Separation Anxiety

Her high-pitched cries fill the air with sorrow, alerting anyone nearby to her despair. Yoshi, my eleven-year-old poodle/chihuahua, fears being away from me. Time with friends or family is acceptable, but when she must be alone in our apartment, she is extremely distressed. For hours, she howls every five or ten minutes, treating a brief separation like a heartbreaking crisis. When she is not near me, anxiety overtakes her and insecurity is too much to bear.

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