Thursday, October 27, 2016

Keeping Calm with PetSafe Toys

Barking from the Bayou, LLC received PetSafe Calming Toys in exchange for an honest review. We only share products that we enjoy and feel our readers will also. PetSafe is not responsible for the contents of the article.
   Does your dog hate fireworks or thunderstorms? If so, you have probably tried a variety of things to help alleviate their stress. My Basset Hound Bentley suffers from a fear of thunderstorms. He hears rumbling 30 minutes before the first clap of thunder reaches my ears. It doesn’t matter if the storm hits in the middle of the day or night when the sky starts talking, he wants his mom and dad to be with him. I can’t tell you how many nights we have sat up to reassure him that he will survive the racket.
   When we know a storm is coming, I add Relax to his meal and the difference is incredible. However, we still need to keep his mind occupied until the thunder stops. That is where our new PetSafe® Calming Toys come to the rescue. Toys that dispense treats and that require problem-solving help to distract Bentley and he loves them. Our Busy Buddy® Calming Toys came with two chamomile scented toys that he was instantly attracted to. The moment I opened the box, his nose went to work.
   Both the Barnacle and Squirrel Dude™ have chambers where you can add treats. The Treat Meter® prongs can be trimmed with scissors to allow the treats to come out easier and faster. Just remember that once you cut the prongs, you can’t put them back so make sure to only trim a tiny amount each time.
   Pierre has absolutely no fear of noises or things that go bump in the night. That being said, there are certain times when he needs a distraction. Mostly during “squirrel:thirty” each evening. His new Squirrel Dude with some high-value treats can keep us from letting him outdoors to chase real squirrels every five minutes!
   PetSafe Calming Toys work great to keep your dog’s attention and divert it from the things that are causing them anxiety. You can put some dog-friendly peanut butter in the chambers and stick them in the freezer for a bit. When you take them out, you can watch your best friend forget everything other than getting the peanut butter out of their toy. Don’t worry about these toys getting dirty because they are top-rack dishwasher safe.
   We have the medium size toys for dogs 20-50 pounds but they are also available for smaller 10-20 pound pups. You can fetch Calming Toys from PetSafe for under $20.
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  1. Oooh! Love this idea! Our pups hate thunderstorms!

  2. that's a super idea! Easy lost his fear and he now tries to attack the thunderstorm or the firework with wild barking :o)

  3. LOL! Squirrel dude! What a name. Bailie enjoys these types of things just for the fun of it. Not sure about Madison yet.

  4. WOW! I need to get the Calming Toys for my dogs. They hate thunder, fireworks, and they know we are going to have a thunderstorm long before it hits. Thank you for the review.

  5. Nice review! Luckily me and Stanley don't have too much anxiety butt we will say we do if we can get a new toy! Don't tell our pawrents we said that!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  6. This is a great idea. I need something to calm me down in the car - I just get too excited - so mom keeps antlers or similar to give me something to chew on and keep me occupied
    Bailey & Hazel too

  7. Great sized toy for the basset to enjoy. Will have to remember to give this brand a try.

  8. What a great idea! We love all the innovative pet things PetSafe comes up with.

  9. Oh, I've never heard of these, what a great idea! We definitely need to give these a try.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  10. I have seen these before and been curious about them!

  11. These are awesome! We were just playing with them today as a matter of fact!! Great stuff!

  12. We have that toy too and have to blog about it....while it is did nothing to settle Dakota down when people were vacuuming in our hallway and that is the reason I agreed to try it out. But it IS super cute and is a great treat dispenser. DakotasDen


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