My dog Jack suffers a bit from separation anxiety. He hates being in his crate and being left alone in general. I’ve been researching many methods of fixing this issue and doing everything I can to make his crate a more welcoming, comforting environment for him. For those of you wondering what I have tried:
- Mealtime in his crate;
- Giving him a special treat he really loves only when he’s in his crate;
- Providing a chew toy in the crate;
- Putting a shirt that smells like me in the crate;
- Covering the crate with a blanket to make it more like a den;
- Only letting him out when he is quiet so he understands that carrying on and making a scene does not equal being let out of the crate
While shopping at PetValu the other day, I came across Burt’s Bees Calming Spray. Like all Burt’s Bees pet products, this spray is all-natural and healthy for your dog. It is designed to be used for help calming your dog during times of stress such as loud noises (thunder, fireworks), separation from loved ones, and other situations that may stress out your dog.
I decided to give this a try. While my dog will accept his crate, it is not always easy, and the other night he barked for two hours straight the night before I had an interview for a potential job!
The spray works in the following ways: 1. You can spray it on your dog and brush it into his fur or 2. You can spray it in the corners of his crate or on his blankets, crate pads, or something else he cuddles with at night. The mixture of green tea and lavender helps your dog reach a relaxed, calm state and helps to relieve anxiety and calm nerves.
I tried this spray for the first time a few days ago, and I found it to be highly effective. I sprayed it on my dog and brushed it into his coat before bedtime, and I also sprayed it on his stuff in his crate, including in the corners of his crate. When it was time for bed, he was placed in his crate and not a single peep was made out of him until he had to take a bathroom break in the middle of the night which is still normal as 4 month old puppies can only hold their business for up to four hours at a time.
I was highly impressed with this spray. I was quite skeptical because I had found that treats with chamomile and lavender ingredients didn’t seem to have the same effect. However, this did just the trick and helped take the edge off just enough so that he could sleep through the night (or most of it).
What does Burt’s Bees Calming Spray have in it?
- Green tea
It is also pH balances for dogs, colorant free, and cruelty free.
I highly recommend the Burt’s Bees Pets line is you like all-natural pet products. I recently reviewed their 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner for puppies.
Stay tuned as I also own their paw and nose lotion, their ear cleanser, and their waterless shampoo. And, once my puppy is old enough, I plan on purchasing one of their adult dog shampoos, and I will be reviewing that as well.