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From food bowls (that slow down his eating) to treat balls (that entertain and are indestructible) to collar tags (that are easy to read and stay put), Buddy benefited from the products listed below.  I've also included some items at the end that I've used successfully with my other dogs that are worth mentioning because they are very helpful for dogs with anxiety.
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Slow Feed Bowl

The Medium SkidStop Slow Feed Bowl is a heavy duty plastic bowl designed to slow rapid eating, promote regular digestion, and prevent bloating and discomfort for medium sized pets. The Skid Stop bowls were designed with a rubbery base to prevent the bowl from sliding or moving around on the floor while the pet is eating. The rubber bottom creates a firm grip on slippery surfaces to prevent the bowl from moving or tipping, this also helps to prevents spills. Skid Stop bowls are dishwasher safe and are rust and bacteria resistant.

Everlasting Fun Treat Ball

Star Mark Everlasting Fun Ball for Dogs can be filled with Every Flavor Treats, dog food, or anything your dog enjoys to snack on. Use it at meal time for interactive feeding fun. Bright green ball will provide hours of play time for your pooch. It stops boredom with hours of interactive play. The virtually indestructible ball is completely free of latex, vinyl and phthalates. The 1" X 1" opening allows you to fill the ball with almost any treat your dog desires.

  • Virtually indestructible treat dispensing ball
  • holds up to a cup of food
  • extremely durable dishwasher safe material 

Easy Walk No-Pull Harness

 A Great Walk for You and your Dog

The Easy Walk Harness gently discourages your dog from pulling while on a leash. Easy to fit and comfortable to wear, the Easy Walk Harness makes walking enjoyable for you and your dog. The front-chest leash attachment helps you steer your dog to the side and redirect his attention toward you. The chest strap rests across your dog’s chest instead of putting pressure on the delicate throat, so there’s no choking or gagging. Now you can take the lead and enjoy the freedom of stress-free walks.


  • Discourages pulling on the leash
  • Perfect for teaching dogs to walk nicely on a leash
  • Easy to fit and use immediately
  • 4 adjustment points provide maximum comfort and reliable fit
  • Martingale loop in chest piece prevents twisting
  • Quick-snap buckles on shoulder and belly straps for easy on and off
  • Belly strap is a complementary color, making it easy to tell which strap goes over the shoulders and which strap goes under the belly
    • Available in a variety of colors and size combinations 


The KONG Classic has been the gold standard of dog toys for over thirty years. The natural red rubber has a crazy, unpredictable bounce for games of fetch, and it is extremely tough for chew sessions. KONG rubber toys are proudly made in the USA, and have been recommended by vets and trainers more than any other dog toy. KONG’s performance and durability is legendary. 

KONG toys are widely used as therapy for prevention of boredom, separation anxiety, and other behavioral issues. Providing food or treat-stuffed KONG toys for your dogs can keep them contently busy working, and out of trouble for long periods of time. 

Note:  Instead of peanut butter, try stuffing some coconut oil in the kong.

Nylabone Dura Chew Plus Textured Ring Dog Chew Toy

This veterinarian recommended Nylabone Durable is a long lasting chew designed for powerful chewers. Multiple textures offer increased tactile and chewing appeal. Bristles raised during chewing help clean teeth and the cleaning action helps control plaque and tartar build-up.

Collar Tag - Rectangle Shape Pet ID Tag

Our collar tags are stylish, chew proof and silent. These rugged and light weight plastic tags are easy to attach to all collars because they lay flat against the collar and are held in place by an ultra thin Velcro-like fastener molded into the back that opens and closes to go around the collar.

Natures Miracle Advanced Allergen Reducer

Natures Miracle Advanced Allergen Reducer, Instantly breaks down and neutralizes pet allergens and the strongest pet odors from the air, fabric and hard surfaces. It also instantly breaks down and neutralizes the strongest pet odors, leaving behind a fresh citrus scent. Spray in the air, or on surfaces such as pet beds, blankets, clothing, bedding, upholstery, sofas, carpets, drapes, cars or anywhere your pet goes. Safe for use around children and pets.

Miracle Care 2-in-1 De-Shedder and Vacuum Cleaner

Used alone as a hand tool, or with any standard vacuum cleaner, the Miracle De-Shedder makes grooming any coat type easy. The unique angled blade easily removes loose hair from the undercoat while the ergonomic handle provides a comfortable grip for the user.


With its patent-pending design, Thundershirt's gentle, constant pressure has a dramatic calming effect for most dogs if they are anxious, fearful or over-excited. Pressure has a calming effect on the nervous system and is used to relieve anxiety. Thundershirt is an excellent treatment for most types of dog anxiety and fear issues. For many anxieties, we recommend just putting on a Thundershirt and observing the results (No training!). You very well may see significant improvement for noise, crate, travel, barking and others with absolutely no training. For more complicated anxiety cases, we recommend using Thundershirt as part of a behavior modification program. One thing is for certain, for a very large percentage of dogs, Thundershirt's gentle, constant pressure has a terrific calming effect. This has obvious benefits for most types of anxiety. But Thundershirt is also a very useful tool for managing excitability or hyperactivity with strangers, on the leash, or in a training environment. Thundershirt's calming effect helps a dog to focus (or refocus) her energies in a more constructive direction, allowing training to be more effective. 

Vetri-Science Composure

COMPOSURE™ Bite-Sized Chews are for dogs exhibiting nervousness, hyperactivity, anxiety or responding to environmentally- induced stress. It is an advanced formula that contains a combination of factors, not found in other calming formulas, that support balanced behavior.

Active Ingredients Per Approximately 1 Chew:
Thiamine (Vitamin B1) . . . . . . . . . . .134 mg
C3™ (Colostrum Calming Complex) . . . . . . 22 mg
L-Theanine (Suntheanine® brand) . . . . . . 21 mg

Bach Rescue remedy for Pets

Natural Stress Relief or Pets.  

Rescue Remedy Pet is a combination of 5 Bach Flower Remedies to help your pet deal with stressful situations such as; going to the Vet, the Groomer, Thunderstorms and during firework. This alcohol-free formulation  is preserved in Glycerin for the most sensitive animals and comes in two sizes 10 & 20 ml.

Mellow Out®

Helps to calm the nervous or jittery animals who may be moody or irritable or on edge all the time. For overly anxious and anticipatory animals who tend to lose control easily. Great to use prior to competition, during thunderstorms or firework displays. Never leave home without it.

Available in 1oz. size

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