Q. I haven't seen my dog in a month and a half. I work long distant. Would it be traumatic to see her once a week?
JESSICA L DESROSIERS
A. If your dog is very attached to you, she may experience some stress and separation anxiety when you leave again after a visit. However, your dog may also get used to having different "people" during the week, and you'll just become a fun visitor instead. When you do visit, be sure to bring lots of treats and love, and spend some quality time together. When it's time to go, don't make a big deal of it when leaving, to help minimize any stress and anxiety about you being gone.