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How to Help Your Pet Deal With Noise Anxiety Around the Holidays

by Cristina Corvino 2:49 PM, December 4, 2017
Aired December 5, 2017

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The new year is fast approaching, which means lots and lots of celebrations are upon us -- and your pets!

As the festivities ramp up, keep in mind that noise anxiety in animals is a real thing.

"Pets didn’t get the memo that it’s the holiday season," veterinarian Dr. Courtney Campbell reminds us. "So to them, it’s kind of really stressful."

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Popular noisy party poppers and fireworks can terrify your furry friends and potentially cause damage to sensitive ears.

So, Dr. Courtney suggests securing pets either in a safe, escape-proof area as midnight approaches or putting a ThunderShirt on them -- which claims to soothe their anxiety by applying "gentle, constant pressure, similar to swaddling an infant."

Another option, according to the vet? Lighting a lavender candle!

Who knew?!