Diwali and Petcare pt.2
Diwali is one of the most anticipated festivals in India, the flickering of Diyas, the lights, the food and the sense of togetherness is overwhelmingly powerful and contagious. Diwali, known as the festival of lights is the yearly reminder as is so often quoted that whatever happens, light always extinguishes the darkness. However, another element associated with Diwali is the bursting of firecrackers which lead to an enormous amount of Air and Noise pollution. The sound of the crackers bursting can be absolutely devastating for animals, and while over the last couple of years firecracker use has been boycotted by most people, it is still a raging issue and is still much talked about every festive season. We have already written a blog about Petcare during Diwali, which you can read here. In this blog, we are going to talk a little more about how you can keep your pets at home more comfortable during this festive season.
- Go for a morning walk.
Pets need exercise, and very much like humans- exercise acts as a stimulant for your pet’s good mood. Take your furry baby out for a walk, when there is minimal noise, which is usually the morning. Take them out for a walk, play fetch with them in the park- absolutely anything that gives them outdoor time is essentials during this time, as the evenings usually bring loud noises and anxiety for them. Another fun activity could be to teach them tricks! Learn how to teach your pet how to say hello here. Also, every training session needs your pet’s favourite treats! Browse through the discounts we have on our website on Pet treats here.
2. Calm yourself
You might have heard people saying that their pets can sense their mood. Experiments out by a team of animal behaviour experts and psychologists at the University of Lincoln, UK, and the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil actually concluded that this is true! Your pet can most definitely sense emotions!
So, to make sure that your pets are at their calmest, be sure to be calm yourself! Make use of the holidays to spend time with your pets and your family!
3.Use anxiety-reducing medicines or oils
Consult your vet about prescribing some oils or medicines for your pet, if they get too anxious around Diwali. Always remember to not give your pet sort of medicines or oils without proper consulting.
4.Make your space extra comfortable
Use extra cosy blankets, Close all doors and windows, put on some good music, make your pets a cosy corner or anything else required to make sure that your space is comfortable and cosy for both you and your pet! Make sure you attempt to minimise sound as much as possible. Our pets usually have a much higher sensitivity to sound, hence the firecrackers while just might be annoying to us, can be extremely scary and anxiety-inducing for them.
5.Look for a boarding home.
No one likes parting ways with their furry babies, but some animals get extremely anxious during this season. Till people realise and be more considerate towards animals, looking for a boarding home for a couple of nights for your pets can be a good option! Most of these homes are run by animal lovers, have great accommodations and comfortable sleeping arrangements for your pets, they can also socialise and be less anxious! If you do end up looking for a boarding home, be sure to choose one that has the minimum scope of noise and also leave them with some treats! We have some amazing discounts on our Dog/Cat food and treats which you can check out here.
While we might not be able to care for all animals, it is extremely important to be aware of the fact that there are millions of animals on the street who do not have a cozy home and a loving human parent. Be sure that you are empathetic towards the strays this season, and feed them or give them shelter if you have the resources to do so. You can also visit your local pet adoption center, to adopt a stray and give them a loving home.
Be sure to stay safe, and keep the animals safe this Diwali! Let’s learn how to co-exist!