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Sunday, January 10, 2021

3 Ways to Help Your Grieving Pet

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The loss of a pet is devastating. It can be hard enough to go through the grieving process, yourself. Things like looking at pictures of your furry friend, or finding cremation urns for animals and pets to keep them forever can be helpful in allowing you to work through their death. 

But, if you have another dog, it’s incredibly important not to ignore them during this difficult time. Remember, they lost their family member, too, and likely their best friend. It doesn’t matter what kind of relationship you assume your two pets had. Studies have shown that dogs can absolutely experience grief when it comes to the loss of another pet in the house. 

So, what can you do to help your other four-legged friend through the grieving process? How can you get through it together? 

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1. Keep a Regular Routine

Because you’re probably grieving, you might feel like you’re all over the place in terms of your daily routine. But, try to keep your dog’s routine as close to normal as possible. That includes waking up at the same time each day, taking them for a walk, feeding them, etc. 

By giving them some kind of consistency, you can make the change going on in their life a bit easier to handle. They are, undoubtedly, going to feel like something is different. But, doing normal, everyday things lets them know that life will continue to go on. 

2. Try to Act Normally

Again, because you’re grieving, you might actually seek comfort from your other dog. It’s okay to give them a little extra love and affection. But, dogs can pick up on your energy more than you might realize. They might even become anxious if they are feeling that from you. 

Try to act as normal as possible around your dog, even if you can tell they are sad or grieving, themselves. Don’t enable them by “giving in” if it seems like they aren’t acting like themselves. For example, don’t hand-feed them if they’re not eating, don’t allow bad behavior, etc. 

3. Be More Interactive

One thing your dog will be missing is the interactive play they had with their friend. So, try to fill in that gap as much as possible. Play often with your dog throughout the day, remembering that they lost their playmate and companion. Try to do things you saw your dogs doing together, to the best of your ability. 

Play “tug of war” with a favorite toy or rope. Toss a ball around. Or, go to a dog park and let them run free with other dogs. The socialization will be good for them, and it can actually give you an idea of how they might do if you were to bring a new dog into your home. 

There’s no denying that the grieving process is hard for everyone when it comes to the loss of a pet. But, don’t ignore any other animals in your house when that loss occurs. You’re all in this process together, and they need your support. 



Tuesday, November 24, 2020

BarkBox Review | Barkbox Unboxing | November 2020 | Dogsgiving





BarkBox Review | Barkbox Unboxing | November 2020 | Dogsgiving

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Wednesday, November 4, 2020

4 Ways To Keep Your Pet Comfortable While Traveling

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Traveling with your pet is a fantastic way to create unforgettable memories that both of you can look back fondly on throughout your lives. But, like any type of traveling, it can be stressful. You don’t just need to worry about your family, you need to worry about your pet and their comfort, too. If you’ve never traveled for a Fall vacation with a pet before, you may not know the best way to ensure they are comfortable. Here are a few suggestions to make sure they enjoy their vacation as much as you.


Get Them Used to Journeys

If you’ve never traveled long distances with your pet before, it is worth getting them used to long journeys. You can start small by taking them for a short drive in the car to get familiar with being in the car, reducing any anxiety they would encounter if you thrust them into the car without practice. You can also look at safe ways to transport your family pet if you don’t have enough space in the car that will ensure they arrive at the same place as you on time and comfortable. 

Bring Something Familiar

A new environment can be stressful for pets, and you can ease their anxiety and prevent any erratic behavior by bringing something familiar to them. Usually, this is their favorite toy or a blanket that smells like home (and you) that you can give them if they seem stressed out by the travel. Bringing something familiar will also keep them occupied. They will be able to chew or play with a toy, which should distract them from the journey and help them settle down. 

Don’t Leave Their Sight

Your pet will always look for you when they are in an unusual place. Seeing and smelling you will keep them calm and prevent them from acting out. Because of this, you must not leave their sight even for a second. If you need to fill the car up, you should take them with you or at least leave them with another family member that can soothe any panic. As pets like to explore new places, you can also take them for a short walk to sniff around their surroundings, familiarizing them with the destination and putting them at ease. 

Make The Destination Feel Close to Home

There are many ways you can make your destination feel close to home, and doing so will help provide a seamless transition when traveling. A Pet-friendly accommodation is a great way to start, as the house will already be suitable for pets. Likewise, bring their crate or bed and several toys that they can play with if they feel stressed. If you pack things that they recognize, they will quickly become more comfortable. 

Creature Comforts

By ensuring your pet is as comfortable as possible when traveling, you will be able to relax and enjoy your vacation the way you hoped for. While the first time can be stressful, it can make the next adventure much more manageable, meaning you can take your pet wherever you like and guarantee that they are as happy and comfortable as they deserve to be. 



Sunday, October 25, 2020

BarkBox Review | Barkbox Unboxing | October 2020 | Lick or Treat

 


 



BarkBox Review | Barkbox Unboxing | October 2020 | Lick or Treat

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Sunday, October 4, 2020

BarkBox Review | Barkbox Unboxing | September 2020 | An Autumn Tail


 


BarkBox Review | Barkbox Unboxing | September 2020 | An Autumn Tail

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