What to do and what to avoid to keep the animal without anxiety and stress
San Francisco, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/14/2013 -- The holidays often mean the potential jeopardy for pets, so here are some anti-stress suggestions for the year, aimed to ensure happy, and healthy holidays.
A routine is always important to keep when it comes to a pet, as it keeps the pet on an even keel. People who bustle in and out of usually quiet areas, extra cooking and baking, as well as more robust gatherings, can cause the animals to become a bit overstimulated and beside themselves.
One way to handle the added stress for pets is to set a routine as much as possible, and follow it even in these hectic times. Feed them at their normal times, take them for short walks that you would usually take them on when there isn't the bustle of the holidays.
By doing so, you help the animal find a bit of a center, keeping it more or less in sorts with all the new commotion.
If at all possible, add a little extra luxury to the animal on the really hectic days. Give them a helping of more contact-oriented interaction when you have a free moment, or a above average tasty morsel that will help them forget the goings on that may keep them a bit on edge.
When it comes to things that one must avoid, keep the people food away from the pets. Cookies and treats are something many think is fun to give to animals, but it is simply not for animals. The food can upset the animals stomach, and an upset stomach means a more on-edge pet. There are already too many areas of stimuli that a pet must deal with when holiday and post-holiday visiting occurs, adding to it with foods that are hard to digest is no good.
By doing this, you will help the animal have a nice, calm, and focused January, which will help you not have to worry about the animal being over stimulated and over-anxious. Which is something any pet owner will be thankful for.
About Skanderborg Dyrehospital
Skanderborg Dyrehospital (http://www.skanderborgdyrehospital.dk/) provides top-quality animal care and expert information regarding all things pets. Visit the website for more on Dyrlæge Skanderborg and Skanderborg Dyreklinik.
Copyright © 2005-2013 - SBWire, The Small Business Newswire - All Rights Reserved - Important Disclaimer
Contact Us: 888-4-SBWIRE (US) - 920-321-1250 (International)