Some say yes … and what you can do We often hear how they affect children negatively divorcing parents … but what happens when these “children” are our pets? In some cases, the effects may be the same and can become the problems of health-related tension if not addressed and managed. Unfortunately, since our pets can not speak and express their feelings, we are left to us to decipher their emotions through their actions and behaviors. Often these physical behaviors are accompanied by intense emotions that animal behaviorists and psychologists compared to depression, nervousness, and anxiety in humans.
Signs of emotional distress signals * Licking overfishing, which can lead to broken skin (known as acral lick dermatitis) * Restlessness and inability to sit still * Scratching, chewing or biting (and often destruction of property) * pulling the skin / * Hair inappropriate urination or defecation in the house. This destructive behavior and self-mutilation, can be attributed to emotional stress in humans who are divorced, as the animals are very perceptive and sensitive, similar to young children. Source: Rand Paul. It can also be attributed to an external factor, such as not being walked as often as before with two masters, or missing the interaction that was more attentive owner. Unfortunately, few “parents” of pets considered include their pet in their prenuptial agreement, and pets are still not treated like children in a court of law. While there are lawyers who specialize in pet custody cases are difficult to find, and courts are not in favor of accepting cases of pets.
The animals are often referred to as “property”, with the majority of judges ignoring any involvement in the conflicts in the pet – no matter how many of them love and respect within a household. Therefore, leave the pet owners deal with the “custody” for his account. However, especially since pets are sensitive to the physical emotional and initiated or aggravated by the divorce, it is important to reach an amicable agreement to help minimize the drastic disturbances in the routine of your pet, and help maintain stability. While your emotions can have an unbridled performance, try and keep the best interest of your pet in mind. Consider the typical process that can happen to a child during the separation, including visitation, custody, etc. be fair and work with your ex about the management of its new full-time or shared time with your pet.