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12 Products Made For Easing Dog Separation Anxiety During The Workday

Illustration by Genie Espinosa
Over the past year, those fortunate enough to transition their jobs into the work-from-home world enjoyed more than a few lifestyle changes. Namely, swapping business-casual for sweatsuits and coworkers for pets who prefer naps and belly rubs over touch-bases and recaps). But, as many of us begin to return "back" to a life filled with daily commutes and hot-desking setups, we can't help but worry about how our dogs will fare.
This is especially true for folks (like me) who adopted a pup during the pandemic (meet my pomchi, Miso) and have yet to adjust to a home-alone schedule. But, fret not! Because we've laid out the ultimate starter pack for easing your pet's separation anxiety (along with yours) during the workday. From high-tech cameras that throw treats to smart bones and calming chews, find the best out-of-sight-but-not-out-of-mind gadgets for soothing your best furry friends' nerves.
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