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During the winter holidays, parties abound to celebrate the season with fun, food, and laughter. As we all know, though, holidays parties can cause stress and anxiety. If we get stressed and anxious at holiday parties, imagine how our pets must feel!
Anxiety in Pets
Do pets really have anxiety? They certainly do! Pet anxiety is a real thing that is especially important to manage during the hubbub and excitement of the holidays. It can manifest itself through different problem behaviors. Pet anxiety symptoms include:
To nip this anxiety in the bud, try some of the strategies listed below to keep your pet calm at your next holiday party.
Before the Party
During the Party
Nothing in this article should be construed as financial, legal or veterinary advice. Please consult your own advisors for questions relating to your and your pet’s specific circumstances.
1 Pet Insurance offered by MetLife Pet Insurance Solutions LLC is underwritten by Independence American Insurance Company (“IAIC”), a Delaware insurance company, headquartered at 485 Madison Avenue, NY, NY 10022, and Metropolitan General Insurance Company (“MetGen”), a Rhode Island insurance company, headquartered at 700 Quaker Lane, Warwick, RI 02886, in those states where MetGen’s policies are available. MetLife Pet Insurance Solutions LLC is the policy administrator authorized by IAIC and MetGen to offer and administer pet insurance policies. MetLife Pet Insurance Solutions LLC was previously known as PetFirst Healthcare, LLC and in some states continues to operate under that name pending approval of its application for a name change. The entity may operate under an alternate, assumed, and/or fictitious name in certain jurisdictions as approved, including MetLife Pet Insurance Services LLC (New York and Minnesota), MetLife Pet Insurance Solutions Agency LLC (Illinois), and such other alternate, assumed, or fictitious names approved by certain jurisdictions.