Tuesday, May 7, 2013

These Products Reduce Your Pet’s Anxiety

The Thundershirt is designed to reduce anxiety in dogs.

Calm your pooch using one of several innovative products available from the Posh Puppy Boutique. These products use acupressure and/or herbs to help your pup relax and stay calm in situations where fear and anxiety may overcome them.
One new technique is using acupressure instead of drugs to provide comfort to dogs and cats.
Thundershirts are also made for cats.
Our Thundershirt in Blue Polo ($55) applies a gentle, constant pressure to a dog’s torso. Click on the link above for a 7:10 video showing the calming effects of this shirt. According to Thundershirt, “pressure has a calming effect on the nervous system.” This method is a common practice to relieve anxiety with humans, cattle and other animals. It helps calm pets during thunderstorms, visits from human friends and trips to groomers or veterinarians.  Sizes range from extra small to extra large. The manufacturer offers a money-back guarantee.
The Thundershirt also comes in Pink Polo ($55), Heather Gray ($50 with sizes ranging from double extra small to double extra large) and Navy Blue Rugby ($55, double extra small and double extra large only). A Heather Gray version is also available for cats ($50) in several sizes.
The Anxiety Wrap has been around since 2001.
A different firm makes the Original Anxiety Wrap ($50). It provides a “therapeutic hug” by maintaining constant pressure to reduce fear, anxiety, hyperactivity, insecurity and shyness. It comes in sizes from toy to double extra large.
Both products are designed to help reduce unwanted behaviors such as fear biting, leash pulling, destructive chewing, dog and cat aggression, separation anxiety and other issues.
Another stress-reducing, colorful and decorative item is our Pet Storm Anxiety Bandana ($26). It uses the aromas of lavender, chamomile and peppermint contained in a special pouch around your pet’s neck. These aromas will help reduce behaviors similar to those listed above. Sizes range from double extra small to extra large. This bandana also comes in your choice of nine colors.
These bandanas use herbs to calm your pet.
There are times when a wrap or bandana is not appropriate but your pet still needs to stay calm. For example, taking them on a long car ride during a family outing makes many pets nervous. Consider giving them the Peaceful Pooch Calming Kelp Supplement for Dogs ($17 for 8 ounces) in these situations. It contains melatonin, valerian root, chamomile and passion flower. Each of these herbs has been used for centuries to reduce anxiety, stabilize emotions and soothe muscles.
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