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When they aren’t themselves – look for a natural way to help them cope.

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Although the football may seem exciting... it's not always fun our cats or dogs.

Loud cheering from excitements is all part of the biggest football tournament this summer. Football viewing parties at home are a great excuse to gather friends and family to cheer on our favourite teams, however this can be a stressful situation for cats or dogs.

The good news is there are things you can do to help them stay calm and cope through this thrilling football season.

Zylkene is a natural choice for behavioural support to help pets cope with stressful situations such as group gatherings, parties, a charged emotional atmosphere and lots of cheering.

Does my pet need help coping during the football match viewing party?​

Sleep disturbance

Altered social interactions

Change posture

Inappropriate elimination

Withdrawal behaviours

Weight change

Excessive vocalisation

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Over grooming

What can I do to help?

1. Talk to an expert

It’s a good idea to discuss with your vet practice or behaviourist any short term changes you can make to help your cat or dog cope.

2. Build a den

It’s important that your pets have their own safe place with which they have positive associations. This gives them somewhere to retreat when they are uneasy or worried with the unfamiliar faces and sudden loud cheering noises in their home.

3. Give them Zylkene calming supplement

A calming supplement like Zylkene can help dogs and cats cope during the lively football season when your pet might be uneasy about large groups of guests making loud and excited noises during your football viewing parties. Start Zylkene at least three days before the anticipated match or party.

4. Update their identification

Your cat or dog might try to run away when their home fills with new people, loud noises and heightened emotions. Just in case, make sure that the data linked to their microchips and the information on their tags is fully up to date so that they can be returned to you.

During the football match and/or having guest around:

  • Don’t force your cat or dog to come to you, especially if they are in their hiding place or den.
  • Play with a toy and see if your cat or dog wants to join in, but don’t force them.
  • Ignore unusual behaviour that is related to the stressful situation, unless they come to you first for reassurance. Give them affection, but no more than usual.
  • Cats and dogs often pick up on their owner’s worry and overcompensating could make things worse.
  • Provide distractions, for example new toys or treats.
  • DO NOT punish or get angry with your cat or dog! This will only make them more uneasy.

Other common situations that can be stressful to your dog or cat where Zylkene can help: