When Peyton came out of surgery, she was a mess. She was so hopped up on pain killers that she couldn't walk straight and with the cone blocking her peripheral vision, well, she was a hot mess. It was so sad and pathetic, and kind of hilarious.
The meds knocked her out for most of the day every day but then she would be up all night, restless and probably in pain.
She would wake up every 2 hours panting, whimpering, licking her cone, getting up, walking around the room, sitting back down, then doing it all over again. After 3 days of this, I was miserable. It was like having a newborn. Every time she would wake up, I would rush over to her to see what was the matter and see if I could somehow make her more comfortable but I couldn't do much since I didn't really know what was wrong.
Last week, I mentioned that Chewy.com came to the rescue with the soft food diet she needed to be put on, but they also sent me these Pet Naturals of Vermont Calming Dog Chews.
Made with all natural ingredients, these treats help calm your pup without sedating them which is exactly what I wanted for Peyton.
The first night I gave these to her, she didn't get up once through the night and after three nights, I was a believer. They definitely helped keep her calm through the night while she was trying to get comfortable with her cone and I plan to hold on to these for other occasions where Peyton could use something to calm her down...like when we go out of town, or when there are fireworks outside.
If you have a pup who gets anxious whenever you leave for work, or at any other time, I definitely recommend these Calming Dog Chews. They don't make Peyton loopy the way her meds, do but they definitely calm her down enough to allow her to lay down and relax...all while letting me sleep!
Disclaimer: I received this product in exchange for an honest, unbiased review. No compensation other than the product was provided.