Easing the Transition Back to School

Easing the Transition Back to School

Can you believe the end of Summer is here already? September always seems to arrive too quickly. Not only do the students adjust as school starts, but our pets do, too. Our household routine changes overnight, and our pets feel it. Many of our pets eat less and seem mopey. Suddenly, our homes may be empty and quiet during the day where they were once filled with activity.  Pets get lonely, too.

How can we help our pets? Essential oils may be applied topically 2-3 times daily and/or diffused into the air. A calming blend and a grounding blend can help relax and soothe our pets as well as ourselves. Diffusing a citrus essential oil is uplifting and energizing. The whole family will benefit from the positive effects of the essential oils, easing the transition from Summer to Fall.

Try to schedule walks, play time and activity for them daily. Leave a radio playing soft music or the television on during the day to provide some background noise. Cats enjoy a screen saver on the computer or a pet program on television. One channel which cats may enjoy features birds singing in a nature scene.

For more information and uses for essential oils and natural health, contact Animal Hospital of Hasbrouck Heights at 201-288-7800.

Mia K. Frezzo, DVM

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