Dog and Cat Anxiety Treatment | Pet Remedy Essential Oils Spray and Diffuser Review

Natural Dog and Cat Anxiety Treatment

Pet Remedy Essential Oils Spray and Diffuser Review

Dog and cat anxiety treatment. Pet Remedy essential oils for pet anxiety review. If you have a dog or cat with anxiety, you don't want to skip this natural calming aid. #raisingyourpetsnaturally
Dog and cat natural anxiety treatment

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored review. However, I will always offer my readers an unbiased and honest account of my experiences. Your trust is very appreciated, and never taken for granted. ~Tonya, Dexter and Nutter

As a professional pet behavior counselor, I see a lot of scared dogs and fearful cats. It’s sad, really. I, too, have been in this boat with my golden retriever, Theo. He suffered from dog separation anxiety and he was scared of thunder and storms. It can be really tough emotionally on the human and furry family. Luckily, dog and cat anxiety treatment is available.

I take a multi-pronged approach with each pet, whether I’m working with a client or my own pets. There are five main pillars that I address with my clients.

  1. Veterinary Health Check
  2. Management
  3. Behavior Modification
  4. Food Therapy
  5. Natural Calming Aids

Within the natural calming aids pillar, some of the remedies we look at can include aromatherapy, homeopathic remedies, various massage techniques, acupuncture, flower essences, calming wraps, vitamins, or calming music.

Today, I will discuss one of the products I recommend to clients and use with my own pets, Pet Remedy. Pet Remedy is a special blend of various essential oils used to help relax and calm an anxious or stressed pet.

Dog and cat anxiety treatment. Pet Remedy essential oils for pet anxiety review. If you have a dog or cat with anxiety, you don't want to skip this natural calming aid. #raisingyourpetsnaturally
Pet Remedy
  • Valerian (Valeriana officinalis): Valerian is an herb commonly used for sleep disorders and restlessness. This herb helps to calm the nervous system and acts as a mild sedative, without decreasing reaction time. Approximately 5% of people respond to Valerian with hyperactivity. This herb has a distinct ‘musk-like’ smell.
  • Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanoides): Vetiver is commonly used in calming blends offering a centering and grounding effect. A study published in the Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies states that Vetiver has a soothing effect and can help someone recover from a severe strain, shock, fear, or panic.
  • Sweet Basil (Ocimum basilcum): Basil oil is a good tonic for treating nervous disorders and stress-related headaches, migraines, and allergies. It is helpful for restoring the mind’s focus and clarity.
  • Spanish Sage (Salvia lavandulaefolia): Spanish Sage offers a general relaxant effect. The herb can be used to help with nervousness and excitability.

If you have read any of my reviews in the past, you know I don’t just stop with the helpful ingredients in a product. I provide the entire ingredient panel for your review.

  • Pet Remedy Spray Ingredients:  valerian oil, vetiver oil, basil oil, sage oil and water (pH neutral)
  • Pet Remedy Diffuser Ingredients:  valerian oil, vetiver oil, basil oil, sage oil, inert carrier oil (Augeo) and water (pH neutral)

But does Pet Remedy work with scared dogs or fearful cats?

As I mentioned in the beginning of this post, I have been using Pet Remedy with success for my own pets for quite some time. I first started using Pet Remedy with our family’s new rescue kitty, Delilah, about 3 years ago. Currently, I use Pet Remedy with Dexter.

Delilah’s story and experience: Delilah was rescued from a local cat shelter as a kitten. She came into our home very stressed and lacking any confidence. We started to use Pet Remedy by spraying her bedding and a few toys that were around the house. Delilah would always gravitate to the items that were sprayed. Whenever she lay next to the bed or the toys, it seemed to help her come out into the main part of the home. We did also add confidence-boosting flower essences to her daily routine, along with play therapy.

Now, she’s been part of the family for three years and still is not totally confident, but she is no longer fearful or stressed. Whenever we have a home event that is a bit stressful for her (family gatherings, home improvements, etc.), we spray her bedding with Pet Remedy.

Dexter’s story and experience: Dexter has no fear. He is one of the most confident dogs I know, and his fearless personality is a true blessing. However, he does have a neurological condition, and on days that his disease is a bit more painful, he scratches his head a bit obsessively because of discomfort. He also has seasonal allergies, and some days he just wants to dig at his feet.

These are the times that I use our Pet Remedy spray. I spray my hands and do a once-over rub around Dexter’s head and neck. He quickly settles down and relaxes—no more scratching or digging. The calming effects of the essential oils help to soothe and ease Dexter’s mind.

Dog and cat anxiety treatment. Pet Remedy essential oils for pet anxiety review. If you have a dog or cat with anxiety, you don't want to skip this natural calming aid. #raisingyourpetsnaturally
Pet Remedy Diffuser

I’m definitely a fan of the Pet Remedy spray. They also have a calming plug-in diffuser. The diffuser works in a 650 square foot room, and lasts about 8 weeks. If Delilah still had ongoing anxiety, I would definitely consider using the diffuser in her bedroom. When I started using this product, I was unaware of the diffuser.

I will continue to use it for my own pets and will continue to recommend the product to my clients working with pet anxiety. If you have a pet with anxiety, I urge you to seek professional help to learn how to help your pet cope and build up confidence. You can safely add Pet Remedy to your training program with confidence.

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Have you used essential oils with your pets? Tell me in the comments.

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62 thoughts on “Dog and Cat Anxiety Treatment | Pet Remedy Essential Oils Spray and Diffuser Review

  1. Sadly, our Milo is up in heaven now, but when he was with us he had SUCH bad anxiety. He was a rescue, so I don’t know if it was just his personality or something happened before we got him.

  2. I have a pet German Shepherd and she is usually quite confident and outgoing. The only time she gets funny is around new people that come to the house. In particular young boys, she’s find with girls. But often hides under the table or in our bedroom if my younger boy cousins come around. Will have to look into this spray as it looks like it might be something she could benefit from.

  3. It is so wonderful that there are more options out there now to help our doggies (and cats) with anxiety. They also get sad, anxious and have feelings.

  4. Aw bless them, having anxiety as a dog or cat must be hard as they might struggle to communicate how they feel. Valerian sounds like an ideal remedy if they need to sleep but need to be soothed first.

  5. Wow, I didn’t know that they made these products for pets. I’m going to recommend this to my brother-in-law who has a cat.

  6. Wow that is so interesting! As a human with severe anxiety issues I use a lot of these for myself. I wonder if my diffuser is having a positive impact on my dog I didn’t know about! I am a huge fan of valerian drops. They really help me get to sleep every night. I never thought of using a spray … and never thought of using it for my dog. Very cool. Montecristo is pretty chill as it is but I am tucking this info for use should the need arise.

  7. It’s good to know this Pet Remedy spray worked so well for both your cat and dog. I had no idea Sweet Basil has benefits like relieving migraines. It always amazes me the wonder advantages natural remedies have for us and our pets. I love that this comes in a room diffuser option too. Very convenient for pet parents.

  8. This article came at the perfect time for me. My cat will be making a few trips to the vet, which are always so stressful for her. This is a product I’m definitely going to check out. Thanks for sharing a great review.

  9. I’m so glad that Pet Remedy has been able to help Delilah and now Dexter. I love that it’s made with such natural ingredients too! I’ll definitely keep this in mind!

  10. Do you think it would work if I used the spray on my dog before taking her a ride or a walk? She’s fine at home, but she gets really stressed out in the real world.

  11. Pet Remedy looks like a great product. The video was very helpful – although I have had similar sprays that go right on the beds, I guess I never thought about spraying my hands and then petting Ruby. This is a great tip, which I will definitely try.

  12. I’ve never heard of this particular product before, although I feel like we’ve run the gamut with similar products. One of my dogs has some fear issues that we’re working through, thankfully with the help of an amazing vet behaviorist. He’s made SO much progress so far. I’ll have to look into this product, thanks for sharing it.

  13. I love any product that incorporates natural calming relief. I created a recipe and manufacture my own Serenity Spray that we use on our dogs and horse clients. Different oils but the same purpose. I love vetiver for my own personal use. It’s my favorite for anxiety.

  14. I have read a lot about these because like you I love natural as much as possible but because of Layla’s environmental allergies am a little nervous of the smells (I have finally got them under control) but next time I am in the Pet Store am going to see if they have them and try one to see her reaction first.

  15. I don’t think I’ve heard of Pet Remedy, but it sounds like a wonderful product. I use Feliway diffusers and spray in the house and in the pet carriers when traveling. The girls aren’t too fearful, but it does have a calming effect on them.

  16. Great information. All pets respond differently to these things. My Lucy didn’t respond to essential oils, however my cat did. I will encourage people to try your recommendations.

  17. My kitty magic had the worst anxiety ever! She was the first animal I ever had that I had to find anxiety treatments for

  18. Bless you for all your work with rescue pets! We have 11 (minus the 3 who have left us) – 3 dogs and 8 cats. We have one dog especially who gets very anxious and scared during thunderstorms, fireworks, gunshots, or any other loud noises. She is a lab-whippet mix, and is small enough to fit under the couch! I should look into these products to see if they help ease her anxiety and fear.

  19. This is great! We have been using some aromatherapy for everyone in the house! Lately I love lavender and lemon on towels with down time! It’s the best!

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