With the holiday season fast approaching, many families can find themselves rushing around getting Christmas gifts, organizing family meetups, and decorating the house to ensure that this will be a great end to the year for the entire family.
However, in the middle of all is our oblivious pets! As members of the family, they deserve to be involved just as much as anyone else in the end of year celebrations.
So here are some tips to ensure they have a great and comfortable time this Christmas and New Year!
Pet Gifts and Getting Them Involved!
Dogs and cats can love Christmas and the New Year as much as you do if you get them involved!
Gifts can be a fantastic way of ensuring that your pets feel the excitement of Christmas. Dog Christmas toys can include bones, squeaky toys, and balls. As for cat Christmas toys, a new scratching post, cat trees, or even a laser pen can be great.
It can also help to get your pets dressed up for the season! Christmas clothes for cats can really ramp up their cuteness to the maximum, while dog Xmas jumpers are also a lovely thing to look into!
Pets, Fireworks, and You
While there are many things about Christmas your pets have to be excited about, there are also some anxiety triggers that you need to be aware of to keep them safe.
With the holiday season (especially the New Year) comes the guarantee of a few fireworks going off. These loud bangs can terrify pets, causing them anxiety and in severe cases, a need to escape.
To ease their anxiety, preparing a safe space can be a good step. Place it in a quiet room within the house and fill it with the pet’s favorite toys or bedding to help them feel relaxed. If your pet needs your attention you should give it to them, but if they’d like to be left alone you should do so. For more tips, see here.
Separation Anxiety and the Holiday Season
The best thing you can do for your pet this Christmas and New Year to ensure they have a comfortable experience is to not leave them completely alone in the house.
Many families attend Christmas or New Year parties away from home, and may sometimes leave their pets to fend for themselves. Along with the possibilities of fireworks and loud nearby parties, this can lead to quite a bit of anxiety in pets.
Of course, only you know how dependent or independent your pet may be. But it is worth considering they may need some extra care to feel safe and happy this holiday season.
If you are looking to get some professional grooming done for your pets before the family arrives at Christmas, having to take your pet to an unfamiliar place to get a makeover can only add to their stress. However, we at Groomit offer an in-home grooming service so your pet can stay relaxed at home while we do our stuff!
Our groomers are experienced in dealing with anxious pets and calming them down, so you don’t have to worry and can focus on getting the home ready for the festivities!
Making Sure Your Pet Is Ready For This Holiday Season!
As mentioned earlier, there is a lot for families to take care of to ensure things run smoothly at the end of the year!
But what can be a really nice early gift to your pets is a professional grooming session with us, to ensure that they are feeling and looking their best for the festivities! Their coat and paws can use some extra work during this time of the year.
With that, we at Groomit wish your family and all your pets a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!