It is hard to believe it is almost 4th of July. So far June here in Seattle has been mostly one big day of grey and drizzle. With the holiday soon approaching we wanted to share with you some great calming options for pet with sensitivities to fireworks. These products also work on dogs that have general anxiety, separation anxiety, need support visiting the vet or groomer and adjusting to new environments. They are all natural and provide your pet with a calmer demeanor.
Thunder Shirt - With its patent-pending design, Thundershirt’s gentle, constant pressure has a dramatic calming effect for most dogs if they are anxious, fearful or over-excited. Based on surveys completed by over two thousand customers, over 80% of dogs show significant improvement in symptoms when using Thundershirt. Thundershirt is already helping tens of thousands of dogs around the world, and is recommended by thousands of veterinarians and dog trainers.
We have seen these shirts in use and successful with so many of the dogs we know including our own.
This is a great option for fireworks, storms, separation anxiety and stressful events like car rides, visitors and the vet.
One of our favorite products is the Canine Calm Balm. Situations that may require immediate temporary calming relief to soothe and calm your dog and restore tranquility include:
- Visits to the vet or groomer
- Loud noises (thunderstorms, fireworks, etc.)
- Shock or trauma
- Adapting to the loss of a companion
- Adjusting to new surroundings
- Stress due to a new pet in the home
Canine Calm Balm is an all-natural organic product, created from herbs proven to have a calming effect on dogs. It is highly effective, completely safe, and does not result in lethargy or mental confusion. Free of side effects and safe for long term use. Canine Calm Balm is suitable for use with dogs of all ages and sizes.
Easy to use: Just apply a small amount to your dog's muzzle and under his/her nose. Dogs enjoy a little rubbed on a towel or favorite toy.
I have seen amazing results with this product in my dogs, my moms dog and my best friends dogs - and just maybe I have been known to use it as lip balm - heck if it works on them maybe it will work on me :)
Calm k9 Nutri Wafers - These tasty wafers made from banana, chia seed and peanut butter help reduce stresses incurred from traveling, grooming and during storms or loud noises like fireworks. They also help with dogs predisposed toward hyperactivity. These human grade supplements support proper nervous system function to help keep your dog calm and focused and promote a greater overall sense of well-being.
Good Behavior Calming Collar - This product emits a pheromone that your pet reacts to in a calming way. I can have a positive effect during stress related events - including fireworks, storms and separation anxiety. A great option for dogs and cats that travel. It lasts for 30 days and is $15.
Pet Naturals of Vermont - We love this company - and carry a few of their products. Calming comes in small dog and large dog size bites. We have customers who love this product and the natural relaxing it promotes with their pets.
Calming helps alleviate stress related behavior problems without affecting your animal’s personality or energy level. It can be used daily or when extra help to relax is needed.
It contains a combination of factors not found in other calming formulas such as a Colostrum Calming Complex, L-Theanine and Thiamine (Vitamin B1) which all address stress and calming.
Rescue Remedy Pet - Here is a great product that has been around in its human form since the 1920's. I keep it in my purse all the time for use during stressful situations. Rescue Remedy is made up of a five individual flower remedies that help you and your pet cope with the different emotional aspects of stressful situations
Rescue Remedy Pet can be used for an immediate calming effect in any stressful situation, or when your pet needs help overcoming a variety of emotional or behavioral problems. Appropriate usage times include:
- Separation anxiety
- Visits to the vet
- Fear of loud noises (fireworks, thunderstorms, etc.)
- Excessive barking or hissing
- Shock, trauma or mistreatment
- Adapting to loss of companion
- Adapting to new surroundings (home, kennel, stable, etc.)
- Obsessive cleanliness
- Constant licking or nibbling of self
We are really excited to offer you these options for your pets anxiety and stress. We hope to see you soon!