Fear is an emotion we all experience. Our pets experience fear and anxiety, too. There are even more things to be afraid of for them, though. Dogs don’t understand that the loud booming they hear is only harmless fireworks, or that the person that brings the mail every day is a friend, not a foe. Keeping your dog calm during upsetting circumstances can be a challenge. It’s now possible to […]
Stressful situations can bring out the animal in all of us. Moving to a new place, traveling, home remodeling and even celebrations can be exciting yet nerve-racking. Disruptions in normal, everyday activities can be even more upsetting for our pets. They are the hapless bystanders who must try to deal with situations that they don’t understand and that temporarily shake up the daily routine. Chaos, loud noises, and unfamiliar faces […]
As Halloween approaches, there are certainly plenty of potential auditory and visual stimuli for nervous animal companions. Not only can holiday decorations and specters of frightening costumes be potential triggers in sensitive pets, but the repetitive ringing of door bells and the coming and going of Halloween trick or treaters can also be overwhelming to some animal companions. I find that decorating the homes early for Halloween many days to weeks […]
Being spooked and startled is all in good fun at Halloween. We welcome little ghosts and goblins to our doors and even reward them for scaring us. From the point of view of a dog or cat, however, the experience may be confusing. All of this strange activity can cause some pets to become anxious and frightened. So, what’s the best way to deal with Halloween heebie jeebies?
Moving into a new home and a new neighborhood is for most people a very stressful event. My recent move was prompted by a few changes in my family dynamic. No matter how much my wife and I tried, we were not able to make it work. After many discussions and tears, we both agreed it would be best to part ways. Our children are grown up now and are […]
Hello everypawdy, it’s me again, Bella. In just a few short weeks we will be celebrating another birthday, and America will be 237 years old! The July Fourth holiday is a time for families to gather around the BBQ or the campfire for some really pawesome cookouts and everypawdy has a grand time…except for some of us pets who go totally zonkers at the sound of fireworks. More dogs run […]