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Halloween Tips for Your Anxious Pet

 It’s almost Halloween! Are you as excited as we are? With the adorable costumes, numerous visitors, bags of candy, and exciting holiday parties – Halloween is one of the most popular American holidays in the United States. Most humans love Halloween, but what about our furry friends? Not all pets enjoy the constant noise and commotion that comes with this well-liked celebration. But what can you do to help your pet and yourself have a great time on October 31st?

Like fireworks on Independence Day, a lot of noise can cause a pet to panic. Anything out of the ordinary can make your pets nervous and scared. If you have a nervous pet, we have a solution for you. 21st Century offers calming support to your pets during these stressful times. Below are five things you can do to help prepare your pet for the spooky festivities.

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  • Pet-EZE™ Paw Paste for Cats – Offer your cat calming support in a paste. It’s a great tasting way to calm your feline friend when Halloween visitors come knocking on your door. This product is offered exclusively at PetSmart stores.

In addition to offering a natural calming aid to your pet, consider these quick tips.

  • Safety is important to consider when your pet is nervous. Some pets will run away when they are anxious during home holiday celebrations. Make sure your pet has a collar with proper identification or a chip. Some sneaky dogs and cats can slip through the door while you’re attending to the trick-or-treaters.
  • Allow your pet to relax in your bedroom with his or her favorite toys while you attend to the visitors. If the doorbell will make your pet nervous from any room in the house, consider sitting outside to hand out candy. You can also stick a piece of tape over the doorbell and sit close to the door to see when trick-or-treaters are approaching. Check on your pets and snuggle them frequently to make sure they’re okay.
  • It’s not a terrible idea to forgo trick or treating. If you feel bad about not offering any candy, you can simply place a bucket of candy with a sign that says “one per person” and hope for the best. Turn your porch lights off and watch a Halloween flick with a friend – perhaps a furry friend!

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