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.


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 11 year old Jenna

Jenna is the second dog from our E3 Canine 30 Day Study that we are featuring.


Liz entered Jenna in the study to see if E3 Canine would help her be more active. As the oldest dog in our study, she started out with extremely low energy levels and spent most of her time sleeping on the couch. Her results? Nothing short of amazing! Check out her interview and video below:

Please introduce your dog to us

Liz: This is Jenna, she is almost 12 years old. She’s a husky/beagle/basenji mix, and was really showing her age. Not wanting to get up and play, not wanting to get out with the rest of the dogs; I would pick up the cars keys to take everyone for a ride and she would just stay on the couch.

What were you expecting E3 Canine to do for her?

Liz: I was hoping that it would give her some more energy. I was also hoping it would help with an injury she had. She tore her anterior cruciate ligament in her knee and had such a bad limp that she was having a lot of trouble getting around despite being on three different kinds of anti-inflammatories.

After a month on the E3 Canine she has almost no limp. She wants to go hiking with the rest of the dogs, she wants to go for runs and rides; she still sometimes needs a little help getting into the truck but she wants to go! Before she would look at the truck and turn around and walk away, it was just too much trouble for her.

Did she like the E3 Canine?

Liz: She does! (laughs) She really liked it, I have to put a little something on their kibble or they just stare at it like I’m trying to give them a bowl of rocks. But for her all I had to put on there was the algae and she’d eat it right up.

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

Liz: I do! I think E3 Canine would help them all. Now that the trial is done I am going to start one of my other dogs on it; he’s got some skin issues. And we’ll see what that does for him.

And would you recommend it to other pet owners?

Liz: Absolutely! I intend to become a distributor for it here at The Ruff House. It’s because I really am amazed at the difference in her energy level.

And we already know you try E3Live for yourself…

I do, I take it myself and I have a huge difference in my energy level! I also know that for the first time in probably 20 years; three times now this season I’ve started to come down with a cold or flu. I woke up with the stuffy nose, the scratchy throat, the whole bit. I doubled up on my algae that day, and woke up the next day feeling absolutely fine. That’s happened three times this season and that’s the first time I’ve avoided a cold, like I said in about 20 years.

Wow Liz! What an amazing difference E3 Canine made for Jenna. We had the chance to meet Jenna in person for filming and her energy levels were through the roof! Thank you so much for participating in our study and we couldn’t be happier E3 Canine has Jenna acting like a young pup again!

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Watch the video here!

What is E3 Feline?



E3 Feline is a wild harvested nutrient dense superfood from Klamath Lake, OR, harvested by E3Live.  

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This product comes in either a fresh-frozen liquid or a powder form.

The nutrients contained in E3 Feline may promote:

  • Strengthened immune system and act as an anti-inflammatory
  • Enhanced energy, vitality and endurance —great for older cats!
  • Improved attention, alertness and brain function
  • Healthier skin conditions and a lustrous coat


Optimal nutrition is a key element in the health of your cat and may encourage shiny lustrous coat, healthy skin, strengthened immune system and more. Unfortunately, our cats do not get these important nutrients from the foods we give them. Even the best diets won’t provide your cat the pure high quality nutrition found in E3 Feline.

E3 Feline is 100% Certified Organic Aphanizomenon flos-aquae a wild-harvested nutrient dense superfood. By adding E3 Feline to your cat’s daily diet, your cat will receive gram for gram the highest protein and trace mineral concentration of any natural food.

E3 Feline is easily absorbed and supports coat, joints, brain function and general health by providing the vitamins, minerals, amino acids and essential fatty acids that your cat needs. No additives, no pesticides and no preservatives.

E3 Feline AFA Fresh-Frozen Superfood is a liquid — the most potent and powerful form of AFA.  E3Live is the only company to offer AFA in this fresh frozen form.

Your pet deserves complete nutrition too!
We believe in giving our pets the same nutrient dense superfoods that we consume.


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