This year has flown by! New Year’s Eve is always the perfect way to celebrate your accomplishments and reminisce about the memories you’ve made with friends, family, and your pup!
Although it is a fun and exciting time for us, certain traditions may cause some stress and anxiety for your pet. Fireworks, champagne popping, and yelling can be stressors for your pet. As fun as it is, you can still celebrate while keeping your pup happy and safe.
Symptoms of anxiety in your pet may include having accidents in the house, panting, drooling and destructive behavior. You may also notice that your dog will bark excessively, especially at loud and frightening noises.
Here are some tips and tricks to keep your dog happy and anxiety-free while you celebrate your New Year holiday.
Keep your pet busy during the day so they will be tired and calm during the evening. Spending time with your dog is a great way to ease their anxiety during the holiday. Games like fetch and tug help build a bond with your dog and get their heart rate up. If your pup is tired out by the time the holiday festivities start, they will be less likely to experience anxiety.Need to stock up on some extra toys? Check out our selection oftender-tuffs to keep your pup engaged and busy!
If you’re hosting a party, keep your pet away from the noise and commotion at midnight. Dogs are comforted by a den-like environment. Keep the lights dim and play some soothing music to distract and get your dog relaxed. Keeping them away from the loud traditions of the holiday will ease their anxiety. If your dog experiences separation anxiety while you’re hosting, consider getting aSnuggle Puppy.
Puzzle toys, lick mats, and even a DIY frozen treat will keep your pup busy while you’re celebrating. If your pup is playing and focused on a toy or a treat, it will calm their anxiety.
If you notice that your pet seems stressed, give them extra comfort. A little love goes a long way with your pup. If you notice that your dog has symptoms of anxiety and their behavior is off, give them some extra attention. Let’s be real, no dog will ever turn down extra belly rubs!
Overall, New Year’s Eve can be a fun and exciting holiday. If you follow these tips and tricks, your pup will be ready to celebrate with you! For more information on how to calm your pet’s anxiety visitwww.SnugglePuppy.com.