Many people know how to reassure their dog when stressful situations occur while they’re at home, but what about those experienced away from home? Vet visits, kennel stays, travelling; none of these bring with them the comfort and safety our dogs feel when in their home environment.
While visits to the vet are an important part of keeping our dogs healthy, and a car journey may have an exciting new walk at the end of it, we can’t explain that to our dogs. They can be quite stressful and cause them to be anxious, worrying about what is about to happen. But, there is a way we can reassure them and communicate a feeling of safety; through the use of pheromones.
Pheromones are instantly recognisable between animals of the same species, triggering an instinctive response. In dogs, the Dog Appeasing Pheromone triggers an instinctive calming response. Using pheromone technology, the products in the Beaphar CaniComfort® Calming Range can promote this calming response.
While all the products in the Beaphar CaniComfort® Calming Range will help your dog feel calmer during stressful situations, there are two products which are ideal for use on-the-go. The Beaphar CaniComfort® Calming Collar and the Beaphar CaniComfort® Calming Spot-On create a calming response that travels with your dog.
Beaphar CaniComfort® Calming Collar; ideal for kennel stays, training and socialisation
The Beaphar CaniComfort® Calming Collar is available for adult dogs and puppies, begins working around 15 minutes after fitting and is effective for up to 4 weeks. This makes it ideal for supporting dogs during kennel stays, socialisation, moving house, or dogs that experience general feelings of anxiety.
Puppies can face many challenges early in their lives; being separated from their mother and littermates, going to a new home, meeting new people and pets, vet visits and training classes. All these experiences cause multiple emotions, including anxiety, fear or excitement, which can be overwhelming for a young puppy. The long-lasting calming effect of the Beaphar CaniComfort® Calming Collar – Puppy is ideal for supporting them during this period, helping them settle into their new home and routine.
Beaphar CaniComfort® Calming Spot-On; ideal for long car journeys and vet visits
The Beaphar CaniComfort® Calming Spot-On is effective for up to 1 week, and begins working around 15 minutes after application. This makes it ideal for activities like long car journeys or vet visits. Simply apply the calming spot-on to the top of your dog’s head between the ears before you set off and the calming effect will continue reassuring your dog for several days after they arrive.
Can I use the Beaphar CaniComfort® Calming Collar or Calming Spot-On for home-based stressful situations?
Both the Beaphar CaniComfort® Calming Collar and Calming Spot-On can be used to support dogs through stressful experiences at home as well as on-the-go, for example, fireworks, thunderstorms or home-based destructive behaviour. However, you may find a different Beaphar CaniComfort® more suitable, and we have a helpful blog on the Beaphar website designed to help you pick the best calming product for your dog.