their pets.

“Pets everywhere have thoroughly enjoyed the extra time spent with their favorite humans over the past few months,” said Larsen. “Just as pet parents everywhere have taken steps to ensure their pet’s well-being during quarantine, we must also prepare them for a transition back to normal life.

“Think of this transition as a ‘back to school’ time, when pets might start to act out as the house goes empty after months of a full house,” he added. “Chewing and destroying furniture, cries for attention, and endless crying or barking are just some of the issues that will arise, possibly even more so for the newly adopted pets who have become accustomed to constant human companionship. Preparing furry family members for this transition while we are still at home can help save us time, money and anxiety later on when we are trying to adapt to the ‘new normal.’”

Larsen’s tips for easing the post-pandemic transition:

  • Disassociate certain cues from your departure – Routine cues associated with your pet being left alone, such as picking up your keys or putting on shoes, can cause your pets to behave anxiously before you even have a chance to leave the house. For this reason, it is important to disassociate your leaving from these routine tasks. This can be done by exposing your pet to these cues in various orders several times a day—without leaving.
  • Create positive associations with your departure — Doing something nice or fun for your pet (such as giving them a small, healthy treat) every time you leave the house will help them to associate your leaving with something pleasant, and thereby minimize or offset other distress they might feel.
  • Practice gradual departures – To ease separation anxiety, start slowly by only leaving your pet alone for a short amount of time at first. The ASPCA recommends planning your absences to be shorter than the time it takes for your pet to become upset. As they become more confident in your intent to return home, you can try leaving them for longer amounts of time. Some dogs also benefit from the use of a “safe” word to reassure them that, although you’re leaving now, you will return.
  • Try a CBD supplement – CBD products include cannabinoids and terpenes that have a multitude of proven wellness benefits, such as reduced anxiety, without producing the “high” that is often associated with hemp products.
  • Invest in puzzle toys – Special toys such as Kong puzzles with hidden treats inside can be a fun way to distract your pet while you are gone and will keep them from releasing their anxiety through unwanted behaviors, such as chewing furniture, barking or having accidents in the house.

As the world’s only full-spectrum hemp supplement with synergistic ingredients, RestoraPet Hemp helps unleash a pet’s vitality, fighting discomfort and anxiety while offering proven health benefits from organic, plant-based ingredients, without any psychotropic side effects. RestoraPet Hemp was specially formulated to be given alongside the original RestoraPet formula for maximum efficacy, including improved/regulated appetite, greater pain reduction, lower anxiety, and a calm sense of wellness without sedation.

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About RestoraPet
RestoraPet® is the most effective line of pet supplements ever created. Made with the perfect blend of love and science, RestoraPet® restores wellness in older pets experiencing age-related decline and boosts the health and well-being of younger pets. First introduced to the market in 2014, RestoraPet® products are now used by tens of thousands of pets (especially dogs, cats, and horses) in more than 100 countries worldwide. RestoraPet® contains a remarkable, carbon-based “super antioxidant” that scientists created called Vitalitrol®, and begins working from the very first administered dose to rehabilitate and protect almost every type of cell in a pet’s body. Learn more at


Supplements for Pets – Carbon-based antioxidant Vitalitrol

RestoraPet (, a highly effective line of pet supplements that includes the proprietary “super antioxidant” Vitalitrol, is currently offering both the RestoraPet Hemp PM & RestoraPet AM formula for $69.95 (normally $119 when sold separately) and is even including a free bottle of their Rejuvien Hand Sanitizer, which they started manufacturing recently to help keep up with demand. The offer is only available online at

RestoraPet, which works by restoring and rejuvenating aging cells to give pets a longer, healthier, life, has recently been featured in a number of national publications due to the great work CEO and founder Brian Larsen is doing for pets and in the community.


Down Dog Mat by Corc Yoga

Corc Yoga is already well-known by chaturanga champions and yoga novices alike for their line of 100% plastic & chemical free yoga mats and accessories made with cork harvested in Portugal, a renewable resource that simultaneously revitalizes the practice and supports an environmentally viable future.
And in honor of National Pet Day this Saturday, now our canine and feline companions can join in – introducing the Down Dog Mat by Corc Yoga!
Fun fact: cork is a naturally antimicrobial material, meaning that the mats stay germ free (for real) no matter how many spills or muddy paw prints. At a high-alert time like this when we’re compulsively washing our hands, it’s nice to know that at least one thing is keeping us and our pets healthy in more ways than one.
Down Dog Mats by Corc Yoga retail for $45.00 and are available for wholesale as well as retail on Corc’s site. For every mat purchased, Corc Yoga will donate $5.00 to Much Love Animal Rescue in Los Angeles.

Square Pet launches Egg Based Dog Food

Square Pet has recently launched its SquareEgg dog food formula which is an industry first with its pure protein base of eggs and whey…no meat. These perfect protein powerhouse ingredients provide dogs with truly superior nutrition. Eggs and whey each contain all the essential amino acids required by dogs for optimum growth & health. Based on its amino acid profile alone, the egg protein used in Square Egg™ brand food for dogs is second only to mother’s milk for canine nutrition.

Leveraging the world’s most perfect protein source, SquarePet™ developed the SquareEgg dog food line.  With a cage-free egg and whey base, it provides an easy-to-digest and complete protein source.

An industry first, it contains all the essential amino acids required by dogs for optimum growth and health, and it ranks highest in protein bioavailability.  Ideal for sensitive stomachs and rotational feeding, SquareEgg dog food is designed for all stages of canine life from puppy to senior.

Proudly made in the U.S.A., SquarePet™ product lines are available for purchase online and at independent pet retailers nationwide.

To learn more about SquarePet’s veterinarian-formulated pet food lines, visit the company online at

MSRP 4.4lbs  $30.99


Jiminy’s Dog Treats: Cricket Crave and Good Grub

Jiminy’s, the premier producer of sustainable and eco-friendly cricket protein dog treats is excited to announce their new products at Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Florida from February 26-28. Jiminy’s will be unveiling their first insect protein dog foods in two new flavors; Cricket Crave and Good Grub. With these two new insect protein dog foods, Jiminy’s is seeking to combat the effects of climate change by challenging both the pet industry and pet owners to rethink traditional meat proteins.

One of Niko’s favorite things to do is feeding Cami. With all the extra food from the high chair he’s giving to her, she definitely gained weight! We have been searching for a way for them to continue bonding through food but with a lower calorie option. So who know crickets were the answer!

These new formulas are set to become the most sustainable and eco-friendly dog food options available on the market; with no greenhouse gases produced and less land and water use vs. traditional protein-based dog foods. Switching one dog from a chicken-based diet to a cricket protein diet saves 480,000 gallons of water per year!


Oxyfresh – the easiest way for keep your dog’s kisses fresh!

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Most pets hate having their teeth brushed. Thankfully, Oxyfresh has pioneered a “No Brush Solution” for your furry friend. Finally, pet home dental care made easy! This non-toxic water additive is for both dogs and cats. The patented blend of Oxygene and zinc safely neutralizes bad breath and helps improve overall dental health, protecting them from periodontal disease, plaque and gingivitis. Completely tasteless and odorless, even the most persnickety of pets can’t detect it.

I have to be honest, since Niko’s arrival, Cami has taken a backseat in terms of priorities!  We still take care of her daily with 2 walks and plenty of loving but we haven’t gone to dog park or the pet store as often now! She has been such a good girl and Oxyfresh is an easy way for us to make sure her teeth stay in great shape through her drinking water. It is very easy, just a splash in her water bowl and that’s it!

Now that we have used it for just over 3 weeks – I have zero issues with her licking the baby!

Key Benefits

  • Veterinarian recommended to clean teeth, fight periodontal disease, freshen breath and strengthen gums.
  • Exclusive teeth-cleaning blend of proprietary Oxygene and zinc acetate for a proven oral hygiene solution.
  • No hassle or messes by just adding it to your pet’s water; the formula activates in your pal’s mouth with every sip.
  • Tasteless and odorless so your picky pal won’t even know it’s there and it’s safe to drink.
  • Made in the USA with no animal testing or animal byproducts!
  • No brushing required.
  • Cleans your pet’s teeth and gums.
  • Odorless and tasteless.
  • Safe for both cats and dogs.
  • Veterinarian recommended brand.

New look, same great formula! This product has recently undergone a packaging change. Customers may receive old packaging during this transition.