Keeping a Pet-Friendly, Stress-Free Home for the Holidays

This post is sponsored by ADAPTIL® and FELIWAY®, but all thoughts, opinions, and cute pet photos are 100% my own.

It can be a stressful season for your pets! Find out how to keep a pet-friendly, stress-free home for the holidays this season. #ad #FeliwayCat #AdaptilDog

I so can’t believe we’re in December now!

Thanksgiving was awesome, although I can’t believe it’s already over! I still keep thinking November just started. Alas, this is the month we go full force on our holiday cheer. And we can’t wait. This year, we’re going to do it full force. It’s our first Christmas with our new puppy and our new home renovations and we plan to go big or go home! And then otherwise laze around in pajamas, catch a parade, and definitely watch holiday movies while snuggling our pets, of course. The best!

It can be a stressful season for your pets! Find out how to keep a pet-friendly, stress-free home for the holidays this season. #ad #FeliwayCat #AdaptilDog

What does that mean to us to have a pet-friendly, stress-free home? It means that for Hanukkah and Christmas, the pets either come with us, help us host, or are cared for by loving family and friends. It means extra treats and extra affection. They don’t know what the holidays are! They just know there are more people in the house than before. Or that we’re traveling. For our dogs, Athena and Astro, that’s a wonderful and delightful thing. For our cat, Juniper, that can be an uncertain thing. That means extra consistency and stability for her, as well as the best pet care and comfort products.

ADAPTIL® and FELIWAY®:

In our house, it’s FELIWAY® CLASSIC for cats and ADAPTIL® for dogs. FELIWAY® CLASSIC mimics the natural feline facial pheromone that cats use to mark their territory as safe and secure. This helps cats cope with stressful situations, like loud noises, house guests, and holiday parties. And it creates a state of familiarity and security, and that helps to comfort and reassure cats as they cope with these stressful situations. It might also lead to the reduction or elimination of unwanted stress-related behaviors, like hiding, scratching, and urine spraying. And it’s non-sedating and has no contraindications.

FELIWAY® CLASSIC Spray can be applied to your cat’s bedding or favorite toy to reduce stress at home. We also use FELIWAY® Classic Diffusers in our house. I keep one spray and one diffuser plugged in by our Christmas tree.

Then there’s ADAPTIL® for dogs, which is key in this house. We have one nervous dog and one calm dog who can get nervous around the holidays. This is a copy of the natural canine-appeasing pheromone that dogs know from birth, and that helps them feel more safe and secure in their surroundings. It creates a state of familiarity and security, which helps to comfort and reassure dogs when they cope with stressful situations – like loud noises, travel, and vet visits – and is clinically proven to reduce or eliminate unwanted stress-related behaviors like excessive licking, hiding, trembling, barking, destroying items, decreased appetite, and house soiling.

It can be a stressful season for your pets! Find out how to keep a pet-friendly, stress-free home for the holidays this season. #ad #FeliwayCat #AdaptilDog

ADAPTIL® comes in several easy-to-use forms, like ADAPTIL® Travel Spray to apply to your dog’s bedding or toys and ADAPTIL® Calm On-the-go Collar for traveling. There is also an ADAPTIL® diffuser. Athena uses the collar.

It can be a stressful season for your pets! Find out how to keep a pet-friendly, stress-free home for the holidays this season. #ad #FeliwayCat #AdaptilDog

ADAPTIL® and FELIWAY® products are available through your veterinarian, Amazon and at PetSmart. To find ADAPTIL® near you, check it out here. You can also find FELIWAY® near you here.

So, how do you keep a pet-friendly, stress-free home for the holidays?

Holiday Gift Alert: Canvas Champ Canvas Prints

This is a sponsored post, in collaboration with Canvas Champ. All opinions are 100% mine.

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You KNOW I’m always here to tell you the most wonderful holiday gifts to give to others, or to yourself.

I wrote out my dream home specs. Note the point in bold: I love that modern rustic farmhouse/ski lodge type thing. MODERN, though. I don’t want a fixer upper. I want an updated kitchen, tons of light, open areas, geeky sci-fi memorabilia, my photography on canvases, a master bedroom suite with walk-in closets and a jacuzzi tub. A treehouse. Beautifully large kids’ rooms and guest rooms. THREE or more bathrooms. Fireplaces. Amazing views. An outdoor hot tub. Secret hiding places. A finished basement. A bay window for reading. A wraparound porch with porch swings. A room made of chocolate.

Ok, some of them are a real stretch, but notice how I hold canvas prints of my photography in the same category as bay windows for reading (and chocolate). That’s right. It’s crucial. It gives the home a real pulse. We have a gallery wall with about six canvas photos. I don’t do my own printing in my photography business but I do consult about printing and I do know how to get the best deals for my clients. Right now, Canvas Champ has incredible offers on their website. That’s HUGE!

The above is a photo I just had made of the kids overlooking a favorite Cape Cod beach. I can’t wait to give it to Cassidy as a holiday gift. Canvas Champ has big aims – to rethink high innovation in their products to be more affordable.

They have a fixed pricing structure, and have incredible and exclusive discounts!

And they take pride in incredible products and materials – many of which have high ratings of more than 4.5 out of 5. In fact, you can read their reviews here. Also Canvas Champ is the Best Website for Canvas Prints USA. You can also totally take my word for it because this is my favorite way to decorate our home, and it’s also the best gift for the holidays. It’s important to me that prints look the same as they do on my computer or on the camera

They’re handmade with love and they make the most wonderful gift ever!

For more information, visit them at CanvasChamp.com and see the astonishing savings!

So, what photos would you use for canvas prints?

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