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Making your pet feel at home with your new business

Making Your Pet Feel at Home in Your New Business

Welcoming a new pet into your life is exciting, but it can also be stressful if you’re simultaneously trying to launch a new business. Fortunately, Old World Molossus is here with some tips and tricks to help you settle your new companion while building your business.

Start With a Plan

All successful endeavors begin with a plan. To improve your chances of launching a successful business, you'll want to start with a business plan. Some items to include in your plan are a description of your company, how you'll provide or sell your services, your business structure, financial projections, and how much funding you'll need to launch the company. Consult a guide on starting a new business to learn more.

You’ll want to save money when starting out, and one way to do that is by using a free tool for business cards. That way, you can take advantage of time-tested business card design templates and customize them to suit your needs, then hand these out to supplement your marketing via social media.

Developing a routine will also help you take good care of your pet while managing your business. If you must travel with your business, locate pet sitters and boarders near you and read through the reviews to find the perfect match for your pet. If you must leave your pet at home or in an adjoining room in your business, you can keep an eye on your furry friend with a quality pet camera.

Necessary Pet Items

A change of location can be stressful for pets. To make your companion feel more at ease, a shopping trip is in order. Before purchasing items like dog harnesses, read reviews and purchasing recommendations from veterinarians. Some items to consider are a comfortable pet bed, healthy food and treats, food and water bowls, a collar and a leash. There are tons of potential options on the market, so be sure to consult veterinarian reviews to find the best products before purchasing.

Acclimating Your Pet

To get your pet used to its new surroundings, allow it to explore. It's important to acclimate to a new environment slowly. Take your time and allow it to lead the way. Walking a dog through each room while on a leash gives it a sense of security and gives you a sense of control. While performing your walk-through, look for and deal with potential safety hazards.

If you have a dog, be sure to explore outside as well. Consult a Walk Score map to find the best local areas to walk with your dog. This is an easy way to see at a glance where the best spots are for getting steps in.

Pet-friendly Spaces

Your pet will appreciate its own space. Set up its bed and food and water bowls as soon as possible. This will allow it to establish its scent in the designated location, making it feel safe.

Pet Stress Relief

If your pet appears to be distressed or isn't settling in well, some stress-relieving options are:

Acupressure points. Massaging these areas is therapeutic and stress-relieving for your pet.

Homeopathy. These natural substances can be used to treat many pet ailments.

Essential oils. Use these oils cautiously, as some are beneficial for pets and others are toxic.

Self-care. Pets can sense their owner's stress levels. Practicing healthy habits to relieve stress will decrease cortisol levels in your body and help keep your pet calm.

Starting a Business with a New Pet

Experiencing something new is always an exciting time, and that’s doubly true when starting a new business and welcoming a new pet. Following these steps will help you start your new business successfully as you welcome and acclimate a new pet into your life.

-Aurora James


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