Monday, November 14, 2016

Keep Calm and Play On with PetSafe Calming Toys

Do you have a nervous or anxious dog? Do loud noises, like thunder or fireworks, make your dog scared? Have you been looking for something that can help distract your dog and help him/her calm down during these times? If so, you may want to look into the new Busy Buddy® Chamomile-Scented Calming Toys by PetSafe®.

oz keep calm and play on with PetSafe Calming Toys for dogs

We received PetSafe® Busy Buddy® Chamomile-Scented Calming Toys 2-pack in exchange for sharing about the new product but Oz the Terrier only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. PetSafe is not responsible for the content of this article.

The PetSafe Busy Buddy Chamomile-Scented Calming Toys are designed to keep your dog busy playing while keeping your dog relaxed and worry-free. The Calming Toys come in a two-pack with the durable Squirrel Dude™ toy and the Barnacle toy both of which offer chambers where you can put treats, kibble or peanut butter to reward your dog for playing.

oz PetSafe Busy Buddy Chamomile-Scented Calming Toys for dogs 2-pack

Both Calming Toys are scented with chamomile to help promote relaxation. Chamomile is known to have muscle-relaxing, anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic properties and has been used effectively as a supplement for dogs and cats. Used as an aromatherapy, as it is with the PetSafe Calming Toys, it can be a great natural remedy to alleviate stress and anxiety.

Oz loves almost any toy that dispenses treats so I knew he would play with the Busy Buddy toys but I didn’t think much about him noticing the chamomile scent. Well, he noticed and why wouldn’t he? We all know a dog’s sense of smell is thousands of times better than humans.

petsafe chamomile-scented toys as aromatherapy for anxious dogs

Oz played with the Busy Buddy Chamomile-Scented dog toys like he would play with any durable rubber toy filled with treats. He pawed at the toy, licked it and tossed it about the living room. However, every so often he would stop to actually sniff and smell the toy. It is difficult for me to say that he became less anxious because Oz is generally not a nervous or anxious dog but maybe since the scent encourages a dog to stop and sniff, it would be an effective aromatherapy for nervous dogs.

The PetSafe Busy Buddy Chamomile-Scented Calming Toys sell for $19.99 and come in four sizes. The toys use PetSafe’s patented Treat Meter which can be adjusted by trimming the prongs to allow treats to come out faster. The two-pack also comes with a booklet that includes training and behavior advice from professional dog trainers. Calming Toys are dishwasher safe.

Do you know a dog that could benefit from PetSafe Busy Buddy Chamomile-Scented Calming Toys?


  1. This sounds like a great toy! Super review, Oz!

  2. what a great invention, with this buddy the "in the wardrobe" and "under the bed" times can be over :o)

  3. That's a good idea but we only like soft toys for some reason
    Lily & Edward

  4. Mom once tried come calming scents on her pillow hoping it would put her into a sleep trance...
    alas it did not but the aroma was lovely.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  5. Mom was wondering if these would be good toys to have on hand when my cousin Willow comes over to play - we get too wound up - maybe it would help us be calmer
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  6. Bentley and Pierre love their Calming Toys and they do smell great!

  7. Sounds like a fun toy for all of us, anxious or not. And that lavender color alone is quite calming:)

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  8. This is very creative and looks fun!

  9. I.. Frankie Furter am a Nerfus Nellie when it comes to STORMS... butt I am not big on hard rubber toys... all my Treat Toys are just Puzzle types... I don't really like Hard Rubber toys much... IF I Did like these I know that the SQUIRREL would be my FAVORITE... I would give that THINGY a Much Needed Mauling. Just Sayin.

  10. This might be something Jakey would use(he suffers from separation anxiety) and he just loves to chew toys!

  11. CALM?? Ma would say YES! PLEASE!!!! I would say..pffffft! Maybe Ma can tie it around my collar and it will calm me during my ear vettie visits! BOL
    I DO loves the squirrel one! OMD, I thinks I could REALLY do some damage...BOL!!!
    Ruby ♥

  12. I love the idea of the chamomile. I drink chamomile tea to relax. Ruby has separation anxiety and what I call pre-separation anxiety when she knows we are about to leave. Wonder if this might help?

  13. Hi hi hi! Ojo here! I love food puzzles!!!


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