https://www.wellbeingintlstudiesrepository.org/sc_herzog_compiss/ Separation anxiety has been extensively studied in pets, but few studies have examined separation anxiety in their owners. Nearly half of pet owners report that they can become anxious when they are away from their companion animals. Two studies shed light on this important but neglected aspect of the human-animal bond.
Herzog, H. 2022. Do you suffer from pet-related separation anxiety? Psychology Today Jun 20 https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/animals-and-us/202206/do-you-suffer-pet-related-separation-anxiety