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Sunday Scaries FOMO Bones Review 2024: An Expert Breakdown

Written by: Sara Seitz

Last Updated on March 27, 2024 by Dogster Team

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Sunday Scaries FOMO Bones Review 2024: An Expert Breakdown

Our Final Verdict

We give Sunday Scaries FOMO Bones a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Quality: 4.75/5
Effectiveness: 4.5/5
Ingredients: 4.8/5
Value: 4.5/5

“Sunday scaries” is the feeling of dread so many of us get when we realize the weekend is coming to an end and we have to go to work tomorrow. This feeling likely strikes our dogs too, though the more accurate term for them may be the “Monday mournfuls.” This term is especially apt for dogs who suffer from separation anxiety when their owners leave.

Whether your dog reacts to you leaving for work with some woeful whines or by destroying the house, Sunday Scaries FOMO Bones can help. Each of these soft chews contains 5mg of CBD plus a long list of calming herbs to help pups find some chill.

I had the opportunity to test FOMO Bones on my anxious old man Chihuahua, Papyrus. I was hopeful they might help him relax a bit more during the day—whether I’m at home or away—and that they might also help him sleep better through the night.

In the end, I found the calming bones to be very helpful, but not before I experienced some trials and tribulations. Keep reading to find out what I learned about using these bones on small dogs and to see my full Sunday Scaries FOMO Bones review.

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About Sunday Scaries

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Sunday Scaries is a CBD company with a simple mission: help people everywhere overcome their anxiety on Sunday and every other day of the week.

This fun-loving company was started by Beau and Mike, two restaurant and bar owners who had had enough of the stress associated with their competitive careers.

Today, Sunday Scaries offers a long line of products with various cannabinoid and THC components. One of their newer additions is their FOMO Bones—the company’s first CBD product made for dogs.

Where Are Sunday Scaries Products Produced?

All Sunday Scaries products are made in the USA. They source their CBD isolate extract from KND Labs out of Denver, Colorado, and the hemp they use is grown in Greeley, Colorado.

The company itself is based out of San Diego, California.

What Kinds of Dogs Are FOMO Bones Best Suited For?

FOMO Bones are for any dog that suffers from chronic or occasional anxiety. The soft nature of the bones makes them easy to break in half to dose smaller dogs, while larger dogs can take more than one bone if needed.

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Overview

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Here is an overview of Sunday Scaries FOMO Bones, including their uses, ingredients, and dosing information.

Uses

The unique mix of calming herbs and cannabinoids in FOMO Bones makes them useful for anxious dogs, no matter what’s causing their scaries.

Can Aid:
  • Chronic anxiety
  • Separation anxiety
  • Fear issues
  • Stranger danger
  • Noise phobia
  • Thunder phobia
  • Vet visits
  • Grooming
  • Travel
  • Sleep disturbances
Like most other anxiety treats, these work best if you give them to your pup before the stressor sets them off. For chronic anxiety, give a consistent dose every day.

Ingredients

FOMO Bones contain more than just CBD to help your dog chill out. They are also packed with medicinal herbs and natural substances well-studied for their ability to help the body and mind relax.

Active Ingredients:
  • CBD Isolate – CBD acts on certain receptors in the brain to increase serotonin levels. Serotonin is a hormone that helps the body relax.
  • Passion Flower – This medicinal herb helps increase GABA levels in the brain. GABA is an inhibitory neurotransmitter that reduces nerves’ ability to receive or send chemical messages, thereby reducing hyperactive brain and nerve activity.
  • L-tryptophan – This is an amino acid that acts as a precursor to serotonin.
  • Valerian Root – This herb is also believed to increase levels of GABA in the brain.
  • Chamomile – One of the most well-known calming herbs, chamomile acts as a relaxant and sleep aid.

FOMO Bones also contain thirteen inactive ingredients. These include all-natural flavor enhancers that help to make sure your pup can’t resist these treats.

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Dosage

According to the packaging, FOMO Bones should be dosed according to pet weight:
  • Dogs under 50 pounds = 1 bone per day
  • Dogs over 50 pounds = 2 bones per day

In my experience, it may be worth breaking these down even more to tailor the dose to your dog’s size and needs.

For instance, I found that one bone—which contains 5mg of CBD—was too much for my seven-pound Chihuahua. I’m not sure if it was the excess CBD or too much of the other ingredients, but he acted even more anxious than normal after receiving one bone.

After some trial and error, I found that half a bone had a much more desired effect on him.

In Summary

Pros
  • 5mg of CBD per bone
  • Starts working very quickly
  • Soft and chewy texture
  • Great flavor
  • Easy to dose and give
Cons
  • Pouches only contain 20 bones
  • No multi-pack discounts
  • Pouch zipper breaks easily
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Key Features

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High Concentration of CBD in Each Bone

One reason I generally opt for CBD oil rather than treats is that most CBD treats don’t actually contain much CBD.

The recommended therapeutic dose of CBD is 5mg per 10 pounds of body weight. Most CBD dog treats contain only about 1 mg of CBD, which would require feeding a big dog quite a few treats to get anywhere near the right dose. Even worse, the vast majority of calming treats are marketed as if they contain CBD but they actually only contain hemp seed oil, which has no cannabidiol in it.

FOMO Bones have a concentrated dose of CBD which makes it easier to give your dog what they need to see an effect. And, unlike CBD oil, these treats are super easy to give and aren’t messy.

Highly Palatable

My dogs aren’t overly picky, but something about herbal supplement chews always seems to turn them off. Luckily that was not the case with these FOMO Bones. They happily ate them up without any idea they were full of helpful herbs and compounds.

I attribute this to all the tasty flavor enhancers these bones contain, including cheese powder, beef protein, and bacon flavor. The soft texture also helps to increase palatability, especially for puppies and older dogs.

Subscription Discounts Available

If you have an anxious dog, you’ll probably go through your bag of 20 FOMO Bones fairly quickly. Luckily, Sunday Scaries offers discounts if you subscribe for regular deliveries.

With the subscription option, you’ll receive 20% off every order. You’ll also get some peace of mind knowing your order of one, two, or three bags will ship automatically each month. Plus, you’ll get first access to any new products, human or pet, that Sunday Scaries releases.

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Are Sunday Scaries FOMO Bones a Good Value?

With Sunday Scaries FOMO Bones, you’ll pay about $1.15 per bone if you buy at full price. This is a little more than the average cost of CBD dog treats. However, if you break the cost down by milligrams of CBD, it’s actually a fairly good deal.

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FAQ

Does Sunday Scaries offer a guarantee?

Yes, FOMO Bones and all other Sunday Scaries products come with a 100% money-back lifetime guarantee.

Can I increase the dose if my dog needs more CBD?

I would not recommend giving your dog more bones than what the package recommends. This is because each bone contains more than CBD. As I found with my small dog, too much of some of these relaxing herbs can actually cause more anxiety instead of less.

Do I have to pay for shipping?

Shipping does cost extra if your order is less than $50. I recommend getting the three-bag bundle of FOMO Bones to get over this amount. Or, better yet, choose from Sunday Scaries’ long list of human products and get yourself some calm as well!

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Our Experience With Sunday Scaries FOMO Bones

When I rescued my Chihuahua, Papyrus, 14 years ago, he was a mess. He had been brought into a shelter as an intact stray and wouldn’t let anyone touch him. He came to the dog daycare I worked at as a foster dog.

Aside from curling up in the workers’ laps out of desperation to stay warm, he didn’t want any humans to interact with him. After a few forced trips home with me and plenty of treats, he finally decided I was worth trusting.

Now, over a decade later, he still holds onto much of this anxiety. I can count on one hand how many people he will let pick him up or leash him. My husband isn’t even on that list!

As you can imagine, I’m always on the lookout for new calming treats and supplements that might help him. When I found these FOMO Bones, I was most hopeful they would help him with his attachment anxiety and his old man sleep disturbances.

At first, these bones had the exact opposite effect—they would make him even more anxious and keep him from resting! That’s when I realized how much CBD was in each treat and decided to try a lower dose.

When I gave him half a bone, the results were much better.

Half a bone before bedtime significantly reduced how much getting up and pacing he did during the night.

I would also dose him with half a bone whenever he started following me relentlessly through the house during the day. This always helped him chill out. Within fifteen minutes, he would typically go off on his own to find a nice warm place in the sun to curl up and sleep.

Now, I make sure to always have some FOMO Bones on hand. They are much easier to give to Papyrus before bed than his typical CBD oil and they’re a simple and effective solution to reach for when his anxiety acts up during the day.

Sunday Scaries Papyrus with bone

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Conclusion

After 14 years of living with a chronically anxious dog, I know the value of an effective calming treat. Sunday Scaries FOMO Bones certainly have proved they belong in that category.

Each of these bones contains an impressive 5 mg of CBD plus four other well-researched calming herbs and compounds. For my anxious Chihuahua, they helped him chill out fast and allowed him to get better sleep for less anxious days.

If your dog suffers from chronic or situational anxiety, I highly recommend giving these treats a try.

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