Summer is here! That means you might be spending more time with your pets. It also means summer storms and fireworks. Many pets may feel frightened, anxious, and scared by loud noises. It is important to be prepared when a storm is coming or fireworks are happening.
Make sure that your animal has a safe space, like a crate, to hide in. You should also keep them inside during fireworks or storms. If your pet must go outside during that time, you should have a collar with an ID tag. You can take an extra step to keep your pet comfortable and safe by using calming products. We have compiled a list of eight of our favorite calming products. Which one will you try?
The Thunderworks ThunderShirt is a classic for a reason - it works! The ThunderShirt provides gentle, constant pressure to calm anxiety, fear, and over-excitement. Think of it as a gentle hug for your dog. The Thundershirt is comfortable, easy to take on and off, and washable.
Heavenly Hounds Relaxation Squares help to reduce anxiety in highly stressful events like thunderstorms, vet visits, fireworks, grooming and separation. This anxiety relief supplement supports balanced behavior and promotes relaxation. Heavenly Hounds is offered in a tasty peanut butter flavor, making this them irresistible to our pups!
Stashios Soothing Sauce
Stashios Soothing Sauce is made with all-natural calming ingredients such as ashwagandha, magnolia bark, peppermint and lavender. These ingredients work together to help relieve anxiety and sooth your dog in stressful situations.
Pro Tip: Use as a liquid treat or meal topper.
Sentry Calming Diffusers
A product many people haven’t tried is a plug-in diffuser. Sentry makes a variety for both cats and dogs. These unscented diffusers use pheromones that mimic the natural pheromones of mama cats or dogs that would soothe their babies. These products are clinically proven to reduce stress-related behaviors.
Intuition Soft Chews Calming Supplement
There are many calming supplements chews on the market. One of our favorites is the new Intuition Soft Chew Calming Supplements for Dogs. The supplements contain a unique blend of Thiamine and L-Tryptophan. These can help reduce stress and tension. They also contain ginger to support sensitive stomachs and Melatonin to help to promote rest and relaxation.
Hemp Well Calm Dog Hemp Oil
Many people use hemp products to promote relaxation. Guess what? Hemp is safe for your pets too. We recommend trying out Hemp Well Calm Dog Oil for the next time your pup is feeling anxious or scared. You can give your pet their recommended dose 30 minutes before stressful events to promote calmness. If your dog doesn’t like drops, you can also try the Hemp Well Calm Dog Chews.
Ikaria Aromatherapy Collar Clips
The Ikaria Aromatherapy Collar Clip is a cost-effective and low-maintenance way to keep your pet calm in stressful situations. The clip contains a calming therapeutic blend of oils. The product simply clips right onto your pet’s collar - one size fits all!
Multipet Aromadog Calming Toys
Keep your pet comfortable and calm with one of the Multipet Aromadog Calming Toys. These cozy toys can bring your dog comfort when they are scared or anxious. These toys are more than just soft and cuddly, they release a calming blend of lavender essential oils into the air, helping dogs feel relaxed and happy. These toys come in a variety of options.
Pet Releaf Edibites Calming Chews
Another effective hemp-based product you can give your dog if they’re anxious is Pet Releaf Edibites. Edibites are CBD-Infused Hemp Oil chews that contain Full Spectrum Hemp Oil Extract. These CBD chews come in a variety of flavors - Peanut Butter & Carob, Sweet Potato Pie, and Peppered Bacon, to name a few.