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Research has shown that playing instrumental music while you’re out can be especially soothing because it mimics the noise your pet is used to hearing when you’re there. Turn on the playlist ‘Relax My Dog: Calming Music for Dogs’ or ‘Pet Therapy: Calming Music for Cats’ (free on
for a full day’s worth of serene sounds. If your pet howls or meows in protest when you leave, turn your smartphone, tablet or computer into a two-way audiovisual pet monitor with the Ezviz C6B Mini 360 WiFi Pan & Tilt Camera (R2 499, Takealot). Pets are able to recognise an owner’s voice, so let your words help your pet relax.