Home Renovations Can Cause Anxiety In Pets: Here’s How To Cope

Renovating your home is exciting, once the renovations are complete. Until then, you have to deal with a big mess and contractors constantly going in and out of your home. In many cases, you may not be able to use your kitchen, bathroom, or other essential rooms in your home until the remodeling is finished. Ideally, you would be able to leave for a vacation and come home to a perfectly remodeled home.

However, for most people, that’s just not going to happen. This means that you, your family, and your pets are stuck at home during the renovations and that things can often get a little bit hairy. When you have pets, the last thing you want is for the contractors or the pet to feel threatened or uncomfortable. Dogs, especially, are afraid of quite a few things, and remodeling is one of them. If you’re having your home remodeled, follow the tips below to help keep your pet’s anxiety at manageable levels during the construction.

Recognize the signs.


There are tell-tale signs that your pet is starting to become stressed due to the noise of the contractors or builders and the general chaos of a remodel. Learn to recognize those signs and work to calm your pet down. Keep an eye on your pet’s body language, so you can get ahead of their anxiety. One way to make sure your pet is calm is by giving them organic CBD oil for dogs. These CBD oils are made of the highest-quality ingredients and are all organic, so as to not hurt your pet. The CBD oil can help to calm your pup during renovations, and put your mind at ease as well. Make sure that you talk to your vet about the recommended dosage, which should be determined according to the size of your dog.

CBD products are THC-free, which means that you won’t be getting your dog high if you give them a few drops of CBD oil to take the edge off of their anxiety. In fact, CBD oil has been shown to help large dogs and small dogs both with chronic pain, anxiety, and even epilepsy. If you know that you’ll have a lot of noise and chaos in your home, consider some CBD dog treats to help your pup stay calm.

Introduce your pet to workers.


Whether it’s a Honolulu Appliance Repair Pro come to fix the dryer, stove, washing machine, or fridge, or the contractor who’s installing the new cabinets in the kitchen, you want to introduce your pet to the workers that you’re going to have in your home. However, this is only a good idea if your pet is friendly to strangers. The scents and sounds of the voices of the contactors might help to keep your pet calm during the day if they already have a sense of who they are.

Create a safe zone.


One of the best ways to keep your pet calm is by creating a safe zone while the workers are there. If they’re working downstairs, then move yourself and your pup upstairs, and vice versa. If the workers happen to be in all areas of the home, try taking your pup to your bedroom. Turn on some chill music, grab a bag of treats, and settle in for the afternoon to spend time together.

Get out and about.


You have to walk your dog anyway, so why not get out and about when the contractors are working on the house? If it’s not necessary for you to be in the home while they’re working, take your dog for a walk or to the dog park so that he can be kept calm while the workers are there. The exercise will be good for you both.

Use the Crate.


While most pet owners hate the idea of creating their pets, sometimes it can’t be helped. If the workers have a door propped open or the chaos is enough that you wouldn’t know where your dog was, then fixing them a comfortable bed with treats in their crate is the best solution.

These are just a few of the best ideas for helping your pet to cope with home renovations. From CBD oil to using the crate if needed, these tips will help you get through renovations just fine.

Julia Barber

Editorial Intern

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