When we talk about love and relationships undergoing stress during the holidays, we want to include our beloved pets in this scenario as well! Halloween to New Years’ can be a particularly tough time on household pets, especially with parties, house guests, and distracted owners. Fortunately there are a number of things we can do to relieve the stresses and dangers to our pets. With a little preparation, you and your pets can be full of good cheer.
We can all experience stress during the holidays. It can be a very hectic time so how does this affect your pet? First of all, our pets are empathic. All animals are. Our pets have a special energetic and feeling connection into us and can feel our emotions. If we are stressed, our pets are stressed. If we are calm and happy, our pets are calm and happy.
Secondly, it is always better to prevent problems and stress behavior with your pet rather than solve it after it happens, especially during the holidays. Watch for the warning signs of pet stress and reduce it fast and early. To be able to reduce the stress your pet experiences you have to know what generally stresses them out. The top pet stressors are:
Recognize the symptoms of stress early:
Preventing stress in you pet is the best way to handle things. Prevention is worth a pound of cure, as the old saying goes:
This holiday, take charge of your stress and your pet’s stress by keeping it low from the very start. You both will enjoy yourself more!