The good folks at Calming Collars sent me one of their patented aromatherapy collars last fall, but I haven’t had an opportunity to try it out until today.
Like most of the country, we’ve had some severe thunderstorms here in Ohio; the first upsetting weather we’ve had since last summer. Maggie, bless her little heart, is scared to death of thunder, and she began her pacing routine early this morning.
I’ve gotta say, I was skeptical. I’m not a a big believer in the value of herbs, but I did want to try out the collar. As you can see from the above picture, taken a few minutes ago, the collar really did calm her down. She quieted within five minutes of having the collar around her neck.
The calming collars are advertised to help with separation anxiety, fear of thunderstorms and other bad weather, fireworks or other loud noises, and in most stressful situations like a trip to the groomer or to the vet. In addition, the company also sells collars that can be cooled by soaking them in water, then placed around your dog’s neck to get through…dare I say it?…the dog days of summer. Finally, there’s an anti-motion sickness collar, filled with an herbal blend called Good to Go.
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!