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Features April 2016 Issue

How Effective Are Products to Calm Your Anxious Dog?

This dog is lying in lavender, the scent of which research suggests can help reduce dogs’ stress during car rides.

How Effective Are Products to Calm Your Anxious Dog?

Which items work, which don't, and which might.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all it took to calm a high-strung dog was an off-the-shelf product? So sought after is a solution for the barking, quaking, biting, and cowering some dogs exhibit that there is a plethora of items on the market — ranging from pheromones to compression shirts that act as swaddling devices to pleasing aromas — with promises to ratchet down stress behavior resulting from provocations like fireworks, strangers, and separation anxiety.

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