Some of you may know that I recently got a puppy. She is a Dorkie, which is a Dachshund/Yorkie mix. She was 7 months old when we go her, and we all just fell in love with her. My mom actually got her sister, which is tons of fun!! Adding any kind of a pet to your family can be a lot of work, but can also be very rewarding and fulfilling.
While our dog, Lucy, has adapted well to our family, and everyone adores her, I believe that adjusting to a new environment has to be a stressful situation for her. Lucy has been pretty good about not whining, but the more we leave, because the holidays are busy, the more I worry about her. It makes me sad to think that she could be at home crying, while we are out and about. Upon reading up on getting a new pup, I came across Comfort Zone® with D.A.P.®. The D.A.P. stands for dog appeasing pheromone, And this product aids in controlling excessive barking, destructive digging, chewing, and house soiling. G
Oftentimes, these behaviors in dogs are exhibited when they are stressed due to thunderstorms, fireworks (and other loud noises), adjusting to a new environment, transitions, and being left alone. These are just a few of the stressful situations that a pet might feel. Comfort Zone® with D.A.P.® helps to manage stress-related behaviors. One other area where this product claims to help, is with the nighttime whining during puppy transition.
I can definitely tell when my puppy is a little stressed; and rightfully so, but I believe that Comfort Zone® with D.A.P.® has had at least a little impact on her. It is recommended to use the product for 90 days to see the full effect in cats and dogs. I hope to continue using his product to see if we can’t get Lucy to feel better about being in her crate while we are gone or longer periods, during the holidays.
Comfort Zone® products can be found in pet specialty stores, including PetSmart and Petco. You can also find products online. If your holidays bring extra people, and extra craziness, the why not try something to help put our dog or cat’s mind at ease?! Be sure to keep up with Comfort Zone® products on Facebook.