Tips for Your Pets and The Holidays

Your Pets and the Holidays

The Holiday can be stressful! This stress can transfer to your pet whether it’s from travel, company or just picking up on your stress. Stressed can cause them to be poorly behaved, sick or even end up lost if they escape your house or car. In this blog post, I will share some tips to keep your pets safe and healthy for the Holiday Season.

In your Home:

If you celebrate the Holidays in your home, your pet may be less stressed than traveling. There are still dangers to keep in mind though. Decorations, certain plants (Holly, Mistletoe, Poinsettia), extension cords and rich foods can all cause problems for your four-legged family members. Make sure plants are out of reach of both kids and animals and electric cords are tucked away out of reach. Rich Holiday foods are very tempting to your dog. Small amounts are okay to share, but in large amounts they can cause stomach upset and even a trip to the vet. Make sure you also protect your trash and take it our right away to prevent your pet from getting into it. Remember that cooked bones can splinter and damage intestines.

Visiting someone else’s home:

If possible, leave your pet at home for Holiday meals or with a pet sitter. If you have permission to bring them along, keep in mind that someone’s house may not be set up to have animals inside. Dogs are stressed by entering a new home, especially one they are not familiar with. Consider bringing a soft sided crate or blanket from home for them to use. This will keep them quiet, out of the way and prevent unwanted behavior. While some people do not mind pets, others will be offended if your dog is drooling on their knee begging for food.

Travel:

Traveling with pets can bring its own set of challenges. Again, consider leaving your pet at home with a sitter where they will be in a comfortable and familiar place. If you do not have access to a sitter, make sure you take some extra steps to keep your them safe.

Flying with your pet comes with a full set of rules and regulations. Depending on the size, they may have to be checked and travel in their crate in cargo. Make sure you feed them lightly (or not at all) at least several hours before the flight. Limit their water intake at least two hours before the flight to help prevent accidents. Make sure before you get to the airport your pet’s travel crate is airline approved. You will also want to have all your paperwork (and a copy of it) available. Attach the second copy of your paperwork to their crate. I tape a page protector with the information inside to the top of the kennel. You can also add travel tags to your pet’s collar with your cell phone, starting point and destination.

Driving with your pet can be extra stressful. Hopefully they are seasoned car travelers, but if not make sure you do a few short trial rides before a long trip. If you are driving out of state you may need a health certificate to travel across state lines. A veterinarian will give your pet an exam and provide the certificate for you (Usually for around $35). Also make sure your animal is microchipped and wears a collar with tags, rabies included, and a travel tag with. You should also keep a pet and human first aid kit in the car. One item you may consider bringing is water from your home. Often animals will refuse to drink strange water. Make sure they are always on a leash for potty breaks and secured in the vehicle so they cannot bounce around while you are driving.

Visitors to your home:

Even the best behaved pups can become anxious having extra changes in their home, especially when you add company (known or unknown) to the mix. If your dog is not comfortable with the extra activity, make sure they have a room to themselves where they can quietly lay down and chew on a treat. They will thank you for it!

Overall, simply take some extra steps to prevent your best friend from getting in trouble this Holiday Season. You might find your own stress levels drop!

And more than anything have a safe and wonderful Holiday Season from your E3Live Family!

~Jessica Wick

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E3 Canine 30 Day Study Participants – Meet Sweet Pea

Roxanne heard about our E3 Canine 30 Day Study and entered her one year old pug Sweet Pea. Sweet Pea has some specific challenges that will follow her through life and Roxanne wanted to offer her all the support possible. After 30 days she love what E3 Canine has done for her dog.

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Does Sweet Pea have any specific health challenges?

Sweet Pea broke both of her front legs as a puppy. The vet warned me she will eventually have arthritis and will need extra nutritional support throughout her life.

What were you expecting E3 Canine to do for your dog?

Really, the only reason I tried E3 Canine was the huge nutritional content. I didn’t expect to see any major results, but knew that it could help long term.

Did your dog like E3 Canine? How did you serve it to them?

Sweet Pea loved E3 Canine! I made ice cubes with it and she gets super excited when she knows it’s time for them.

What results did you see in your dog after using E3 Canine for 30 days?

Well I noticed she does seem to have more energy and runs around a lot. Her coat is super soft and shiny now. Also, she used to have a really bad odor from her rear end, but that’s gone.

Would you continue to use E3 Canine for your dog?

I don’t think she would let me stop! I plan on using this for her entire lifetime.

Do you think E3 Canine would be a good product for your other pets?

I do. I think I might try it on my lizard.

Would you recommend E3 Canine to other pet owners?

I have already. My mom has a pug that is going to be trying E3 Canine.

After seeing your dog’s response, would you be interested in trying E3Live for yourself?

I am definitely going to! It seems like a really great product and I love how it is all natural.

Check out Sweet Pea on video!

 

Thank you participating with Sweet Pea in our study – We’re glad to welcome to you our E3Live Family!

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Healthy Holiday Treats for your Best Friend

The Holidays in our house are filled with cooking and family. I love baking with my children! It’s something I grew up doing with my mother and grandmother. I hope that one day they will pass on the tradition to their own children. We bake almost weekly this time of year (usually cookies) to hand out to family and friends.

Don’t forget your four-legged family members this Holiday Season. My dogs love freshly baked treats – as much as the kids love to sneak cookies to them! These recipes will help you create treats that are dog friendly and much healthier for them to eat.

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Here is a Holiday recipe you can share with your favorite pup!

Peanut Butter Cookies

2 cups flour (I use rice bran and finely ground oats)

1 teaspoon molasses

2 Tablespoons natural peanut butter

2 Tablespoons oil (my favorite is coconut)

1 Tablespoon of E3 Canine

Water as needed to make a smooth dough

Mix all ingredients until smooth. Scoop by the spoonful onto a greased baking sheet. Flatten each ball with a fork in a crisscross design. You can also use your cookie cutters to make fun shapes. Put them in your oven on the lowest temperature setting and let them dry for two hours. You can also bake them at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Roll them in the E3 Canine powder for fun seasonal color and extra nutrition! Just make sure you never cook or expose E3 Canine to heat sources.

You can store cookies in a sealed container for up to a week, but I prefer to keep mine in the fridge.

Enjoy spending the Holidays with your loved ones!

~Jessica Wick

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