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15 Aug 2007

Missing my dog!
This is the first animal that is mine. I have never had my own animal because I always thought I wasn't a animal lover till I got my dog 3 years ago.

This dog is my life and we really have a very strong bond. This past long week-end we went away for 4 days and although my husband's son stayed in our house and looked after the animals, I missed my dog so much. I could not wait for the week-end to be over so I could just get back to my dog.

And when I walked into the house Sunday night he did not hear us and was lying on the little carpet in front of the front door waiting for me. The child says that the dog lied there the whole time I was gone.

Now how can I ever leave him again? He does not understand that I will only be away for a few days. I can't put some mielie pitte into a little bottle and tell him to throw one out ever day till I get back because he's just a dog and does not understand.

I've already booked our holiday for December but I don't want to go because I just can't bear leaving my dog behind. It's not possible to take him with and he will be in very good hands and in his own house with his own bed etc. so that's not the problem.

How do you guys deal with this? Or am I just crazy?
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CyberVet
cybervet

01 Jan 0001

The separation is probably causing him to be anxious. By installing a DAP vapourizer in your home it will help him settle down. You can also train him to get used to you being away by leaving him alone at home for longer and longer periods. It is however important to get the DAP up and running before you begin.
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