5…4…3…2…1… HAPPY NEW YEAR!

With the parties, ball drop, fireworks, and champagne, it can be hard to remember that your four-legged friend might not be experiencing as much fun as you. It’s stressful to be worrying about your pet while you’re trying to ring in the New Year with friends and family. We’ve got a few New Year’s Eve tips to help your pet start their New Year off on the right paw while giving you some peace of mind.

Feeding Frenzy

While discussing New Year’s resolutions with friends and getting in the last unhealthy snacks before the diet starts, you may not notice your dog vacuuming up the fallen crumbs! A few tiny crumbs won’t hurt, but after a night full of cleaning up the floor, those crumbs can really do some damage to your dog’s digestion. Remember that fatty foods easily upset their tummies, and leftover bones from chicken wings are a definite no-no. Bones may seem like a great treat, but they can easily splinter and cause internal harm once swallowed. Instead, buy some special treats for your pup to keep them distracted while they safely enjoy themselves! Smartmouth Dental Chews are a great option to keep your dog occupied while giving them the benefits of dental and joint health.

Get A Room

Keeping your pet out of the hustle and bustle of your New Year’s Eve party is the best solution to help them feel safe and calm. For more outgoing dogs, big holiday parties mean the excitement of new friends in their house! The party might seem fun for them at first, but after bouncing around from person to person and lots of loud voices, the scene can quickly get overwhelming. It’s difficult to know exactly what your pet is feeling, even if they are typically extroverted.

Think about allowing your pet to have their own space in a quiet bedroom. Whether your pet is shy or outgoing, adding extra blankets for them to burrow in will give them a cozy shelter from everything going on outside the room. Be sure to add their favorite stuffed animal for comfort, or an enriching toy for distraction! The Classic Kong is a fan favorite with its indestructible design and hollow inside. Add a Kong Stuffing in your pet’s favorite flavor for an additional treat!

Make Friends With Fireworks

Giving your pet their own space to burrow and keep safe is especially helpful if your neighborhood shoots off fireworks at the stroke of midnight! Fireworks can be a very upsetting experience for your pet. Animals cannot understand why there are suddenly loud bangs in the air. Cuddling with your pet will help them remember that they are always safe with their humans. They will appreciate the attention and can feel calm knowing you are safe from the loud noises too.

If your pet is experiencing too much anxiety to be calmed naturally, consider giving them a calming treat. Options like Ramard’s Total Calm & Focus and Missing Link’s Calm & Focus Chews are both sneaky ways to treat your dog while letting them relax. The ingredients in these two products aim to eliminate anxiety and stress without causing drowsiness.

Happy New Year!

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