According to a recent Web article posted by the ASPCA, your dog or cat may be struggling with the same feelings of confusion and loneliness that any major family adjustment can cause. Unlike the human members of your family, though, they have no voices to let you know how they're feeling -- so they'll communicate their emotions in nonverbal (and unpleasant) ways.
Per the ASPCA, here's a list of behaviors to watch out for that may indicate that your pet is missing the kids:
- Peeing and pooping in the house
- Barking incessantly
- Attempts to escape
Do you have pets? Have you noticed their moods changing as the school year begins?