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We Tried a Calming Diffuser for Dogs

These days it feels like we will try anything to get our dogs to calm down so when I was offered a new calming diffuser for dogs from ThunderWorks I figured…why not? I mean, it couldn’t make them worse, right? We were really making a lot of progress with the pups but moving to a new state, living in a new home, and being on a new schedule really mixed them up and they’ve taken some pretty big steps backward in the “good dog” department. We’ve mostly been struggling with:

  • Fear of unknown noises, people, and dogs
  • Stress when socializing
  • Problem barking

It needed to stop. In the past we’ve tried CBD treats (which worked great) and Xanax (which didn’t work at all) but the idea of a pheromone calming diffuser for dogs seemed really interesting. 

Calming diffuser for dogs

Our dogs are great as long as there are no loud noises, they don’t have to deal with strangers, and everything sticks to a predictable schedule. So, basically, never. Ever since we moved and their little lives were completely disrupted they’ve had a hard time adjusting. Everything is new and to cap it all off we were in a hotel for 3 weeks waiting for our home to be ready and moved in just before the 4th of July. It’s been a lot of stress and changes on our poor little guys. 

They have beds, blankets, and toys as well as plenty of food, treats, and fresh water. Brandon works from home so they get full-time attention from him and I’m able to work from home as needed (or wanted) so they definitely aren’t lonely. Life has just been really inconsistent for a while and they have a bit of anxiety work through. The ThunderEase calming diffuser for dogs is supposed to help put an end to problem barking, destructive chewing, trembling, and many other not-so-fun symptoms so we figured we’d try it out and see how it works. It’s been about a week now and I’m happy to report we’ve experienced a lot more calm at home.

pheromone based calming diffuser for dogs

ThunderEase calming diffuser for dogs works by helping your dog feel calm and comfortable by mimicking a mother’s natural nursing pheromones. In tests, it was shown to be over 90% effective for reducing anxiety and unwanted behavior by making your dog feel safer and less-stressed. 

We plugged the ThunderEase calming diffuser in our living room near their favorite dog bed. It’s recommended to put the calming diffuser in the room your dog uses the most so they’ll be the most influenced by the pheromones. We noticed a difference within the first couple of days, especially in Wilkins. He has been whining and crying a lot less often and has felt more secure spending time alone. 

Thunderease calming diffuser for dogs

One of my biggest worries about trying it was whether or not we’d be able to smell it. The last thing I wanted was to be sitting around our home watching Westworld while smelling dog pheromones but I can’t smell it at all. That’s not really saying much though because most days I can’t smell much, even if it’s right under my nose. Brandon has a much more sensitive sniffer and he says he can’t smell it either so I feel confident saying you’re unlikely to smell it either.

The dogs are chill though and I’m loving that. Each bottle lasts for 30 days and I’m definitely planning to stock up. If you have an anxious dog, I highly recommend trying it out!

Can a pheromone-based calming diffuser for dogs really work to calm an anxious pup? We gave it a try and had some pretty surprising results! Via @honeyandpineco #dogs #anxiety #dogswithanxiety #anxiousdogs #calmingdiffuser

Comments

    • It’s great and I can’t smell a thing. They also have pheromone calming collars for dogs so I put one of those on my super anxious cheagle. I’m not sure if it’s making much of an additional improvement though. Maybe one or the other? He might be on pheromone overload right now, haha.

  1. This would have been great when we had Bailey. He hated storms so bad and he had the worst anxiety anytime it would even rain. We tried the ThunderShirt on him and that did help a little bit. This would have been great!

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