Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Waiting for Calming
The nice folks at Pet Naturals of Vermont sent us dogs sugar free chicken liver flavored Calming chews. We appreciate that instead of just one size, they sent a size for each of us: XL (over 75 lbs.) for Sam; Medium & Large (26 - 50 lbs.) for Buddy: Small (up to 25 lbs.) for Merci.
Jan especially wanted to try these for Buddy because he has terrible separation anxiety. He's doing better - less hysterical if she walks out the door without him, but he says he'll never stop leading us in singing at the top of our lungs for her to get back in the house! (She doesn't mind very well. Where is Cesar Millan when a dog needs him to train a human?)
****UPDATE: We had a question asking if Buddy doing better when Jan leaves is directly related to the treats. Buddy is going to be upset with whoever ruins his macho image, so we'll let that be Jan. Take it away, Miss Tattletale.
Jan: Buddy is a problem "child" with issues from being abandoned when he was 3 or 4 weeks old. He is terrified to be alone. He has always gotten hysterical if I even put him outside to go to the bathroom and stand inside the door instead of outside with him. I have to stand outside with him in the pouring rain, freezing cold, wind or in my pajamas. Nothing I've tried seemed to really help before but he has calmed down a bit on the Calming. I could give a more definitive answer if he had been getting these regularly since they arrived, but I have to hide everything from Percy's claws and teeth and I sometimes forget to give Buddy his daily Calming.****
Visit Pet Naturals of Vermont and check out their cat and dog products. (Cyndi and Cotton did a review on Calms for cats back on January 12. When Jan hands out cat Calms, Percy races around after her hoping she'll forget he already had one.)
This is our experience with the product. We were provided samples of the dog calms but were not paid for this review.