Social gatherings can be stressful for pets. Recognizing signs of anxiety helps improve their mental well-being.
Excessive panting, pacing, salivation, vocalizations, and hiding are some signs of anxiety in dogs.
Cats may show anxiety through excessive vocalizations, hiding, decreased appetite, and changes in litter box usage.
Create a quiet, comfortable safe space for your pet. Train them to retreat to this space when they feel anxious.
Exercise and mentally stimulate your pet before the event. Set up a calming environment with pheromones and supplements.
Limit guest access to your pet. Check on your pet regularly, providing reassurance and treats.
Monitor your pet after the event. If they show signs of prolonged stress, consider seeking professional help.