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How to Manage Your Pet’s Holiday Stress

How to Manage Your Pet’s Holiday Stress

Unfortunately, with the holiday season sometimes comes stress, especially for our furry loved ones. Whether you're traveling or having guests at your house, here are some remedies that you can use for your pet to help keep them happy and stress-free during the holiday season:


iCalm Pet: 
iCalm Pet music is bio acoustically designed music that will help your dog or cat relax by eliminating harsh sensory stimulation and allowing them to focus on calm sounds.

Ideal for: keeping your pet isolated in a relaxed and quiet environment where there are a lot of guests and noise elsewhere in your home.

Calming Plug-In Diffuser: Pet Remedy’s Calming Diffuser provides your pet with a blend of calming essential oils and GABA (gamma amino butyric acid), which is a naturally occurring calming agent in pets. It delivers a slow, constant release to gently calm your pet.

Ideal for: maintaining and lowering stress levels in an environment where there are a lot of guests and noise in your home.

 

 

Calming Chews: The active ingredients (Thiamine, Colostrum, and L-Theanine) in these calming chews from Pet Naturals of Vermont are natural calming agents and will help your pet relax without sedation or drowsiness.

Ideal for: routine maintenance or keeping stress levels low before a triggering situation.

Melatonin: Unlike melatonin for humans, this specially designed melatonin for dogs will not cause drowsiness, and acts as a calming agent by helping your dog with normal cortisol production

Ideal for: routine maintenance or keeping stress levels low before a triggering situation.

July Third: Herbsmith’s July Third is a great as-needed supplement for dogs. This blend of calming herbs will promote relaxation and emotional balance immediately after consumption.

Ideal for: immediate calming before or during a triggering situation

Flower Essence: Flower essences like Bach’s Rescue Remedy and Green Hope Farm’s Anxiety are great for helping your pet maintain healthy stress levels. Completely safe and non-toxic to pets, flower essences work to heal your pet’s emotional balance with the opposite, positive qualities.

Ideal for: routine maintenance or use before or during a triggering situation.

Happy Traveler:  The botanicals in Happy Traveler ease anxiety and motion sickness in pets who hate traveling. It is also very useful for separation anxiety if you are planning on boarding your pet, hiring a sitter, or flying.

Ideal for: immediate calming before or during travel.

CBD (only available in store): Kurapet’s CBD tincture is a fast-acting, long-lasting, and non-habit-forming remedy for your pet’s anxiety, regardless of the situation. While it is often administered regularly for routine maintenance of stress levels, it is also a great as-needed remedy for times when your pet is either expectedly or unexpectedly triggered.

Ideal for routine maintenance or use before or during a triggering situation for pets who have very high levels of anxiety.

Learn more about these products and others in store or online.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Vanessa Rances
DIY Holiday Thumbprint Dog Cookies

DIY Holiday Thumbprint Dog Cookies

Your pup deserves a sweet treat for the holidays, too! Add this quick and easy holiday dog cookie recipe to your holiday cookie menu!

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40-45 minutes
Makes 2 dozen small treats

Ingredients:

    • 1 cup whole wheat flour
    • 1/4 cup rolled oats
    • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
    • 1/4 cup water
    • 1 egg
    • 1/4 cup peanut butter, creamy
    • 1/8 cup red jam (strawberry, raspberry, etc.), sugar free

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees
  2. Combine the dry ingredients: flour, oats, and cinnamon
  3. Add water and egg, stir
  4. Add peanut butter
  5. Make 1” balls, and depress the center, creating a well, using your finger or knuckle
  6. Bake on cookie sheet for 40-45 minutes
  7. Once cool, add dollop of jam to center of cookies
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Petwell Supply featured in Somerville Post

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