Summer: it’s the time of year that many begin looking forward to as early as winter’s first snowfall (especially if it’s your turn to shovel). With warmer weather often comes a more active lifestyle, as many families travel to the beach, the lake or some other vacation destination. July brings Independence Day celebrations, which involve hosting family, friends and plenty of firework shows.
And while the summer brings hope for a little extra relaxation time for humans, it might mean the opposite for pets. Visits to crowded outdoor spaces, more time spent in vehicles, unfamiliar company at home, and even being left alone in the house while their owners enjoy more time out are all situations in which pet anxiety may spike.
Luckily, retailers can offer pet owners solutions to ensure that they, as well as their companions, can have their most enjoyable summer yet. Remedy+Recovery’s Calming Lavender Mist and Lavender Mist E-Collar Kit are simple, effective and easy to use. They’re made in a solar powered plant in southern California with lavender and valerian oil, and sport attractive blue and white packaging.
“Long valued for its calming properties, lavender has recently been shown in studies to produce ‘significant anti-anxiety effects,’ according to the National Institute of Health,” said Tom Wien, director of marketing for Cardinal Pet Care, makers of the Remedy+Recovery brand. “The mist is convenient to pack for travel in the car or summer trips with your dog. It will work well for dog parks and beaches as well as at home to help calm your pet before bed or during moments of stress and anxiety.”
Though the Calming Lavender Mist and Lavender Mist E-Collar Kit might be particularly useful in the summer—with the increased likelihood of traveling and company—the products can help pets live their best lives throughout the year. The Lavender Mist E-Collar Kit, for example, is particularly helpful post-surgery to prevent anxious pets from re-injuring themselves. To best merchandize the Remedy+Recovery Calming Lavender Mist and E-Collar Kit, Wien recommends stocking them near e-collar, cone or first-aid center racks.
“The Remedy+Recovery Calming Lavender Mist Kit is a first-of-its-kind product that makes it easy to turn any cone or recovery collar into a calming collar,” he explained. “The kit consists of a four-ounce bottle of Calming Lavender Mist and a set of four replaceable disks. Users simply spray two of the disks with Calming Lavender Mist and then attach them to the collar, where their vapors will have a relaxing effect on the dog. Simple to use, the disks will work with any recovery or Elizabethan collar (E-collar).”
Wien attributes the products’ success to the ongoing pet humanization trend, and the fact that they are made sustainably is an added bonus. As a founding member of the Pet Sustainability Coalition, Cardinal Pet Care and Remedy+Recovery provide effective solutions with a reduced carbon footprint to eco-conscious pet owners.
“As pet parents become more aware of factors influencing their own mental and physical health, they look to improve the health of their own four-legged fur babies,” Wien said. “Aside from proper exercise and nutritious food, providing a comfortable environment where pets feel safe and secure is very important.”