How to celebrate New Year with your pet
Becoming a pet parent doesn’t mean your fun festivities have to come to a halt. While your New Year’s Eve party might look a little different with the responsibility of an extra four paws or feathered flockmates, there’s no reason it can’t be the best yet. Here are our tips on how you can celebrate New Year with your pet while ensuring you have a great time, too.
Keep it calm
Pets and loud noises don’t go, but isn’t music what makes a party? This time of year can already be stressful for our furry and feathered friends, with a sudden change of routine and fireworks, so adding to the chaos with your favorite festive songs at full volume is a bad idea.
This being said, some pets such as dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs and chickens can benefit from classical music, which has been shown to reduce stress and have a calming effect. So, if you do insist on listening to music during your celebrations, be sure to get your classical playlist at the ready and keep the volume down.
Tuck into the treats
Gorging out on your favorite goodies on New Year’s Eve is a wonderful way to celebrate your night in. Any leftover chocolates from Christmas and easy-to-make canapes are the best snacks this time of year – but what about for your pets?
Making festive bites for your pets is super easy, fun, and means no one gets left out of the party. While shop-bought treats can be given to your pets in moderation, homemade snacks make for an extra special night in and are far healthier than the alternative.
For Fido, these recipes for festive dog treats and Christmas cookies are sure to be a hit, or why not try some leftover plain turkey in a cat-friendly bone broth for your feline friend? While they might not be inside for the party, guinea pigs and rabbits will love some leafy greens or broccoli in their Caddi Treat Holders. And, don’t forget about your flock. Your hens will appreciate a few festive delicacies as well and will love this warming winter breakfast recipe as a special treat from their usual diet.
In between your pet-friendly canapes, get cozy on the couch with your favorite festive films. Why not treat your dog to a Luxury Faux Sheepskin Dog Blanket from Omlet for them to snuggle up to, or how about our Super Soft Cat Blanket to keep your furniture free from hair and make the ultimate chill-out spot for your cat too?
Some cats, dogs and birds love watching TV, especially if there are other animals involved. Others hate it, however, so it’s a wise idea to gauge an idea of how your pet reacts before making any plans to have a movie marathon this New Year’s Eve.
The beginning of the New Year is the perfect time to reminisce on the past few months and prepare for what you hope the future holds. And, what better time than a cozy night in on New Year’s Eve to spend with family and friends, sharing what you’d like to achieve? It’s also an opportunity to reflect on your pet’s year and consider any potential goals you have for them.
Maybe you’d like to explore new places with your dog, teach your piggies some new tricks or perhaps your cat would benefit from a new scratching post to help them lose weight. As with setting any goals, make sure to use the SMART method so that you and your pet stand the best chance of achieving what you set out to do. This means that your goal should be specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely. You can find some more suggestions on how you can set some pet-friendly New Year resolutions can be found in our previous blog here.
Goodie bag galore
Invited some of your or your dog’s friends round for your New Year’s Eve night in? Before the celebrations come to an end, make sure that no one leaves empty-handed. Send your guests away with some tasty goodies from the night, of course ensuring they’re pet-friendly if necessary. You can also include a printed snap of you and your pet as another suggestion. Creating goodie bags is an excellent way to add a personal touch for your guests and serve as a reminder of the great night everyone will have had.
Omlet and your pet’s New Year
Get ready for whatever the New Year has in store with help from Omlet’s innovatively-designed pet products. From our LED Cat Scratcher for helping felines get fit, to our easy-to-clean dog beds for post-adventure nap times and our Eglu Cube for those who want to expand their flock, our ingenious designs help make pet ownership both practical and a joy.
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