SmartBones Calming Chews

SmartBones Calming Care
Chicken Chews Dog Treats
16 pack

 smart-bones

 

 

Just received this product today!

Got it for Krazy Koda, as you know she is anxious all the damn time.  Thought well if I can’t get her to take chews by herself, maybe a chewy bone would be great.   It was!
She took it straight from my hands and after taunting Ossian for a bit she sat down and ate it.

I have to believe it worked, it has been over an hour now and she is quietly rest on the couch not panting.  And if you know anything about her, you know that is a good thing and its not normal for her not to pant.

I love that it is small and compact and she took it straight from me.  Unlike all the other calming treats we have she doesn’t want them and we have to make her swallow this was great she just took it and ate it!

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Wanna know more about SmartBone Calming Care Bones?

SmartBones is the next generation dog chew that has all the benefits of a rawhide chew…without the rawhide! They are tasty chews that will help keep your dog’s teeth clean and healthy. These Calming Care Sticks will help maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Key Benefits

  • Chews are made with tantalizing wholesome vegetables, real chicken, chamomile and lavender for a scrumptious taste, and a happy lifestyle
  • All the benefits of a rawhide chew without the rawhide!
  • Firm exterior scrapes teeth clean, while the yummy interior offers health-promoting ingredients
  • Gummy texture scrapes the teeth clean during both the up and down motion of the jaw for twice the scraping action
  • With a taste dogs love, plus dental benefits for their health, Smart n’ Tasty Canine Dental Treats are the ideal way to reward both you and your loved companion

 

Ingredients

  1. Corn, Chicken, Sorbitol, Glycerin, Fructose, Pork Gelatin, Barley Malt Syrup, Maltodextrin, Chamomile Extract, Lavendar Extract, Sweet Potatoes, Peas, Carrots, Dicalcium Phosphate, Salt, Ferrous Sulfate, Titanium Dioxide (Artificial Color), Zinc Sulfate, Artificial Flavor, Niacin Supplement, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), Sodium Pyrophosphate, Sodium Propionate (Preservative), Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Vitamin E Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Manganese Sulfate, Vitamin B12 Supplement,Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin Supplement, Fd & C Blue 1.

 

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Firework Phobia Routine

For YEARS we have tried to help Koda with her Firework Phobia.  We have found some products work for a little bit but always end up having to change it up.  We would like to share with you the products we have tried and of course Koda’s current Firework Phobia Routine.

Products Tested:

1. Thunder Shirt: applies gentle pressure, similar to swaddling a baby.

Pro: Easy to use, the cheapest phobia option

Con: Doesn’t work with all dogs: we tried this with Koda and it didn’t seem to help her at all. Although through the years research has made me rethink about trying again.  I think our problem was we didn’t keep it on her long enough for her to feel comfortable with it.  So reminder:  Put it on your pup and leave it on for a while to see if they get comfortable with it.

You can always try your hand at the DIY thunder shirt as well.

diy thunder shirt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Calming Chews

Pro: best used with additional phobia options, helps take the edge off

Con: if you wait to give treat after pup hears their phobia, i.e. fireworks/thunder they may not take the treat-you will need additional help, like vienna sausages!

We use this often with Koda.

 

 

3. Lavender

I could write a whole book on different Lavender products that we have tried.  The pet calming diffusers, the calming collars, essential oils, etc.  We have found the best thing is to spray a bandana with Burt’s Bees Calming Spray and put it on Koda.  Check out all the lavendar calming products and more at Chewy.com

 

 

4. Calming Food

We have previously tried Royal Canin’s Calming Dog Food.  It did not have a big effect on Koda, it could be that we couldn’t afford to keep her on it long enough to see a different.

Con: Expensive

 

5. Medication

Sileo is the first FDA approved medication for Dogs with noise phobias.  It is a gel that goes on their gums 30 mins before noise begins.  We have only tried this on Koda once, we are unsure if it worked.  She may have just calmed down because the storm had passed.

Pros: This medication is designed for dogs with noise phobias, easy to give (just shoot the correct dose on the inside of your pets jaws next to their gums.)

Cons: with a big dog- the tube doesn’t last long.  For Koda (the tube only allows four doses).  Requires a visit to the vet for prescription.  The BIGGEST con is it only good for 2 weeks after opening the tube.  This is fine when firework season is in effect but thunderstorms can be few and far between.

 

 

FIREWORK PHOBIA ROUTINE

Koda's phobia

We have tired all the products above and through lots of trial and error we have found that the follow is the best routine for Koda.

  • 2-3 calming chews
  • Spray bandana with calming spray and put around her neck
  • Put her in our small bathroom that is in the middle of our house away from outside walls (with some water) & remove anything she can destroy
  • Turn on bathroom fan
  • Turn up iHeartRadio and set to ThePianoGuys station
  • Give her a few vienna sausages (Her favorite)
  • And close the door

This usually helps her get through the night.  No it is not ideal, we would must rather be able to put a thunder shirt or give her some medication and she hang with us as normal, but fireworks are her kryptonite and we must do what we can.

 

Do you have a firework/storm routine that seems to work for your noise phobia pup?  Share your story below!

 

Mr. Chewy Bones and Treats by Ossian

This big thing (a box from Mr. Chewy) came today and sat outside until Daddy brought it in.  When he opened the door with it, I smelled something GOOD.  Mommy opened the box, and I was IN.  Bones, bones, treats, and bones.  Gimme, gimme, gimme!  My favorite thing is to chew on bones (and my least favorite thing is when Koda steals them).  The big bone had bacon in it and it was SO GOOD.  The other bones were good too.  A couple of them looked different (spirals) but I ate them anyway.  Mommy also gave us the treats (I got more than Koda because she likes me better).  This was the best day, and I didn’t even have to do much to get the treats and bones.  I can’t wait until we get another big thing!