Diwali, the festival of lights, one of the biggest & most popular festivals in our country, celebrated in the grandest of fashion, an occasion to, get together and closer to one another, celebrate happiness & health, and increase the bond with our loved ones. A time to create some of the most cherished memories with our family & friends. All of our dear friends, two-legged and four.
Our dear doggos, who we have welcomed with open arms, in our hearts and our homes, would surely want to enjoy, have a gala time and share the festive spirit.
However, they have no choice but to spend their Diwali shivering, trembling and barking in fear, finding their safe place, trying to deal with their increased anxiety and mood swings, due to the sounds and lightening of bursting crackers during this period, so much so, it can even result in a panic attack leading to a nervous breakdown, in worst-case scenarios.
A fun time in a green open happy land with fun activities, far from noise and sound pollution could help our furry friends have a safe and joyful Diwali.
Having said that, the festive celebrations have been embedded as an integral part of our culture and tradition, and we must celebrate it with fervor and pride. But the celebrations can proceed, keeping every being’s safety, comfort & happiness in mind, in toto.
Here are a few simple steps we can take to ensure a joyous Diwali for all:
- The celebrations should definitely crack on, although, at a safe distance or in mild bursts.
- Let’s bring in more light in the festival of lights through lamps & diyas ( Kept well out of reach from our furry friends of course !)
- Keep our dear doggos close to us or at a happy place safe from sound and air pollution!
- Festive treats are yummy, but can be bad for their tummy. Why not prepare some pet-friendly delights that can be relished by our pets, they can take part in pait pooja as well 🙂
- Taking our furry babies for a walk can be done during festive time as well, but it’s better to take them out during early daytime and later in the evenings
- Last, but not the least, it’s always better to keep a vet on speed dial during this period.
In the festival of lights, won’t it be a wonderful thing to bring some brightness in the lives of our voiceless friends, who usually hide in fear at this time of the year, and go forward with our festive celebrations with love and light, in our hearts, in a mindful way?
Here’s wishing you a very happy, hearty, and most importantly, an inclusive & caring Diwali, from the PetWags Family to yours.