How pets can stay calm over the Holidays.
’Tis the season to be jolly, but ’tis also a season that can be hard for our pets. The holidays are meant to be enjoyed, so we’ve compiled a list of holiday-stressors that can trigger high-anxiety pups.
The more you shop online, the more deliveries get sent to your door. The more your doorbell rings, the more worked up your pet can become.
Dogs with high-anxiety can find comfort in familiar surroundings. Introducing new decorations (like a Christmas Tree) can give off unfamiliar scents, which can be distressing.
The holidays are a time for family, but for a high-anxiety pup, traveling can easily turn a good day into a nerve-racking one—especially if it’s a long road trip or plane ride.
Our pets are attuned to our emotions. They pick up when we are feeling holiday-stress and can become stressed out themselves.
New Year’s Eve Fireworks
Fireworks are far and beyond one of the most terrifying things for dogs. Hours of erratic, thunderous “bangs” can be any anxious pet’s worst nightmare.
Every year, a “certain someone” flies around on reindeer and breaks into our homes. This can be highly troublesome for our pets, as they will surely see anyone who comes ho-ho-hoisting their way down a chimney as a home-intruder.