Tips to Keep Your Pets Calm During Holiday Parties
As we enter the full swing of the holiday season, we’re full of joy and enjoy the well-deserved time off with friends and family. However, it can be stressful for some too and we’re talking about our furry friends. The hustle and bustle of the holidays can become quite chaotic for them to deal with. They may find all the extra noise, strange faces, or even changes in their routine unsettling.
So, let’s take a look below at some tips for calming pets and general holiday pet care. Some you may already know, and some may be new to you, such as using CBD products as part of your pet anxiety solutions.
The first way to build a pet-friendly holiday environment is to exercise out their stress and anxiety. If your pet is tired after a fun day out, they will be less likely to get anxious. They will burn off excess energy and feel they have received the attention they deserve.
Create A Personalized Safe Space
For this, you want to designate an area for your pet that is theirs and where no one else will enter. For example, this can be your bedroom when you’re holding holiday parties. Plenty of toys and their favorite bed should be there to ensure they feel at peace. You can also play their favorite calming music, which can help distract them from the noise of the party happening outside.
Keep Your Routine
Pets love routine, especially your dogs, so keep the same schedule for feeding, walking, playing, and everything else the same. If you want stress-free pets, then help them feel more secure by letting them know that everything related to them is still the same.
Introduce Guests Slowly
If you think your pets can handle it, then you can gradually introduce guests to your pet. A couple of people at a time can come in slowly to the safe space and your pet can get accustomed to their company. It’s vital to make sure you use a lot of positive reinforcement during this time.
This is so your pet knows that social interactions are a good experience for them to have. Make sure to watch your pet and if you feel they are getting too anxious then take a break and give them their space for a while until they can calm back down.
Consider CBD For Your Pets
Another great way of reducing pet stress holidays is using CBD for your pet. There are plenty of options for CBD oil for dogs and cats that are beneficial. They help produce a calming sensation by rubbing your pet with the oil and the unique smells CBD oils can have. You can check with your veterinarian first to see if your pet can handle CBD properly beforehand.
In The End
Here are some final tips for having stress-free pets this holiday season and for holiday parties
- Keep the food and drinks secure during the party, so your pet doesn’t get into them
- Be mindful of those loud noises (especially fireworks)
- Avoid leaving out holiday decorations that are toxic, such as ornaments
- Consider boarding your dog at a pet hotel so they can have their own holiday party.
In the end, don’t worry, as your concern for your pet will show, and you just need to make sure you check in on them from time to time. Before you know it, your pet will enjoy company in the future and may become the life and soul of the party! All it takes is the right setup and patience.