SENTRY® GOOD Behavior® Lavender Chamomile Cat Calming Collar
I was hoping that this collar would keep my older cat calm, so that she didn't fight with the kitten. I was really disappointed when she growled and hissed after she had the collar on for over 12 hours.
December 19, 2014
Product triggered constant washing
Recently, I'd felt at my wit's end because my indoor-only 3 year old female Siamese cat had developed a habit of waking up in the wee hours of the night and engaging in repetitive behaviors, such as pacing and meowing, or fixating on my tall dresser and repeatedly trying to jump up on it.
After reading so many positive reviews, I decided to give this product a try, at least until I could get her to the vet to rule out any underlying medical issues. I do agree with other reviewers that the fragrance is quite strong and unpleasant although still somewhat tolerable.
Immediately after putting the Sentry collar on her, I noticed her continuously washing, mostly around her neck area. I observed her engage in this behavior for about twenty minutes or so before I finally removed the collar. Although she eventually settled down, she did continue to wash her neck for a while even after removing the collar.
To experiment, I tried the collar on her three other times and she had the same exact response. Despite her other recent behavioral issues, I've never noticed any problem with her daily grooming.
I am not sure what triggered her excessive washing--whether it was something to do with the actual pheromones or the lavender/chamomile scent. I don't think it has anything to do with the collar because she has always worn a breakaway collar without issue.
Because I never was able to leave the collar on her for an extended time, I am not sure whether it would have stopped the nighttime pacing or fixations. I ended up discontinuing use of the product as I felt it was not worth risking her developing a new obsessive behavior.
I suppose there is a possibility I might have more success trying one of the room diffusers although haven't yet decided whether or not it's worth a try.
November 5, 2014
We moved four days ago and one of our three cats has not adjusted well. He spent ALL night incessantly meowing, loudly, keeping my husband and I up most of the night. In fact, we have not felt this sleep deprived since our 19 month old was born. At our wits end, I purchased this product, and as soon as the cat started to meow tonight, I slipped this collar on and have heard two peeps from him since. He is actively, but quietly, exploring the new place. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this product!!
September 16, 2014
New Home Panic Attacks
This collar is amazing! We just moved into our new house and our 1 year old cat, having never experienced anything outside of our old apartment, was in a constant state of panic. He hid under his blanket, panting, shaking and heart racing, for a night and a day.
After putting the collar on him and letting him hide under the covers for another 30 minutes, we brought him out. Our cat cuddled on my fiance's lap and purred for about 10 minutes and then went exploring. The collar was just the thing to break him out of his anxiety and let his curiosity kick in. I wish I had picked it up earlier!
August 12, 2014