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The Honest Paws Calm Vest is a natural, drug-free solution that helps soothe dogs experiencing anxiety by distributing pressure over their back and sides. Light-weight and durable, you’ll be able to take it with you wherever.

A Calm Vest is helpful in any situation where your dog struggles with fear, stress, and nervousness. Anxiety is common for many dogs, with triggers ranging from loud noises like thunderstorms and fireworks to social situations, vet visits, and car travel. Your pet may even have irrational fears in public places like slippery floors, and the wearing of a Calm Vest can calm them. 

Your pet may be struggling with anxiety if they display the following symptoms:

  • Pacing

  • Panting

  • Diarrhea

  • Vocal cues: whining, barking, crying

  • Destructive behavior

  • Escape attempts

  • Hiding.

When To Use A Calm Vest

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A Calm Vest is helpful in any situation where your dog struggles with fear, stress, and nervousness. Anxiety is common for many dogs, with triggers ranging from loud noises like thunderstorms and fireworks to social situations, vet visits, and car travel. Your pet may even have irrational fears in public places like slippery floors, and the wearing of a Calm Vest can calm them. 

Your pet may be struggling with anxiety if they display the following symptoms:

  • Pacing

  • Panting

  • Diarrhea

  • Vocal cues: whining, barking, crying

  • Destructive behavior

  • Escape attempts

  • Hiding.

How To Apply Calm Vest

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To fit a Calm Vest on your pet, you need first to buy the correct size. Our Honest Paws Calm Vest sizing works accordingly:

  • Small: Chest width - 17"" - 21""

  • Medium: Chest width - 22"" - 24""

  • Large: Chest width - 25"" - 30""

The velcro straps stretch and attach around your dog's neck and torso with the main covering over your pet's back. Ideally, the Calm Vest should be a snug fit without limiting movement, breathing, or everyday activity. For the first few wears, wrap the Calm Vest around your pet loosely so that they can get used to it.

Mixing CBD Products and Calm Vest

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Together, high-quality CBD products and a Calm Vest can be an effective way of supporting your dog when they need help coping with stressful situations. 

CBD (Cannabidiol) products derived from full-spectrum hemp are safe for pets and offer a range of health-boosting benefits. As a holistic care product, CBD can support your pet's immune system and protect them from the damaging impact of stress on the canine body. 

Honest Paws CBD oil, bites, or chews helps maintain contentment during travel, separation, and tension caused by changes in your pet's daily routine. The full-spectrum hemp interacts with your pet's endocannabinoid system to balance and harmonize various functions, including their mood. While the Calm Vest provides an external comfort, CBD oil can promote a calming effect internally.

Bonus: Honest Paws offers free shipping on orders over $48, so by purchasing a Calm Vest and a CBD product together, pet parents are eligible for this great offer.

Calm Vest With Medication

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A Calm Vest can be used with other treatment methods and over-the-counter or prescription medication. It is safe for your pet and will not interfere with different treatment approaches. 

Your vet will be able to inform you as to whether your dog needs more drastic anti-anxiety measures. 

Dogs with extreme anxiety disorders or phobias may benefit from a more aggressive approach, including a medication prescription of a sedative (Acepromazine or Valium), anti-anxiety medication (Sileo), or antidepressant drugs (Trazodone). Depending on your pet, these drugs can be given chronically or in anticipation of a stressful event. Remember to ask your vet about the adverse reactions that you can expect from prescription medication. 

Anxiety can be caused by chronic pain or discomfort due to underlying illness. It's also normal for many senior dogs to experience anxiety due to cognitive decline. Therefore, taking your dog for regular wellness exams and having your furbaby assessed for underlying illness is a vital part of pet care.

How To Store A Calm Vest

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After a few wears, you can wash your dog's Calm Vest in a machine on a regular cycle. Once it's completely air-dried, store it in a ventilated closet or shelf with all your other doggie hygiene and health items. You can also hang a Calm Vest by the front door, reminding you to fit it onto your hound before a trip to the vet or a park. 

Wherever you decide to store it, make sure you'll be able to easily find your dog's Calm Vest when they're feeling panicky. The last thing your pet needs is for you to frantically be searching for their calming aid while they need your full attention and care. 

There are many benefits to using calming aids for dogs. Having a Calm Vest is a simple way to offer your pet some comfort.

We use organic, full-spectrum hemp oil with naturally occurring CBD your pet will love.
Full-spectrum CBD oil is considered the highest quality, most effective CBD oil. This is because instead of just containing CBD, it contains a full range of cannabinoids (like CBD) and terpenes. Terpenes are aromatic oils that come from the same glands as CBD in the hemp plant. We use terpene profiles that promote the desired effect.

For instance, our Calming Bites have a terpene profile that is known to promote relaxation and stress-relief. While our Relief Bites have a terpene profile that is known for supporting healthy bones and joints.
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