Holiday times stress our companion animals often in ways we overlook. Digestive distress, house-soiling and behavior issues can be a few of the symptoms signifying their distress. Understand many cats and dogs do not appreciate the noise and activity of guests or the interruptions to their routines. Simple things can be overwhelming to them. Often it’s not the most obvious that is upsetting them.
Fourth of July fireworks, thunderstorms, and fun-filled family events are true sounds of summer for many of us. Yet these sounds and events often lead to anxiety and potentially harmful scenarios for our pets. Here are a few suggestions to help you help your furry companions feel safer this summer.
When was the last time you looked at your pet’s environment from their perspective?
Is the eating area in a non-congested place in the kitchen? Are the feeding and water bowls safe from harboring bacteria or leaching contaminants? Is the litter box or your backyard a biohazard? Could the flea products you are using be reaching toxic levels? Consider the following steps to creating a healthier home environment for your pets.
Founder, President, and PetSage guiding light Terri Grow offers her insights and wisdom on pet care.