These Products Could Help You With Keeping Your Anxious Reactive Dog Calm
Kilo the Pug has been with me for just over 2 years now. He has made huge progress but he still has moments of intense anxiety and reactivity with strangers, dogs and the postman. At the Global Pet Expo this year, there was a cool trend among products with the theme of “Calm”.
These are some of the best products I saw for keeping an anxious and reactive dog like Kilo calm. Let me know in the comments if you saw or know of others.
From Multipet, the makers of Lamb Chop, Come New AromaDogs
One of my favourite products at the Global Pet Expo was the lilac AromaDog. Lamb Chop is one of Kilo’s and his girlfriend Ms. Charmin’s favourite toys.
I was thrilled that Multipet came out with a new product this year. The squeakers are infused with a calming blend of essential oils that soothes separation anxiety and calms hyperactivity. Not to mention its incredibly soft and completely adorable. I confess, I slept with Kilo’s during the Expo and loved the scent.
CALMZ® Anxiety Relief System
Petmate debuted CALMZ® Anxiety Relief System for dogs combining high-tech innovation with acupressure in a revolutionary new non-invasive, drug-free treatment that soothes common anxiety that often arises as a result of thunderstorms, fireworks, encounters with strangers, travel, separation, and loud noises.
- This innovative system features an adjustable Comfort Fit Vest that holds the Calmz device over specific acupressure points on your dog’s spine. When the device is activated, the clinically proven NeuroSync™ Technology takes over. NeuroSync Technology combines a therapeutic medley of classical music and a specially calibrated tone to create a vibration. This multi-faceted approach eases anxiety in a completely new way.
- The system employs vestibular (audible) and peripheral sensory (tactile) stimulations to achieve test-proven anxiety relief in dogs
- Vestibular stimulation is the result of a low-frequency C-note tone that is blended with a modified version of the classical piece, Beethoven’s Für Elise
- Peripheral sensory stimulation comes from the massaging sensation generated from the device when placed on acupressure calming points along the spine
“Year after year we strive to develop products that best foster the special bond between pets and their families,” said Chris Wilson, executive vice president of marketing and product development at Petmate. “It’s especially exciting to break new ground with this year’s innovations in pet care and play with new products that showcase our innovation in technology, design, and fun.”
Petmate strives deliver award- winning, innovative ideas daily to each of its product categories including bedding, kennels, dog houses, feeding and watering products, litter maintenance products, toys, collars, leads and travel. Petmate’s portfolio of pet, family-favorite brands include Aspen Pet®, Chuckit!®, Dogzilla®, Jackson Galaxy®, JW®, MuttNation™ Fueled by Miranda Lambert and WWE®. For more information, visit www.petmate.com
Look for my review on some other great new Petmate training products from Lucky Dog trainer and host Brandon MacMillan.
Earth Heart’s Canine Calm
I stopped by at Katie’s Pet Products after seeing my friend Gina use these wipes on her dog Oz. He appeared to visibly relax in front of me. I had to get some to try on Kilo. The Canine Calm Aromatherapy Wipes are for soothing your dog during non-routine activities like during thunderstorms, fireworks, vet visits, grooming or any other activity that makes your dog anxious. Simply use the wipes to gently massage your dog’s outer ear flaps and let the relaxing scent work its magic. You can also use the wipes on your dog’s bedding or yourself for additional benefits.
“Aromatherapy has been used for centuries, and scientific studies on the effects of essential oils with dogs and horses were well-established by the mid-1880s in areas of Europe. We formulate our products with 100 percent pure essential oils that are developed by an aromatherapist with 25-years of experience to ensure a safe and easy-to-use product for all canine owners.” -” Vicki Rae Thorne, founder of Earth Heart Inc.
FFD Pet’s Fou-Stick, Calm Pet Balm
Another one of our favourite brands Fou Fou has come out with this new Calm Pet Balm. Made up of a combination of natural calming ingredients including chamomile, passionflower and herbal oils and essences, this pet balm can help calm your pet during stressful times such as travel, thunderstorms or any stressful time in your pet’s life. Suitable for dogs and cats, this balm can be massaged into your pet’s paws or their neck and back area for its calming effects. Love this and some of their other new products for our Backseat Barkers travel series and Fou Fou are based in Canada too.
John Paul Pet’s Lavender and Mint Shampoo and Detangling Spray
John Paul Pet has released some new Lavender Mint grooming products that will gently cleanse and soothe common causes of skin irritation, hydrate your pet’s skin and coat all while helping to calm excitable pets. The company offers concentrated, quality products at affordable prices for retailers, groomers, and consumers and is dedicated to educating all of its users about its ingredients, benefits, and pet grooming, as a whole. In addition, John Paul Pet is committed to finding rescue and shelter pets forever homes through its charitable work with BarkAID and its own Passionate Animal Lover’s (PALs) program.