|Top Ingredients||Active Ingredients: (Per 2 Soft Chews) L-Tryptophan, Chamomile, Thiamine...||Active Ingredients: Omega-6 Fatty Acids (Flaxseed, Hemp, Lecithin)...||Thiamine (Vitamin B1), L-Theanine, Chamomile...||Barley Flour, Brewers Dried Yeast, Brown Rice Flour...||Active Ingredients: (Per 1 Chew) Thiamine (Vitamin B1), C3 Tm (Colostrum Calming Complex), L-Theanine....|
|Lifestage||Kitten, Adult, Senior||Kitten, Adult, Senior||Adult||All Lifestages||Kitten, Adult, Senior|
|Health Feature||Calming||Calming||Calming, Recovery||Calming||Calming|
|Food Flavor||Unflavored||Unflavored||Chicken||Chicken||Poultry, Meat, Chicken, Liver|
|Breed Size||—||—||Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds||—||—|
|Special Diet||—||—||No Corn No Wheat No Soy, N/A, Natural||No Corn No Wheat No Soy||—|
I would say 3 stars because the texture of these are awfully sandy, and my guy wants nothing to do with them whole, despite him loving salmon, but I crumble them up into said 'sand' and mix into his wet food. 3.5 stars for efficacy (its not the dose, I'm an adult human and get KO-ed by 0.5mg), but I'm sure it's genetic-dependent like humans. (Fera Calming powder worked better for us) 5 stars for minimal, yet effective ingredients, no chicken, and no gluten! I'd still recommend them because they can always be crumbled up, but YMMV on efficacy of course depending on your cat, just like any other supplement or medication.
None of my cats love the flavor of these. I'm always surprised at the number of cat supplements that aren't flavored with common things that a cat likes. In any case, these really don't do anything to calm my cats. 1 that is 17 years old. The other is 8. I have to coat these treats with a crushed up treat that they DO like. In any case, I've even given 2 at once and it does nothing. I think it's because there's not enough melatonin in this product. A 12lb cat could easily take 1mg. Even 1/2 mg to start, these have a miniscule amount of melatonin.
When I received the package one of the containers had opened the lid and the plastic seal were off and the contents were loose in the main box. No big deal. The sad part is that neither of my cats will eat them. I was disappointed for sure.
The product seems to work but it’s difficult to get my cat to eat it. I think she doesn’t like the taste.
Unfortunately, my cats despise these. I have a 4 month old kitten and a 4 year old cat and both of them refuse to eat these. I’ve tried every method of feeding them to them that I can and they both have zero interest. They’ve both tried tasting them but immediately spit them back out. :( I don’t know if they taste bad or if my babies are just being finicky but these are they only treats they’ve ever done this with.
I have a 2-year-old male kittee who despite being neutered still finds every moment to irritate the other 4 little girls here. So far as I have tried this chew, it did seem to calm him although it didn't last as long as I had hoped. Would purchase this product again as perhaps it just needs to be used more often. THANKS CHEWY !!!!!
I purchased these as a treat for my cat before we go to the vet. Makes it a little bit easier to get her into her carrier and she's calm throughout the car ride and vet visit.
I picked these up from my pet store looking for something to calm my cat in car rides. Specifically, a 2-3 hour drive from my house to my parents house I've been planning for several weeks. Firstly, the treats are just slightly larger than your average cat treat so my cat kind of awkwardly picks them up and drops them from his mouth. Secondly, they do crumble very easily but I find that they have better consistency when either whole or dipped in water. Most importantly, I can only assume these things taste like dirt just from what they smell like to me, because my cat does not like to eat these. I had to dip it in some water and feed it to him pill style to get him to take it. He did start to get sleepy after 30 minutes of eating it so they do work as stated. As far as the car ride went, usually he cries in the car but he did in fact stay quiet and attempt to sleep through the whole ride. There are moments where he'll wake up and cry, but usually that's because of really rough conditions of the road or me needing to hit the brakes because of traffic. Once these moments pass, he will try to go back to sleep. I would say that if you use these on occasion and are prepared to try different methods to get your pet to take them, then you're getting your moneys worth since the shelf life on these aren't too bad. Just from what I needed which was an aid to get my cat to try and nap through a fairly short drive it seems to work. But I would not use these for regularly anxious cats as a daily supplement to calm them, or as something for very long car rides/stressful events. Melatonin is just a hormone naturally produced by your body to start your sleep cycle, so these aids are only good if you need your cat to nap through something for a brief time. Not if you need them to sleep through something really stressful or calm down their anxiety. I would also not recommend buying the other products from this brand that they market as more of a daily supplement. (the digestive enzymes, the hairball control, etc.) The chews all seem to be made of the same material based on the ingredients list, with differing active ingredients for each of the marketed uses. Based on my cat, since he didn't like the taste of this one, I think it's safe to assume he won't like the taste of any of them. It was difficult enough for me to get my cat to eat this just for the once-in-a-while stay with my parents. I cannot fathom how difficult it would be to get your cat to eat these as a supplement every day.
I was in the middle of a move and I know my cat gets anxious when he goes outside so I bought these. They worked well! It took a little more than 30min for them to take effect but I could see the difference. It wasn't perfect as I could still hear him fussing but it definitely helped in calming him down.
I've been using these calming treats for a couple months for my two cats, both almost a year old. While it does help them relax at night before bed, they don't like the taste of the treats by themselves. I also try to play with them for a good 30 minutes and then feed them their last meal close to bedtime to increase the chances of them sleeping mostly through the night. When I don't have the time or energy to play with them, these treats do still help relax them. My two cats will not eat these treats plain so I'll either hide the treats really well in wet wood and feed them just before bed or smear the treats in those lickable cat puree treats. One container for both cats usually lasts me about a month, sometimes longer as I don't give them these treats every single night.