Pet Naturals of Vermont – Calming for Dogs Review
Just like humans, dogs can experience anxiety and stress too. And as a pet mama, it’s tough to see your furbaby struggling with fear or anxiousness.
Summer is particularly a tough time for my dog Chloe. She’s the sweetest thing, but with age she’s gotten more anxious and fearful of loud sounds and stressful situations.
Thunderstorms, neighbours setting off fireworks, even a loud motorcycle or truck going by can often send her into an anxiety tizzy where she’s left cowering and fearful.
So when I heard that Pet Naturals Of Vermont had a calming supplement for dogs to help support relaxation for times of increased stress, I thought it might be a good idea to see if they could help Chloe find some comfort.
About Calming for Dogs by Pet Naturals of Vermont
Pet Naturals of Vermont is a pet supply company that produces functional health products that are veterinary formulated for both dogs and cats. And among the impressive line-up of pet health products is the Calming for Dog chews.
Calming for Dogs is a supplement chew that works naturally to support balanced behaviour during stressful situations to help manage anxiety, fear and behavioural issues, all without herbals!
Calming for Dogs contains a unique blend of Colostrum Calming Complex, patented L-Theanine and Vitamin B to help promote a calming effect and support balanced behaviour. It also works naturally without causing drowsiness.
These calming chews are a simple way of providing relief from stressful situations. When our pets are scared or nervous, it’s natural that we want to reassure them by rewarding them with a tasty snack. These calming chews offer both the reward and the calming qualities, making it an effective method to provide anxiety relief.
My Experience & Review of Calming for Dogs
by Pet Naturals of Vermont
Living in Toronto, summer thunderstorms are a fairly common occurrence. And one that leaves my poor dog Chloe hiding under the bed or madly cuddling up to us shaking in fear.
With an expected thunderstorm in the weather forecast and clouds starting to roll in, I gave Chloe 1/2 a chew (the recommended dosage for dogs under 25lbs) as it takes about 30 minutes for the chews to start working.
Chloe loved the smell and taste of the calming chew and happily gobbled it down when I presented it to her and even tried to ask for another one. I stuck to the recommended dosage, but it’s actually fine to give them two or even three times the regular dosage if your dog is exhibiting a lot of stress.
I’ll admit, I was pretty skeptical to having the Calming for Dogs chew supplement to work on Chloe. We’ve tried other methods, like pressure wraps, to help keep her calm, but hadn’t had much success with them, so my expectations weren’t too high.
As the rain started to come down and the thunder started to rumble, I was quite surprised to see Chloe just sitting with us on the couch while we watched the TV, seemingly not bothered by the claps of the thunder outside.
She did let out a few small pants at the height of the storm, but overall she didn’t exhibit the full spectrum of fearful shaking and crying she often had to go through with every storm.
Throughout the experience, she was her same regular self, not seeming drowsy or tired, just her natural self, without any noticeable side effects. This was reassuring for me, because I wouldn’t want her to be uncomfortable in any way.
Overall Thoughts on Calming for Dogs
After using Calming for Dogs, I’ve found that it to be an easy and effective treatment to help keep Chloe calm and give her some peace during thunderstorms.
I would definitely use them again for future storms, or even other stressful situations like going to see the fireworks over upcoming the Labour Day long weekend.
I like how the chews can be given on an as-needed basis and so she would only have to take it when there’s a stressful situation.
Plus, since Chloe is a picky eater, I was happy that she liked the chew and would easily take it without a struggle.
I also liked the fact that Calming for Dogs doesn’t contain herbals and didn’t change her personality or make her drowsy or tried when she took it.
An added bonus is that Calming for Dogs by Pet Naturals of Vermont is very affordably priced and easily available at Walmart both online and in-store.
If you have a dog that struggles during stressful situations, I would definitely suggest you give Calming for Dogs by Pet Naturals of Vermont a try. They’re a great solution to help keep your pet calm during stressful times.
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Thank you to Pet Naturals of Vermont and Walmart for sponsoring this post!
As always, my thoughts and opinions are my own.
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Shannon @ Hotel WiseAugust 25, 2020
How cute is Chloe!? These treats sound great! My dogs get so frightened when there’s thunderstorms too! xx
Shannon | Hotel Wise
EileenAugust 29, 2020
RadiAugust 20, 2020
You’ve got the most adorable puppy! Love her curls 🙂
EileenAugust 20, 2020
Thanks so much Radi!