Dr. B Discusses Behavior and Pheromone Collars
Pheromone collars are a new type of product that has gained popularity for treating behavioral disorders in dogs and cats.
Pheromones are synthetic hormones that are designed to mimic that feeling a pet had while nursing as a puppy or kitten in order to create a feeling of well-being and security.
Behavioral conditions that pheromone collars can help with include: excessive barking, destructive behavior, marking, fear aggression, biting and nervous restlessness.
Pheromone collars can also help your pet deal with stress, fearfulness, travel, fireworks, veterinary visits and separation anxiety.
Pheromone collars fit like a normal collar and continuously release pheromones for up to 30 days. Usually the changes can be seen within two weeks of continuous wear, although some require a month.
There are no toxic substances in the collar and it can be used at any age. The collar should be removed during bathing, grooming, or swimming and heat may shorten the pheromone’s livelihood.
If you have any questions about pheromone collars or would like a behavioral consultation for your pet – please feel free to give our office a call at 910-4500.