With everything going on in the world right now, our pets are just as affected as we are. Not only have their routines been impacted, but they can actually pick up on their owners’ stress as well. Chill Switch sent us products to try, and it inspired us to share a few ways to help your pets chill (with and without Chill Switch).
Try Chill Switch hemp to deal with anxiety
Pets may have higher levels of anxiety than normal right now. Swapping out their normal treats for ones that contain hemp extract can help them relax. Chill Switch just came out with hemp formulated specifically for pets that we tried on our pup and it seemed to work quite well.
They also make peanut butter hemp treats called Chill Bites (they’re coming soon, but have a pre-order sale going on) that they sent us and our pup loved the taste, and we love how easy they are! For larger dogs or more anxious pets, they also have Chill Sauce which is like CBD oil for humans, made with food-grade hemp extract. We like that the dropper is made of plastic instead of glass to so we don’t have to worry about the bottle breaking and spilling dangerous glass everywhere.
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Stick to their normal schedule as much as possible
Our pets’ routines have already been turned upside down. The best way to help them adapt is to maintain whatever constants you can for them. If you normally feed your pet when you get home from work, wait until the same time of day to feed them. Changing their eating schedule could confuse them and throw off their circadian rhythm, which may cause them to keep you up at night.
Set aside time each day to give them your undivided attention
If your pet is used to going on walks or playing in parks where they normally interact with other animals and people, being stuck at home may make them feel lonely or bored. Make sure you find time to play with them. Lack of exercise and attention can cause them to act out.
Looking for more ideas? The Humane Society has published a much longer list of creative ways to keep your dog occupied at home while you are at home these days.