Jan accepted an offer for us to review Pet Naturals of Vermont Calming chews for cats but we haven't been under any extra stress lately so we haven't had need of calming.
Tonight Jan thought she'd try one on me to see if she could clip my nails. I scarfed it down. And she gave me a second chewy for good measure.
About ten minutes later she tried to cut my nails. Oh, I was lovey, purring and climbing her shoulder to groom her hair, but every time she tried to see my nails, I blocked her view with my head and voiced my displeasure. She tried again a little while later. And again. And again. And guess what? All but two of my long, razor-sharp claws are still intact.
Jan has had a couple of serious bites (not from any of us). One ripped a vein, she lost a lot of blood and nearly ended up in the hospital with an infected hand, so when we're uncooperative, she's chicken mush. Perhaps she needs to give me more calming chews at a time? Or on a daily basis for a while prior to approaching with the clippers again? Okay by me! They taste good. (The calming chews, not the clippers.)
Or maybe she needs to try a handful of the calming chews herself.
The reason she was interested in trying them on us is because they're made from natural ingredients. They contain brewers yeast (which she gives us anyway) lecithin, colostrum and L-theanine (an amino acid found in green tea and known to be a natural stress reliever).
A few days ago Jan opened the package and gave Cotton a calming chew. Cotton wasn't upset but she's the oldest, so Jan wondered how she would react to something new.
Jan said she'd sure love to try some of the dog calming chews on Buddy because of his separation anxiety. He has taught Sam and Merci to cry while he howls if Jan is on the opposite side of the door from him.
Pet Naturals of Vermont will send a free trial size of Calming for Cats and a coupon to the first 500 cat lovers that sign up on their website. Those signing up after the 500 limit is reached will receive a first-time discount coupon. Stop by calmingforpets.com to sign up.
We were given a sample of the calming chews to try but were not paid for this review. This is our experience with the product.
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Milo and Alfie's dad has a very important appointment with a specialist today (Thursday) to save his failing eyesight. Please remember him in your prayers.
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