I received a lovely PM from someone who represents "Missing You", which was mentioned by one of our forum members for separation anxiety.
I have made an executive decision, since Admin seems unable or unwilling to reply to PM, it's sort of useless to attempt reaching anyone higher in the food chain for permission. There is also a surprise "bonus".
I have given permission for the information about the product to be provided on the forum.
"Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful".
Thanks to <pyrmom> for giving the OK. In another thread, a user mentioned having good results with Zoey, her chocolate lab, with Missing You, an herbal blend for separation anxiety.
I do marketing for 4everPets, a Canadian line of nutrition products, just launched in the U.S., and hard to find in stores, as Zoey's owner said. I didn't want to barge onto the forum like some clueless marketing person, but I do have freebies and I'd be happy to answer any questions.
It's a hickory-flavored chew, all natural, no animal products. The active ingredients include St. John's wort, Passion Flower, calcium, magnesium citrate and aminos (L-arginine, Phenylalanine, L-Tyrosine and Acetyl L-Carnitine). And it works really well on stressed or anxious dogs who need more than Rescue Remedy but less than full-fledged sedation. Users also report it helps calm epileptic or jittery dogs, regulates the mood of depressed dogs, and helps them focus during training or redirection.
Feel free to post questions here or send me a PM with your mailing address and I'll pop some samples in the mail to you.
I hope I haven't offended anybody! I just saw a question that I know the answer to. Thanks so much. Lisa Everitt
Missing You is calming and mood-regulating, so it's recommended for any time you need your dog to be more relaxed -- training, travel, trips to groomer or vet, time spent around strange people or dogs, etc.
I think to be effective, you would need to give Missing You daily during thunderstorm season -- or fireworks season -- it's not a pharmaceutical, so it wouldn't work fast enough if you slipped your dog a chew at the first sign of lightning, for example.
It is safe to use every day.
Again, I'm happy to send samples if you'll PM me your name and mailing address. I'd be interested to hear how it works for you. There's also more info at www.4everpets.com.
Got an answer about thunderstorms and other kinds of noise -- I asked my client, who is up to his eyebrows in golden retrievers (his own and rescued) and home renovation:
"We have a lot of testimonials about Missing You in various situations. They are not bothered by the house construction at all, in fact the workers told me that they were there for the first day until about 2pm before the dogs ever came out of the garage…more of a “would you guys quit that hammering…it is hard to sleep”…I did give it to Buddy during the fourth of July and it helped him immensely. He was still aware of the noise, but much more comfortable. The trouble with giving ANY medication to an animal during a thunderstorm (TS) is that you would have to let it absorb in to the system after giving it and by that time, the TS might be over. If you live in an area where TS occur regularly, you could certainly give them to the dog in the morning. It will not hurt them…."
I don't have a good photo of my stepdog Misty or cats, so behold two of my daughter's four Bad Hair guinea pigs, grazing in the grass.
I took a hike today south of Boulder, Colo., with Daisy, a senior pit bull mix who hates medication in any form. Daisy's mom says she digs out supplements or meds from any disguise -- hot dog, cheese, peanut butter, ground beef. She eats the treat and spits out the pill. Smart dog.
Daisy tried the 4EverPets Joint Revive glucosamine chewable and likes it, but she spits out the Missing You! They're supposed to have the same hickory flavor, but obviously something's different. Her mom says, "I think she wants to miss me."
I still have a few free 15-tab samples of Missing You if anyone else has a dog with separation anxiety, depression, or a case of nerves for whatever reason (vet, travel, noises, taking the bar exam). Send me a PM with your mailing address or off-list email.
I think Missing You will be most effective for thunderstorms if you give it proactively -- daily during storm season, or in the morning if storms are predicted in the afternoon. Give it a chance to get into the dog's system and work.
We had a massive thunderstorm right on top of us yesterday, which reminded me to mention this. It scared ME.
Well, the next few days we are suppose to have rain. Started thundering last night so I gave Mandy 1/2 pill. She looked alittle out of it but actually walked outside with my husband to take Tina and little Taz out to wee wee. I could not believe she walked outside and it thundering. She never shook or panted hard. I think this is going to be a great product for her. She has scared me to death at how afraid she gets. Thanks again.