With the cold season quickly approaching it also means more fireworks and celebrations on the rise!
Our friends over at the Insurance Emporium of put together a short but important infographic on the top tips to keep your pets safe during this time!
The only thing we’d like to add to this is that it’s also a good idea to start using calming supplements shortly before the fireworks and party season begins. Even when you keep your pets indoors it can be a most frightening time for them regardless of if its the noise from fireworks or simply the extra activity from having friends and family over it can create unnecessary stress for your fur-family.
One of these supplements that we’ve used at various cat shows to help stressed cats as well as to successfully settle in a very frightened shelter cat is Zylkene.
Often pet owners can miss signs of their pets being stressed, while many are pretty obvious sadly not all of them are!
Especially in cats watch out for the signs of over-grooming… You may think it looks cute when your cat grooms itself but doing it too much is a definite sign of stress!
In addition to keeping your pets indoors, we’d also recommend creating safe places for them, this can be beds or dens or simply a comfy blanket under the bed. Give them a space that can be a safe location.
But even with all the extra prep, you may still need to use some calming remedy. So what is the product we recommended at the beginning of our post?
Zylkene Calming Supplement:
Zylkene contains a natural ingredient derived from casein, a protein in milk. It is a molecule well known to promote the relaxation of new-borns after breastfeeding. Launched in April 2008, Zylkene has become a familiar product for veterinary surgeons, behaviourists, nurses and pet owners for use in helping pets cope when facing unusual and unpredictable situations or before occasions such as a change in their normal environment.
So why would we recommend it?
If you need the extra bit of calming effect to address your pet’s behaviour we think that their product is a great choice as it comes in 2 easy to give options
These tasty chews are more of a treat so it’ll be easy to administer to your pet as they think it’s a treat rather than medicine.
With the capsules, you just break them open and sprinkle them on food or mix into a liquid treat. As cats are more suspicious than dogs in terms of sprinkling medicine on or into food we would highly recommend stirring it into something like the Webbox Lick-e-Lix as they are perfect at hiding most medicines!
To find out more about their range head over to the Zylkene website which also contains a handy list of stockists across the UK! And remember to start this at least a few days before the expected event.
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