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Cats for Seperation Anxiety ??

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Mr. Jake the- Beagle

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Barked: Fri Jan 11, '13 8:13pm PST 
Hello!

So i met someone today who has a Weimaraner who suffered from crazy separation anxiety until she adopted a kitten. The kitten is now a cat but she says just by adding the cat her dog calmed down immensely.

is that a typical thing?

I'm curious since with Jake i just used a thundershirt and training though he's still working on acting good in public when i'm "out of view".

Any ideas or theories?
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Rigby

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Barked: Fri Jan 11, '13 8:24pm PST 
I would think that any sort of "companion" would have the same effect. Whether it be cat, dog, pig etc.

Something to let the dog know that s/he's not alone
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