Smooth Transitions

Advice from our experts helps make life’s big changes easier for your dog.

Divorce, a new pet, a new baby, a move across the country: These momentous life changes can stress anyone out. Turns out it’s much the same for dogs.

The good news? Most healthy dogs get through major shakeups just fine. In a way, your dog’s been preparing himself since puppyhood. All those little anxiety-inducing occasions, like meeting a new person or dog, trying a new activity, or visiting a new place, essentially work like a vaccine, building up his tolerance for life’s bigger jolts.

Fortunately, there are ways to ease your dog through major transitions. Read on for our experts’ tips for tackling four biggies.

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