Monday, January 02, 2012

Mancat Monday With Ping

We were contacted by Pet Naturals of Vermont to try a new product called Calming for Cats. It is a natural supplement that helps alleviate stress related behavior problems without effecting a cat's personality or energy level. It can be used daily, or when extra help is needed to relax. It comes in a bite size format, so that a cat thinks that are receiving a liver reward.

I gave Ping (my stressed cat) a 'treat'.

He went right for it, no problem, and gobbled it down.

Who you lookin at Mom?


Product Details:


A calming support formula recommended for cats exposed to increased environmental stressors. When cats cannot adapt to stress it can lead to anxiety, nervousness, hyperactivity, frayed nerves, abnormal urine marking, repeated paw licking, excessive scratching, trembling or shivering and destructive or aggressive behavior. CALMING is for cats exhibiting nervousness, hyperactivity, anxiety or responding to environmentally induced stress. It’s an advanced formula that contains a combination of nutritional factors not found in other calming formulas that supports balanced behavior. It can be used daily or just when extra help to relax is needed.

CALMING combines L-Theanine (Suntheanine® brand), Thiamine (Vitamin B1), Colostrum Calming Complex, which all address stress and calming. Thiamine specifically has been shown to affect the central nervous system to help calm and soothe anxious animals. Extensive research and documentation from over 45 studies suggest Suntheanine® brand L-Theanine is helpful at reducing stress and anxiety. We have also added Colostrum Calming Complex known for its calming effects.

Active Ingredients Per 1/4 Teaspoon (1.25 ml):
Thiamine (Vitamin B1) . . . . . .31.25 mg
L-Theanine (Suntheanine® brand) .10.56 mg
Colostrum Calming Complex . . . . 5.28 mg

Inactive Ingredients: cornstarch, glycerin, guar gum, lecithin (from soy), maltodextrin, non-fat milk solids, silicon dioxide, sorbic acid, sucrose, vegetable oil, water.

Directions For Use:
Shake well before each use.
Give 1/4 teaspoon, twice daily.

During Times of Increased Stress:
It is safe to double or triple the above amount, as needed.


I also gave one to Gracie as she was begging for one.

She didn't have any problems gobbling it down either, the only trouble was named Abby who decided she wanted it, but I didn't photograph that.
Now for the good part! Be one of the first of 500 entries to www.calmingforpets.com and you too can get a trial size pouch for FREE!
So anyone who has a kitty who needs to be calmed down (and don't we all from time to time) check this out and see what you think.

I was contacted by Pet Naturals and asked to blog about my experience, with no promise I would write anything in particular. I will let you know how Ping does with this. And if you try it please let me know how it helps you.

22 comments:

  1. Oh wow I wonder if these are available in Australia?? I will check out their website now, thanks for sharing!
    Happy new year!

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  2. MOL, we are so relaxed, we're horizontal! But we enjoy treats of all kinds.

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  3. Oh I wonder if you would share them with me handsome Ping? I shall head right over there.

    Gemini

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  4. We got some of those treats from Sandy Paws! Happy New Year 2012!

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  5. These aren't really that new, we've been buying these Calming treats for over a year. They work! We had some on NewYear's Eve when people started setting off firecrackers in our neighborhood. This company has good products and they are made in the USA. Hope they work for you cats too!

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  6. I am anxious to see if they work for you! Feliway does not work for my kitties. We'll be waiting to see how it goes and hoping for the best!

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  7. You'll have to let us know if they really work. The problem I have with the boys is that they don't eat soft chew treats. They like the smell, but don't seem to realize they're meant to be eaten...either that or they *can't* pick them up with so many teeth missing (though they eat crunchies just fine). But I'd love to have a Temptation-like treat for them (especially Derry) that would be calming.

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  8. Oooh how exciting!! Yay that lovely Ping and Gracie liked these!! Hope they work! Take care
    x

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  9. We hope these would work to make Audrey less hyper about foods!
    I wonder if they would work on humans too :-)

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  10. Sounds like a great idea - the kitty gets a treat AND a calming dose all at once! I hope these help Ping, will look forward to hearing how you get on with them

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  11. But Ping, you always look so calm!

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  12. We wonder if they have them in the UK as Lucy is still a little edgy sometimes after her ordeal a few weeks ago. Mum will go to the Amazon site and see if she can find them there.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  13. we have some of those treats too but we don't have them often enough to say for sure if they help. Hollie gets their hairball treat regularly and our mom swears by those now (Hollie is the cat formerly known as 'Hairball Hollie' ;-/) Let us know how the calming treat works for you!

    Pip, Smidgen, minnie, Hollie

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  14. Hmmmm....very intriguing.
    I wonder if too many would cause diarrhea?

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  15. Wow - that sounds like a great product. M is going to tell my oomnan sisfur about it because she has a kitty that could use some calming.

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  16. We sure have some excitable cats! We're gonna go visit.

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  17. Well I is not a kitteh but I thinks mum would want sumptin to alter my personality...hehehehe.

    Puddles

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  18. Possibly interesting. I've got a ton of cats rotating through. Because most of them are sick, it's a stressor on everyone. Looking forward to trying these out. Thanks!

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  19. They look like a good idea.
    You asked if the "altered" pictures were done with new Picasa. We used befunky.com for them.

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  20. We haf those treats. I fink they's yummy, but Nina's not super interested in them. An they's kinda big fur her. Mom didn't notice any change in eifur of us.

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  21. We grabbed the opportunity to try them too. Ours just arrived so we haven't tried them yet but Jan says she wonders if she can take them to calm down when we act up. :)

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