SENTRY® Calming Spray for Dogs
- Scientifically proven to calm anxious puppies and dogs in short-term stressful situations
- Helps calm puppies and dogs who find spending time in a car, crate, kennel or carrier stressful
- Convenient spray formula helps reduce stress from pet parent separation
- Safe and effective for puppies and dogs when used as directed, without long-term side effects
- One small spray helps calm anxious dogs and puppies
PARTNERING WITH LEADING EXPERTS AND UNIVERSITIES FOR MORE THAN A DECADE.
When a stressful situation is anticipated, spray one burst in the area where your pet will be spending time, such as a car or crate, immediately before bringing your pet into that area.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What behaviors can this product be used for?
A: There are many different behaviors that the calming sprays can be used for:.
Common signs of stress in Dogs:
- Whining/excessive barking
- Nervous licking
Common stress triggers in Dogs can be caused by:
- Vet visits
- Home alone
- Changes in routine
- New social interaction
- Loud noises
Q: How does this product work?
A: SENTRY Calming Spray provides temporary comfort during stressful occasions when your pet needs something “extra” by releasing calming pheromones. Mother dogs/ cats produce pheromones to reassure their puppies/kittens. Pets recognize these pheromones throughout their life. This drug-free product takes advantage of the natural process of association and nurtures a calming effect. Lavender and chamomile provide a soothing fragrance.
Q: What is the percentage of pheromones in this product?
A: The percentage of pheromones in this spray is 0.01%.
Q: What are the inert ingredients in this product?
A: We are unable to release the inert ingredients in this product as it is a trade secret.
Q: What are the pheromones that are in this product?
A: The pheromones in this product mimic the pheromones that the mother dog/cat produces to calm and reassure her puppies/kittens.
Q: Are the pheromones synthetic?
A: Yes, the pheromones are synthetic.
Q: How old does my pet need to be to use this product?
A: This product can be used on pets of all ages.
Q: Are these the same pheromones that are in the “Stop That!” pheromone product?
A: No, these 2 products contain different pheromones.
Q: Do you need to shake the Calming Spray before using?
A: No, it is not necessary.
Q: Can I spray this product directly on my pet?
A: No, the Calming spray is meant to be sprayed in the area where the pet will spend time. It is not meant to be sprayed directly on your pet, which can cause a negative response by scaring the pet.
Q: Where is this product made?
A: The calming spray is made in the USA however the spray nozzle is made in Italy, therefore we are unable to label the product “Made in the USA”.
Q: I accidentally sprayed this product in my mouth/eye, what should I do?
A: This product is non-toxic and should not cause any problems. However, if irritation occurs, try washing the affected area with water.
Q: I bought the product that says it is for dogs; however, the can indicates that it is for both dogs and cats. Can I use this on my cat?
A: The dog/cat calming sprays are made to be used on either dogs or cats.
Q: Will the Calming Spray affect the other pets in the home?
A: The Calming Spray will affect other dogs/cats that are in the vicinity of the area that has been sprayed. This product will not affect other species of pets in the home.
Q: Can I use this product around my pregnant dog/cat?
A: Yes, this product is safe to be used around a pregnant animal.
Q: Will this product have any effect on me or my family?
A: No, this product does not have any effects on humans. However, if you or any family member is sensitive to fragrances, avoiding the area until the product is dry might be recommended.
Q: I’m pregnant is it safe for me to use this product in my home?
A: This product is safe to use if you are pregnant and has no effect on humans. However, if you or any family member is sensitive to fragrances, avoiding the area until the product is dry might be recommended.
Q: Can I apply this to myself/family member if my pet is aggressive/unhappy with that person?
A: No, the product is not meant for humans, it is meant to sprayed in areas that the pet will be in.
Q: What is the shelf life of this product?
A: 3 years from the date of manufacture.
Q: Are there any warnings for this product?
A: This product is nontoxic, and we would recommend normal, good hygiene habits. Please note:
- This can is an aerosol can
- Do not puncture or incinerate container
- Do not set on stove or radiator
- Do not expose to heat or store at temperatures above 120 F. (49 C.)
- KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN
Q: How often should I use the calming spray?
A: Spray one short burst in the area where your pet will spend time (crate, kennel, car, etc.) immediately before bringing your pet to the area. For maximum effect, use in your pet’s ‘safe’ spot in conjunction with our calming collar or calming diffuser.
Q: I have been using the Calming Spray for a while and I’m not seeing any improvement. Should I stop using it?
A: When the spray is used, the perception of the pheromone by your pet is immediate. Results may vary based on the severity of the problem and the individual pet.
Q: How long or how many sprays will I get out of this can?
A: The amount of sprays and time that the product will last will be determined by how often the product is used as well as how long the consumer holds down the spray nozzle. It will vary from consumer to consumer.
Q: Will this spray stain my furniture/fabric/wood/or vinyl?
A: We would recommend testing for colorfastness on a hidden area prior to use. If the color is affected, do not use the spray. This product was tested on multiple surfaces prior to being put out on the market.
Q: What do I do if my pet’s behavior gets worse?
A: Consult your veterinarian.
Q: Should both the Diffuser and Spray products be used together for better results?
A: These products can be used together however care needs to be taken to limit the use of the spray inside areas with active diffusers. Too much pheromone in the air for a prolonged period can reduce the effectiveness of the product. Too much pheromone exposure can saturate an animal’s olfactory (sense of smell) and desensitize the animal to the pheromone.
Q: I left these in my car when it was very hot/cold. Are they still okay to use?
A: Yes. Allow the product to come to room temperature.