This natural approach is a good alternative to the powerful prescription medicines typically used to control anxious behavior. It can be used in conjunction with behavior modification training or in cases where training does not help the pet overcome the anxiety or stress causing the problem.
Omaha, NE (Vocus) April 30, 2010
The Sentry HC® Good Behavior™ Pheromone Collar from Sergeant’s was recently featured on the nationally-recognized Lifetime Network morning show, The Balancing Act. An educational segment focusing on how to address problematic pet behavior hailed the Good Behavior collar as an affordable, easy-to-use and very effective way pet owners can help calm their cats and dogs and reduce unwanted behaviors caused by anxiety and stress, including separation anxiety. The collar is one of Sergeant’s latest over-the-counter health care products for dogs and cats of all ages and breeds.
The Balancing Act welcomed Dr. Rodney Van Horn of the Omaha Animal Medical Group as their special guest to address the topic. Dr. Van Horn says, “Mother dogs and cats comfort their offspring by emitting pheromones as they nurse. The puppies and kittens associate this scent with being safe and satisfied. Later in the pets' lives, these same pheromones can still trigger feelings of safety and well-being. So no matter what the age of the pet, the Sentry HC Good Behavior collar can be effective at addressing those stress related behavioral issues.”
He adds, “The Sentry HC® Good Behavior™ Pheromone Collar gives pet owners a convenient, safe way to help their pets reduce the negative behavior that comes from stress and anxiety, including separation anxiety. It is clinically proven to provide relief.”
“Consumers expressed the need for a product that addresses their pets’ behavioral issues. Sergeant’s responded by creating the Sentry HC® Good Behavior™ Pheromone Collar,” explains Bob Scharf, president and CEO of Sergeant’s. “This natural approach is a good alternative to the powerful prescription medicines typically used to control anxious behavior. It can be used in conjunction with behavior modification training or in cases where training does not help the pet overcome the anxiety or stress causing the problem.”
This is the first pheromone collar available for cats, a welcome help to cat owners who are frustrated with their cats’ behavioral problems and with the limitations of pheromone diffusers and sprays. Because diffusers only work in a confined area, the Sentry HC Good Behavior Collar is a better alternative for use at home or on-the-go. Pet owners are excited because they can now purchase a pheromone collar without a trip to the veterinarian, making it an affordable solution.
There are an estimated 10 million dogs and cats in the United States that suffer from separation anxiety, the leading cause of behavioral problems. These problems don’t just result in ruined furniture, half-eaten shoes or inappropriate marking, either: behavioral problems are cited as the number one reason for animal abandonment at shelters. The Sentry HC® Good Behavior™ Pheromone Collar is contributing to lowering those numbers by providing pet owners with an over-the-counter way to address behavior issues.
To view the segment, visit http://thebalancingact.com/show_segment.php?id=1482
For more information about the product, please visit http://www.sentrypetcare.com.
About Sergeant’s Pet Care Products
Sergeant’s Pet Care Products, Inc., is based in Omaha, Neb. USA, and is a leading supplier of pet supplies including flea and tick remedies, health and well-being products, natural and formulated treats, rawhide chews, toys and accessories. Sergeant’s has been caring for pets since 1868, is America’s oldest full-line pet supplies company and has one of the most trusted names in pet care. For more information, visit the Sergeant’s web site at http://www.sergeants.com.
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