Calming Tips for Summer Fun With Your Pet | Acorn Pet Products
Summer Stress for Pets
Vacations, festivals, fireworks, late nights, and late mornings… summer is all about getting outside of your normal routine and having some fun! While spontaneity and excitement sound like a great time for a lot of us, sudden changes in routine can be stressful for creatures of habit… specifically, the four-legged creatures living with you.
Pets thrive on routine and feel a sense of comfort when their day-to-day is predictable and familiar. Sudden changes to their routine can cause anxiety. For your pet, summer could mean suddenly having to share their once-quiet home with children who are on summer break (a stressful situation for some two-legged family members as well!) and having to get used to interruptions to their daily marathon nap. It could mean travel to an unfamiliar place. Summer could be bringing about a different work schedule or activity schedule for your family, causing your pet to be left alone at times they aren’t used to. And let’s not even get started on fireworks (your dog has no idea why nobody else seems to be alarmed about loud, exploding fireballs overhead, but he is FREAKING out and wants you all to get to safety, stat).
Luckily, being a great pet parent doesn’t mean sacrificing your summer fun. There are a few simple things you can do to help Fluffy relax and enjoy your summer shenanigans with you.
Helping Your Pet Cope with Summer Stress
Use a Calming Product
When your pet experiences summer stress, you want to help them as quickly as possible. We offer a variety of calming products that are formulated with pets in mind and bring stress relief quickly and safely.
Stress-eaters unite! Just kidding, kind of. When was the last time you raided your cabinets in search of a snack to make you feel better? We’re not encouraging emotional eating or anything, but our Recovery Aid Calming Soft Chews are a treat that really can help your dog feel better. Made with calming active ingredients L-tryptophan and chamomile flower, these savory treats were created to support your dog during stressful times.
If you’re looking for a more prolonged calming solution, check out our Calming Collars. These collars are made with a premium blend of essential oils known for their calming properties and bring the power of essential oils with your pup wherever he or she goes for up to 30 days. We also offer a Calming Disk Collar Attachment which slides onto most standard collars to provide the calming benefits of essential oils on your dog’s collar.
Many of us have discovered the power of aromatherapy and the impact essential oils can have on our daily lives. Luckily, we can share that with our furry loved ones! Our Serene Pet essential oil is a blend of valerian and lavender, formulated for safe topical application to your dog. It comes prediluted in an almond oil carrier for easy and convenient use.
Steps You Can Take to Alleviate Summer Stress
In addition to implementing quality calming aids into your pet’s daily life, there are a few things you can do to help them relax this summer.
If possible, try to keep your pet’s daily life as normal as possible. Our pets crave routine; they like to know when they will eat, sleep, and play. Some interruption to this routine is always inevitable, but try to avoid any drastic changes. If changes do need to be made to accommodate a new summer schedule, try to adjust their schedule slowly, and in small increments.
Offer an Appropriate Outlet for Stress
We all have coping mechanisms that get us through stressful times. Make sure your pet has a healthy outlet for their stress- plenty of opportunities for exercise, appropriate chew toys, and even a little extra attention from the two-legged members of their household can help soothe your pet and make them feel more comfortable.
Summer should be a fun time for the whole family. Visit our website to check out our complete line of calming pet products that will help keep your dog’s tail wagging!