Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Holidays May Not be so Much Fun for Your Pets
When you're too busy to give them their normal share of attention; when you're a bit wound up with trying to remember all you have to do; and when the house becomes filled with strangers, pets can and do suffer.
And that's only if you're staying home. If you're going on a trip and leaving them in a kennel or with friends, their stress levels are even higher.
To prepare for these events, now is a good time to make sure you have two important pet remedies on your shelf: "Feel5ive for Pets," and "Home Alone."
The Feel5ive will help them remain calm while they deal with your unusual behavior and with the strangers in the house. It will also help them stay calm in the car while you're traveling.
Home Alone will help them if they have to go to a kennel. Start giving it a day or two before you leave, and give the kennel operators specific instructions to put it in your pet's water dish every day until you return.
Home Alone is also good to use if you're being away from home for longer periods than normal. (If you have a dog or cat who always suffers from separation anxiety, this should be a part of his or her routine every day.)
FeelBach's other pet product - Thunder Storms - may also be advisable. If your community events (or personal traditions) include shooting fireworks, your dog might panic. So put Thunder Storm in the water dish starting in the morning, and then be sure to keep your dogs locked indoors when the noise starts.
One more thing - don't forget about yourself!
Thanks to Dr. Bach, there's no reason for you to go through this holiday season under stress. Feel5ive may be all you need to stay calm, but if you have other old issues that mar the holidays, do take the FeelBach! questionnaire and get help.