Feedback Needed: Calming Aid for a Stressed Dog

Each year, our neighbor’s put on an amazing professional-grade fireworks show for Independence Day, so we invite a bunch of our friends over for a party. Ollie gets super stressed out when there are lots of extra people around, so we usually take him to my parent’s house for the night.

This year, my parents are out of town, so we needed to figure out something to do to keep Ollie from freaking out all night long.

I did a little internet research and stopped by the nearby pet store and found these:



They are calming aid treats for dogs and they are supposed to “help your pet feel calm in stressful environments and situations, such as anxiousness when left home alone, loud noises, thunderstorms, fireworks and crowds.” The cashier at the pet store said that he LOVES these for his dogs, so I’m tentatively hopeful that they will help. Our plan is to give Ollie ½ of one of the soft chews, and then put him in his crate in our room, away from the party and noise.

What I’d love to know is: have you tried these for your dog? I’d appreciate any feedback!

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4 thoughts on “Feedback Needed: Calming Aid for a Stressed Dog”

  1. Thunder shirts are awesome! Also your vet can give you doggie Xanex for him. Good luck Ollie, I love your face!

    1. I love this creeper smile face too! I called our vet to see about doggie Xanex last week, but they couldn’t get us in before the 4th (and won’t prescribe without an appointment).

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