Guess what? Halloween can be really really scary!! Duh, right?
Great, glad you agree.
Now, what's your contingency plan for your pooch?
Over the years that I've been working with, and studying, dogs i have found some fantastic gems that help our friends get through the most stressful of times. These products help dogs cope stressful events such as moving house, New arrivals or passing of old friends, travelling, thunder, trips to vets, trips to kennels, or as we're lurk about to face, all Hallows eve!
My golden rule for helping dogs cope with Halloween? A little bit of magic, make it disappear! Fido can chill out in the kitchen, music on and doorbell off while you watch out for visitors from the sitting room.
The below genius pet protecting products will go a long way in tricking Fido into thinking Halloween is a treat!
I love science. And what I love about the Pet Remedy products is that there have been extensive scientific studies put in to the products to make sure they really work - and they do!
Pet Remedy's natural de-stressing & calming plug-in diffuser is a new and natural way of tackling stress and anxiety using slow release technology. Using a unique treatment of Valerian essential oil, blended with Vetivert, Basil Sweet & Sage, it simply relaxes, not sedates. it works with GABA has an inhibitory effect (ie. Calms the nerve); and is a natural chemical produced by the brain, transmitted from nerve to nerve as a chemical calming message when the body is stressed.
Through A Dog's Ear
Have you ever seen 30 boisterous bouncy dogs curl up and crash out together? I hadn't! Until I found Through A Dog's Ear! Now, when the guests of Creedons Doggie Daycare need a snooze, on goes our canine relaxation CD collection and dogs and staff alike become Zen, super chilled out sleeping beauties*!
These CDs are the brain child of sound researcher, Joshua Leeds, and concert pianist, Lisa Spector. They specifically designed music, choosing instruments and melodies that calm dogs, to help releave anxiety and stress from your pet.
I use Through a Dogs Ear CD's to help dogs with seperation anxiety, noise phobias, or those who bark at every noise outside.
*(warning: Through A Dog's Ear products do not guarantee you will become more beautiful through repeat listening of their CD, though the world may look a little more beautiful!)
In the most simple terms, Kalmaid makes your dog feel better, in complicated terms Kalmaid contains L- Tryptophan which is an essential amino acid which affects production of serotonin. Serotonin has a calming and relaxing effect.
L-theanine, another amino acid also has a calming effect.
The more of these amino acids the body takes in, the more likely they will travel through the brain barrier. Once these amino acids get through the brain barrier they can then produce more serotonin. More serotonin = feel better!
I recommend Kalm aid for many behaviour cases that are anxious and find the world a scary place.
Works a treat in the grooming room for pups who don't like their nails clipped, we use them all the time!
It gives constant, gentle pressure around your dog's chest and torso, much in the same way as swaddling a baby, helping your pet to feel safe and secure.
This induced sense of security helps to calm your pet, and is especially useful in scary places such as the vets, or travelling in the car!
Your calmer pet will display quieter and more relaxed behaviours in stressful situations,, and they will thank you for it!
Every dog deserves a Kong! And by 'a Kong' i mean as many Kong products as they can get their paws on!
Kong truly understand dogs and how to make them happy.
In a world where barking is shushed, chasing cats is frowned upon, and grooming your bits and pieces in front of aunty Mary is a big NO NO, Kong's durable toys are designed to allow dogs to do what they love best - be dogs! I am a massive advocate for mental stimulation and getting dogs to think, problem solve, and be dogs. Kong products are my go-to when looking for toys that do all of the above!
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