Chinese New Year in the United States – Keep your pets safe and calm
Chinese New Year is celebrated around the world in unique and varied ways, wherever a significant Chinese population has taken root. North America is no different; in fact, in the U.S. alone, people of Chinese descent constitute the third largest immigrant group and the largest Asian ethnicity, numbering about 2.7 million according to the recent Census report.
With festive season just around the corner, which can bring stress to pets, it’s important that we make sure to look after our furry friends. Below, we highlight the dangers of festive celebrations and explain how you can reduce pet stress and anxiety.
There are a number of steps that can be taken to keep pets as calm as possible:
- Keep dogs and cats inside with all doors and windows closed
- Set up a ‘safe’ area; a bed or crate with familiar smells, sounds and toys
- Ensure pets are micro-chipped; in the event they do run away they will be reunited quickly
- Take dogs for a long walk so they won’t be so active during the evening’s festivities
- Put the television on or play music to create a distraction
Natural Calming Alternatives for Pet Stress
In addition to the above recommendations, you may also wish to consider a supplement to calm your pet’s anxiety, especially in the case of fireworks, which can be especially stressful for dogs. While pet owners often turn to prescription medication to ease pet stress, this can be an expensive option and also requires a visit to the vet. However, if you are looking for a natural alternative that has no known side effects, Pet Remedy could be a viable option.
Carina Evans, CEO of Podium Pet Products Ltd. explains how Pet Remedy can help to reduce anxiety amongst our pets during the festive season or during other distressing times.
“Pet Remedy, either plugged in as a diffuser or sprayed onto your pet’s bedding or clothing, can help to calm your pet and reduce stress levels. The special blend of essential oils are clinically proven & natural and work alongside the brain’s natural ‘messengers’ to help calm the nerves of anxious or stressed pets. Pet Remedy is unique in that it is non-sedating and can be used cross-species. It is currently being used by thousands of pet owners, kennels, vets and rescue centres across the world with incredible success.” – Carina Evans, CEO of Podium Pet Products Ltd.
While festive seasons come and go, pet stress can be an ongoing issue for some owners. Pet Remedy works in a wide range of scenarios to reduce pet stress, from separation anxiety to car travel to reducing furniture scratching. Available as both a plug-in diffuser or spray, Pet Remedy is easy to use and works immediately to calm your household pet.