Being a store focused on all-natural items, it seems fitting that we carry a selection of herbal and botanical solutions to a variety of problems. But it’s important to note that these products are not an overnight remedy. You have to take your time and introduce them slowly.
It is critical that you introduce new items to your pets in a positive way. We, as humans, have the ability to explain to each other what we are using and the benefits from using it. We don’t have this verbal luxury with our pets. With our pets, we must create a positive association with the item.
For example, if your dog is scared by thunderstorms and you’re going to try an aromatherapy product like “Chill Out” to help him relax, you shouldn’t wait until you have a thunderstorm and then go around spraying it. Your pup will begin to associate the smell of the product with the thunderstorm, thus, making the product a negative thing. Instead, create an environment (when there isn’t a thunderstorm) where your pup is already relaxed and having fun with you. Then slowly introduce the new product while you’re playing. This will create a positive association with the scent. Then, when a thunderstorm is approaching, you can effectively use the product to calm your pup.
Aromatherapy is not an instant cure for all that ails. When properly introduced, over time it can be an effective way to manage a variety of issues. Remember that your pup’s sense of smell is so much greater than ours…and a little goes a long way.