June 2017 Pet Product News International
TAMING BEHAVIOR & TREATING ANXIETY
There are several new products on the market to help with
behavioral and anxiety issues. Vicki Rae Thorne, certified
aromatherapist and herbalist, as well as founder and owner
of Earth Heart Inc. in Dundee, Ill., said that Canine Calm,
now available in wipes, was announced during Global Pet
Expo in Orlando, Fla., in March. The product is formulated
with pure essential oils to help promote relaxation, reduce
agitation, improve mood and calm fears, she said. While
Canine Calm was previously available as a spray, she said
the convenient wipe format makes it easy to transport and
use any time.
Pet Acoustics Inc. in Washington Depot, Conn., has
three new products to help prevent or relieve anxiety. The
Safe & Sound Cat Tunnel, the Safe & Sound Crate Liner and
the Safe & Sound Pet Bed are all designed with patented
sound-absorbing material to give a cat (or small dog) a
sense of safety, said CEO Janet Marlow.
In April, Pet Releaf launched Canna Care CBD Topical for
Dogs. The 100 percent plant-based cannabidiol (CBD) topical can be used for dogs with insect bites, skin irritations
and inflammations, said Alina Smith, CEO and co-founder
of the Englewood, Colo.-based company. The product is
available in 1-ounce and 4-ounce sizes.
“We’ve been working for quite some time on creating a
topical that provides relief for these symptoms and at the
same time only uses healthful, good-for-your-pet ingredients,” Smith said.
In May, the company revamped the packaging for its
entire line of Edibites CBD Dog Treats.
“The new packaging showcases the high-quality, fresh
ingredients that we use in each batch and tells the story of
our ‘Seed to Sale, Plant to Pet’ philosophy,” Smith said.
What is driving interest in behavior
and training products?
“I think that people are becoming more in tune with
their animals in general. Whereas in the past they may
have ignored a problem or assumed it would go away
on its own, today they want answers. That has led
more people to pursue behavior and training products
as solutions to these problems.”—JANET MONACO,
owner of Pet Pros in Rockledge, Fla.
“We have a lot of customers who ask us to help address concerning behaviors including various forms of anxiety as well as
boredom. Boredom can lead to destructive issues but can have
many easy solutions including special toys that can be stuffed
with peanut butter or that can help distract the dog from
destroying things. Oftentimes, there are solutions to many
behavior problems and all it takes is a little bit of proactive
attention. It’s definitely an area where pet retailers can provide
a lot of help.”—PATTI VINCENT, owner of Puppy Love Dog
Store in Beaumont, Texas
WORLDWISE presents goDog Sugar Skullz with Chew Guard Technology. The toys are designed to be extra durable. The collection includes
blue in small and large, green in small and large, and skeleton with rope in
pink small and white large. godogfun.com
UNDER THE WEATHER’S Ready
Balance oral microbial supplement for dogs is a stabilized
source of beneficial bacteria, select
vitamins and the prebiotic inulin
in a palatable gel base. It contains
guaranteed levels of live (viable)
probiotics, and the dial-a-dose
tube delivers accurate feeding levels. It is suggested for use during
times of stress and digestive
upset. It can be provided during
travel, shows, breeding, birthing,
lactation, kenneling, and times of digestive upset such as vomiting or
diarrhea, and following antibiotic therapy. undertheweatherpet.com