Friends of the Dog Rescue Spray (50ml)
Offering a home to an adult shelter dog, is to us at least, one of the most rewarding experiences that a person can have. Not only have you got yourself a wonderful new companion, you have taken a dog from a stressful situation, and perhaps even saved it from an untimely end, and we have nothing but utter admiration for those that take this route. However, are you really prepared for this new arrival?
When we take a pup into our homes, we are presented with a clean slate, and it is how we interact, socialize and train that pup which will produce the end result. Yes, there is always the aspect of nature (personality, genetics, etc) interfering in our nurturing attempts, but overall the possibility of a successful outcome is high if we do our side of things in the correct manner.
An adolescent or adult shelter dog is a totally different kettle of fish, as the saying goes. The dog may have ended up in a shelter due to its owners relocating, downsizing etc, but so often the dogs Scotty Valadao, Canine Behaviour Consultant (ABC of SA), and owner of Friends of the Dog, have worked with that were rescue dogs, ended up in the shelter due to a myriad of behavioural problems. What makes this especially sad is that if the pet parents had more knowledge of their dogs and how to handle them, so many of these abandoned dogs would have become well behaved members of the family rather than end up as a statistic.
It is often advisable to call for the help of a professional and you will find a canine behaviour professional at www.animal-behaviour.org.za. Read our blog post on Behaviour Modification versus Training.
When you receive your spray, it will be in a dark coloured bottle with a sealed top. To use, open the top, remove the stopper and insert the spray attachment. Keep the bottle out of the sunlight and should you not be using for a period of time - then replace the sealed cap to avoid evaporation.
There are two methods to apply:
- Spray onto your own hands and then stroke over your dogs face, avoiding the eyes. This will allow the spray to be efficiently absorbed by the olfactory system. The highly volatile molecules are absorbed through the mucous membranes of the nose, eyes and mouth from where they are dispersed. The anxiolytic (anxiety-reducing) effects of numerous organic extracts are well-documented and are now being explored to a far greater degree.
- You can spray above the dog’s head and allow the mist to drift down onto the dogs face.
The spray is totally natural and safe, even around children and pregnant ladies. It is best not to spray directly onto the dog's coat, especially if your dog is one of the albino breeds where skin can be more sensitive.
- 99.6% purified ionised water
- 0.3% alcohol
- 0.1% herbal tincture of Club Moss; Black Stinkwood; Chamomile; Korean Ginseng ; Oats ;Passion Flower ;St. Johns Wort; Valerian; Iodium; Wolf's Bane; Yellow Jasmine.
In terms of Act 36/1947, the product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
PLEASE NOTE that herbal and other natural products can harm your animals – not all plants are safe and gentle! Do not attempt using any of the ingredients listed, or any other plant matter, without the guidance of a qualified herbalist.
Rescue Spray (50ml)
- Brand: Friends of the Dog
- Product Code: FS-AP-RESCUE-01
- Availability: 3
- Ex Tax: R140.87