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. 

Do you notice which of us is always first to the edibles?  It used to be Buddy but Sam not only likes food, he likes to have his picture taken.

Shhhh, Sam, Jan is reading the list of ingredients: thiamine (vitamin B1), l-theanine, colostrum calming complex, brewers yeast, canola oil, chicken liver flavor, etc.

We're waiting.  Are you done reading yet, Jan?

Jan put out a sample of each and they disappeared so fast she never did get a shot of them.  But who cares what they look like?  How they taste is what we care about.

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. 

28 comments:

  1. Boy, if I were a woofie, I'd be on those in a New York minnit!

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  2. We have some feline ones on the way from a blogger and are hoping they help with Derry's nervousness. We also have the Vetri-Science brand on the way--same ingredients, just a higher dose, we think. Our mom says we likely won't eat them, but you never know!

    For Derry, it's either something like this, or he'll end up on pharmaceuticals--something no one in our house is happy about.

    So we do hope they work for you...and for us. Let us know if you actually see results! (Or did you mean Buddy's better now that he's on them? We weren't sure if Buddy being a bit better was specifically related to the treats.)

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  3. Oh my, the doggies are sure good models!
    Our human has not seen these calming chews in our country yet.

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  4. Well, those treats certainly sound NOMMY. We hope they are helpful ... especially for Buddy.

    I agree with Milo and Alfie ... thos *waiting* pics are the best! :)

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  5. I also love the waiting pictues. I hope they help with the anxiety as it must be a worry.. Hugs GJ xx

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  6. Oh I hope they help too, that must be stressful for both of you.

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  7. We've seen Calming in some of our pet stores. But thankfully, none of us have any need for it. :)
    We hope it works well for Buddy or Pet Naturals might have to create Calming for Jan. LOL.

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  8. Awww - glad these treats are not only yummy but seem to be working ok! Awww Buddy - extra extra hugs for you! Take care

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  9. Those eager doggie faces are calmly looking at the camera, we are impressed. We would think that at least the eyes would slide towards the yummy looking treats. enjoy them!

    Mindy
    Moe
    Cookie
    Mike

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  10. We are glad those are working!
    purrs
    >^,,^<
    ♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

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  11. Dad said we are both calm enough and can't imagine us needing calming. Unless it was for Fence Patrol.

    Essex & Sherman

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  12. Mommy says me has been a different cat since we gots the Pet Naturals Calming Cat Treats. Me loves them and me reminds her if she forgets. We has tried the calming cat treats and the Urinary support for Dogs and both is great products too! Me recommends them to everybody!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  13. Sure they are yummy... but the waiting for them is sooooo hard, right?
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  14. I am kind of a nervous guy myself - especially when my mom leaves for work in the morning. I was abandoned when I was 3 years old (by some not so nice people). I still get scared my peeps might leave me. I wonder if these treats would help me.

    Your pal, Pip

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  15. We gif all natural Anti-Stress tablets to our woofies fur thunder boomies and were happily surprised that they work! We keep lots on hand fur springtime in tornado alley!

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  16. Those things sound pretty good. You make he best models
    Benny & Lily

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  17. I love the waiting pictures. I am very glad that the calming treats are helping Buddy.

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  18. Aw Buddy, sure hope these new chews help your nerves pal :)

    Waggin at ya,
    Roo

    PeeS: Contest Today! ;)

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  19. Thanks yous for stopping by and purraying for me! me is feeling better, but me is far from 100%. Me is sure me is so good from alls the Purrayers and Good wishes and love from my friends.
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  20. Oh poor Buddy! We hope he feels more secure soon. And those treats should help :-)

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  21. It sounds like a great product!

    Nubbin wiggles,
    Oskar

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  22. Y'all have a serious case of the cutes going on there!

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  23. Jan, how nice it is to see Trapper in your sidebar along with other doggies on your blog. Thank you so much!

    We especially want to thank you for your comforting words. You having dogs of your own know what it's like to lovingly share affection with everybody!! (Good thing we have plenty to go around!)

    (((Hugs)))
    Tom, Mom Julie, Mitty, Tinker & Anastasia xx

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  24. Considering that your gang was waiting for treats I would say that was a calming photo. You were brave to take the photo and risk that they might take matters into their own paws and get to the treats themselves. Hope the calming treats to the trick!

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  25. I definitely want to try those for Raja. She's doing a lot better, but she still gets a little freaky about sharing her house with other cats.

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  26. We luvs our Calming treets too!

    Purrz,
    Da Katie Katz Gang.

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