Have you ever noticed that your pet reacts differently when you leave to go on vacation and return? Sometimes your pet is overly excited and anxious upon your return and other times your pet seems to actually be ignoring you. Well, pets can go through separation anxiety as well as humans. There are ways to help your pet. See if you can leave your dog with a family friend instead of boarding your dog. This way, your dog will have a familiar and trusted face to care for it while you are away. Give your dog a treat when you leave and when you return so that your dog knows that your coming and going is a positive thing. Talk to your vet about an all-natural solution to the problem if it is more severe. Get a stuffed toy and put one of your old t-shirts on it for your scent.