3 Ways to Reduce Your Pet’s Holiday Anxiety this Season

This time of year is bustling for everyone. From putting up holiday decorations to connecting with loved ones, ‘tis the season of cheer – and stress.

Although this year’s festivities are bound to look different, the holidays may still be mentally hard on your pets. Whether all your attention is on your Zoom celebrations or taking some time for yourself, your pets could find themselves affected by anxiety, stress, or mobility issues that no pet parent would want for their four-legged friend.

We’ve compiled the top three things to keep in mind this holiday season to treat your pet’s holiday anxiety:

1. Create a pet-friendly space.

It is easy to get swept up in the merriment, especially after a year that has given us every reason to need a mental escape. However, as you are adjusting to the reality of holiday celebrations, your pets see the world differently.

Anything that they perceive as a threat can cause feelings of anxiety, fear, or nervousness. Being separated from you, meeting a new member of the family, New Year’s fireworks– all these situations can trigger a stress response in your pet.

Create a pet-friendly space in your home away from the activity with water, a comfy bed, and some new toys to help keep them busy. This will give them an area to retreat to when things get hectic.

2. Stick to your routine.

We get it. You get a couple of days off and you want to catch up on your Z’s and take some time for yourself. However, the sudden lack of attention can cause stress or anxiety in your pet.

While it can be annoying when your pet wants their morning walk or breakfast at a certain time, the more you stick to your routine, the more your pet will trust you, and the more it will help combat any anxiety or stress they may have.

3.Use a hemp-based supplement.

Sometimes, no matter how hard we try, our pets are still anxious. As pet parents, we know you want to do whatever it takes to help ease their stress. That’s why veterinarians recommend all-natural supplements to help your dog or cat calm down. 

Canna Companion’s hemp-based supplements help pets relax in high-stress situations. These supplements are intentionally formulated to unlock the power of the Cannabis sativa plant while minimizing the negative side effects associated with marijuana use. The result is a high-quality pet supplement that offers a wide range of supportive benefits, including promoting a calm demeanor.

Interested in learning more about cannabis supplements for your pet? Canna Companion offers free webinars and phone consultations for pet parents. Contact us today to get all your questions answered.