Fall is finally here and with it comes cooler weather and the holiday season. Now we can all safely say that our pets and us are ready and excited for that crisp fall air. But the holidays approaching can cause a bit of apprehension.
Fall is finally here and with it comes cooler weather and the holiday season. Now we can all safely say that our pets and us are ready and excited for that crisp fall air. But the holidays approaching can cause a bit of apprehension. Between decorating galore and your home being turned into an actual hotel it can be stressful for both you and your pets. So how can you keep your animals safe and out of trouble? Keeping them busy and away from the hectic mess is key.
Keeping your pets out of the fray while also keeping them entertained can be both fun and easy. One thing is for sure, bones will always be the way to your dog's heart and stomach. Not only can these chews keep them distracted for hours but they will also keep their teeth clean. Chews come in a variety of shapes and sizes for all your pets needs. Cats can even get into the fun with certain sticks and jerkys. Marrow bones are an excellent choice for keeping your pups distracted because you can also stuff them with some delicious holiday flavors like turkey, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, or other veggies. To make them even more fun try freezing them after stuffing to make them even more challenging for longer lasting. Remember a tired pet is a good pet!
I’m sure we can all agree that when the time comes to start decorating it's safer for our pets to not be underfoot. It’s important to note to keep all decorations away from your more mischievous pets, keep all your bits and bobbles away from furry mouths. Nothing can make the season even more stressful like a trip to the emergency vet. Treat puzzles can be a great tool to keep your pets body and mind engaged and happy. Both dogs and cats are natural problem solvers and they love figuring things out. They can work their way through various puzzles by nuzzling, batting, pawing, pushing, or even flipping things on the puzzle to get to their treasure. Puzzles come in various levels of difficulty so your furry friend can work their way through them all. There are so many other great toys that can keep your pets from boredom while you’re entertaining your relatives. Other reward toys like a Kong, or treat ball can be great for those a little rougher on their toys. Using a little creative flair can go a long way in ensuring your pets have their own relaxing holiday. Of course a catnip party will never go amiss with keeping spirits high in your felines.
Sometimes though no matter what distractions you provide some pets need a little more help to get to their happy place. Giving your furry friends a safe place away from the hustle, bustle, and cheer can give them the stress free environment they've been craving . Remember your pets have sensitive ears so loud music or noise can be very challenging for them. CBD oil is perfect to help curb their anxious behavior and give them a sense of calm. When CBD is introduced into the body it automatically knows where it's needed and starts its job fixing the problem. When interacting with the receptors in the brain it can help with serotonin signals which are essential when alleviating anxiety. CBD comes in both liquid and treat form and will definitely help to relax the most panicked of pets. Once your pets experience a sense of ease you all can finally enjoy the season together.
Even the calmest of nerves can become easily frazzled this time of year and your pets aren’t exempt from it. So fill their minds or even their bellies with these perfect and sometimes tasty distractions. One thing will be certain, your pets will be safe and occupied so your holiday will be filled with holiday cheer.