Home Alone? 4 Sure-Fire Ways to Spice Up Your Pet's Life

Toys - pet scientists have found homebound pets are happier and more active when they are left with lots of toys. The toys should be changed regularly. After all, wouldn't you be bored with the same toys day after day?

Room With a View - watching the outside world can provide a great deal of entertainment for a pet confined to the house. Place a few perches around different windows where your pet can sit and enjoy the view.

Audio/Video - Pet experts recommend that you leave the radio or television on for your pet while you are gone. It alleviates a feeling of loneliness. Having the radio on is especially calming to a pet that spends the day in a crate.

Get a Companion for your Companion - Consider getting a second pet. Remember, two's company.