Saturday, October 29, 2011

Comfort Zone For Pets - Helping Minimize Unwanted Behavior

Are you a pet owner whose dog ( or cats) seems to have "anxieties"? Does your dog become destructive when your away or he isn't getting attention? Does s/he chew, bark, or soil your home out of fear, loneliness, insecurities etc? We tend to forget animals can have emotions just like people and sometimes destructive behavior is a result of showing some sort of emotion.

I have two dogs you may have heard me mention before. A 2.5 year old Boxer, Bella and a 10mth old Pit bull, Boss. Bella is pretty good only but she does not like anyone new entering the home or coming to the door. She barks and jumps like crazy! Boss chews, anything and everything if he isn't getting your attention (100%) and will whine non-stop.

A little over a month ago I was approached about trying a new pet product called Comfort Zone with D.A.P. ® Diffuser. Comfort Zone is a plug-in in warmer that releases Pheromones. While the pet owners can not notice a scent, your dog will sense these Pheromones being released from the diffuser. It is said he or she will breathe it in, and the pheromone will attach to a receptive organ, called the vomeronasal organ located in the nasal cavity. The vomeronasal organ then signals the brain, via nerves, and a sense of well-being is established. Helping calm your dog and ease their destructive behaviors by producing a calming effect.

The Comfort Zone Plug-in is simple to use: Just plug it into the room in which the dog has recently urinated, chewed or displayed other signs of stress, for ’round-the-clock' control. One diffuser bottle lasts 30 days and covers up to 500 - 650 sq. ft.

We have been using this product round the clock for over a month. Boss has displayed some calming signs. His chewing being our biggest issue, has certainly decreased. He also no longer barks and whines when we leave the room. Bella however is still just as crazy when someone new enters the room. I think this maybe a trait we are stuck with. We will however, continue with this product for the full 90 days to detemine a final result.

If your having some behavior issues with your dog ( or cat) I would recommend taking a look at Comfort Zone for Pets it's certainly not something that will hurt them and is worth a try. I would love to have seen the effects of this product when my dogs were puppies - even at 10mths old boss is almost as big as me and I certainly don't consider him a "puppy" even if he would still be classified as one.

Buy It: Purchase the complete Comfort Zone kit for Cats or Dogs at your local Petco or Petsmart ( among other retailers) for about $49.99. Refills start at $29.99


Closer to Lucy said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow, the concept is pretty cool, right?

It makes sense that animals would be affect by smell in the same manner that humans are. They after all have the same type of neurological receptor cells that human do.

Hate to be the one to tell you this but 90 day may not be humans, animals also need adequate adjustment periods. And like us, some take longer than others. I don't own pets, right now...because I don't have the time it takes to responsibly care for one but I would be interested in the final results. It is my thinking that when the boys are grown that little girl will need a small pet to keep her company. The idea of training a puppy doesn't excite me :)

Pam said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I have a cat that is having some serious issues. Since we have gotten our kitten three months ago, she has refused to use her litter box. I would be interested in knowing if this works. Perhaps it would work better for cats than with the dogs because your dogs are large and my cats are both about five pounds each. Although I do have to say the Kitty Massager hasn't helped soothe her any.

tannawings said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Nice review- although I have tried both this product and another one similar and it doesnt work unless they literally are staying near it all day (which they dont !)
Its a good concept, and some respond better than others- I have a small rescue .

Carolyn Colley said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

this is great, I needed this when my dog was alive

Maria Iemma said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I do not have a pet but my Mom's puppy is having issues with separation anxiety. I will tell her about this product.

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