My dogs are pretty laid-back. Spot and Dolly slept through a thunderstorm last week that had me up at 3 a.m. checking for tornado watches and flood warnings. They have yet to need products to ease anxiety or relieve stress, but there are many dogs that do. Enter the American Kennel Club Calming Coat from BH Pet Gear.
The company describes its use as similar to that of swaddling a newborn or hugging a child. Gentle, constant pressure on a dog’s torso works to calm the nervous system and ease anxiety caused by thunderstorms, appliances, and other noises, and also helps with the stress of travel, crating, and separation. Pet parents who use the coat report less hyperactivity, shaking, and nuisance barking.
Made of a comfy yet durable material that allows for machine washing, it comes in four sizes: extra-small (5 to 15 pounds), small (10 to 25 pounds), medium (20 to 50 pounds), and large (40 to 65 pounds). The coat costs $29.99, but BH Pet Gear has offered to give away two AKC Calming Coats as this week’s Friday Freebie. Simply follow the directions below for a chance to win.
How to Enter
- Create a Disqus account, if you haven’t already, and include a valid email. It takes just a minute and allows you to better participate in Dogster’s community of people who are passionate about dogs. If you already have a Disqus account, check it to ensure the account includes a valid email.
- Comment below using your Disqus account, telling us how your dog would benefit from the calming coat. Does he shake through severe weather? Does she bark excessively when you leave? Bonus points for photos! Our favorite photo/comment wins. You must be a U.S. resident to score this prize.
- Check your email for a “You’ve Won!” message from us after noon PST on Thursday, June 12. We’ll give the winner two days to respond before moving on to our next favorite.
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