Happy New Year! New year’s celebrations can be a fun activity for us humans but can also be scary and confusing for our animals. Below I have compiled a list of things you can do to help your pets through this holiday that involves firework explosions throughout the coming days.
Exercising your pet during the day by going on a long walk, playing with toys inside, or going to a park can help ease them into night time. They will be tired and less likely to get bothered by the loud sounds outside.
If you have a thundershirt or can get one before the fireworks start, they are a great option. Thundershirts help dogs with all types of anxiety and are highly recommended for holidays like this.
Keep your pet indoors
If you take your pet outdoors be sure to monitor them and keep them on a leash at all times. Make sure doggy doors are secure. Even the most well behaved dog can bolt when scared. Keep your dogs and cats indoors to keep them from running off when the loud festivities start.
If you are having a get together, be sure that everyone is aware of your animals and where they need to stay. Keep your pets in a safe cozy room away from all of the noise and celebration if at all possible.
You can administer CBD Oil made for dogs and cats as well. Check out the Doggo Bloggo all about CBD oil here.
If you are leaving your home for the holiday you can put on some soothing music to drown out the sounds and keep your pet calm.
Remember, this is just like the 4th of July. The highest number of animals in shelters is the 5th of July and the 1st of January.
Microchip your dog prior to the holiday
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We hope you have a safe, happy, and prosperous new year!
Jess & Lily