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!
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.
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.