The holidays can be a stressful time. There’s the money factor for gifts, lots to do, not enough time, family stress, etc.
A new survey from BarkBox, says your dog might be the key to getting you through the “holiday blues”.
Here are some tips:
Spend more time with your dog: 85 percent of those surveyed say just being with their dogs help them deal with overall stress.
Take a walk: 40 percent of respondents take their dog on a walk to get away from family gatherings and stressful situations.
Focus on special things for your dog: 58 percent of dog owners prepare a special meal for their dog; 57 percent hang a Christmas stocking for Fido and 56 percent include them in their holiday photos.
Buy them a gift: 80 percent of respondents bought their dog some sort of present. Also, 81 percent say they’d love to receive a gift that is really meant for their dog.