Thursday, January 7, 2016

Calm In the Midst of the Storm

Truffle and Brulee are usually pretty calm around here.  Up until about a year ago, loud noises, such as thunder and firecrackers didn't bother them at all.  In fact, Truffle used to sit at the window and watch the fireworks in our neighborhood. However, last year, they became a little more skittish with unfamiliar noises.  Truffle began running under the bed at the first clap of thunder of the sound of the firecrackers.  The vet recently told Mom Paula that Truffle may also be experiencing a little bit of separation anxiety when Mom Paula goes on an overnight trip.  We decided we needed to search for a good calming treat to try on us to avoid medication.
Brulee presenting the Pet Naturals Calming Chews

We were pleased to see Chewy.com offer the opportunity to sample the Pet Naturals® of Vermont Calming Chews as part of the December Blogger Outreach Network.
Truffle begging for her calming chews

We didn't want to sample the treats if we were already calm, so we asked if we could wait to do our review until after the New Year with all of the fireworks that go off in our neighborhood.  Beginning the day before New Year's Eve (yes, fireworks were already going off), Mom Paula let us try the Pet Naturals Calming Chews.  As you can see from the photo above, Truffle immediately was attracted to the Calming Chews.  The directions are to give one treat daily, but 2-3 chews may be given in a stressful situation.  Mom Paula chose to give us two.  We really liked the flavor of the treats and ate them with no problem.
Even Brulee begged for the calming chews

When the first fireworks sounded, Truffle initially went into the bedroom.  However, just a couple of minutes later, she came out and jumped up on the computer desk in front of Mom Paula and stayed there the rest of the night, even with the fireworks loudly booming around us.  Based on our experience, we'd say these chews should help out in stressful situations and Mom Paula will ask our pet sitter and/or Grandma Faye to give us a treat daily when she's out of town.
These treats are delicious!

The Pet Naturals of Vermont Calming Chews are veterinary formulated with ingredients that work together to support calm behavior naturally.  They do not sedate or cause a change in personality. You can find a list of the ingredients here.  There are 30 chews in a bag and they are currently on sale for $4.02 at chewy.com.


Disclosure:   As part of the Chewy blogger program, we received a free bag of Pet Naturals of Vermont Calming Chews in exchange for our honest review, but this this not influence our opinions. Sweet Purrfections only shares information on products we think will be helpful for our readers. Chewy.com is not responsible for the content of this post.

19 comments:

  1. It's great to find something that works well Truffle and Brulee.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  2. Gee, that is neat!
    A treat that is good for you too :)
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  3. Maybe I should give these a try for my car trips! Although I've been handling them better lately.

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  4. That's great! We didn't have a lot of success when we tried them, but looking back, we think the head peep didn't give us enough for our weight. They might be worth a second try. Besides, more treats is never bad, right?

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  5. Umm, nummy. These sound like a great option for skittish kitties. Generally, my new "kids" do not eat treats. However, it's worth a try to get them. "The Boys", Hope and Mom Karen

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  6. Those treats look yummy. I will Dee and Ann that you said hello. We have had a good time and it was great fun meeting Ann.

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  7. We tried them a while ago for our scaredy cat, Mickey Mouser. Unfortunately he didn't want to eat them. But he is eating with more enthusiasm lately and maybe it's time to try again. Glad they worked for your girls!
    Maggie

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  8. We're glad those calming treats helped Truffle and Brulee. We tried them but didn't notice much of a difference.

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  9. VERY interesting. I wonder if I could just get a bag of them from that company? I am not prepared to start getting food there as of now.

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  10. Glad they worked for you girls. Mom needs to get these for Laila. Mom Paula has seen first hand how skittish Laila is.

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  11. That was a great review and those boomy things here in SC can be a real pain!

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  12. Thank you! Mom was just looking at these because of something new that may be happening at our house.

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  13. I could get anxiety if someone were willing to give me treats for it...

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  14. So glad you found something that worked! The only reaction to fireworks from my group on New Years was some airplane ears and Glitter choosing a bed a little further from the window.. I'd say stress isn't an issue here much, MOL

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  15. We're glad it helped you ! The best part is that those calming treats are yummy too ! Purrs

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  16. We're glad they worked. We're going to have to try them when they start doing out kitchen!

    The Florida Furkids

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  17. We're very glad they worked for you and you felt better. We'll have to remember these in case we ever need them.

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  18. I am glad the treats helped. We tried them, but I couldn't tell if they calmed anyone down.

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