As many of you know, I LOVE LOVE LOVE when a reader reports back about their giveaways winnings – thanks to Michele for sharing how Pet Remedy helped to transition a new Ragdoll kitten into her home with two resident Ragdoll cats.
Sorry it has taken me so long to send this to you, but I wanted to wait until the kitten arrived and I had a chance to integrate the family and see how everyone adjusted. Here is my review of the Pet Remedy pack that I won.
I won the Pet Remedy Pack that included the plug in diffuser and a spray bottle from the Floppycats contest . I was really excited to get it because in a few weeks, we were getting a new Ragdoll kitten and I was concerned about the integration between my existing 6 & 7 year old cats and the new addition. The night before the kitten arrived, we put the diffuser in the hallway right outside the door where the kitten would be staying, knowing that our existing cats would be interested and sit outside his door. I used the spray bottle the morning he arrived to spray around the room where he would be and on the bed that I had for him, hopeful to calm any jitters he may have. I wasn’t sure what to expect, as we had used another brand in the past and never had any luck.
The big day arrived and the new kitten (Loxley) arrived, fresh off a plane ride, and like most kittens…anxious to explore! We whisked him off to his room and our 2 other cats (Duncan and Bronte) were fast on our heels to find out what we had. Duncan and Bronte were very curious and kept pacing in front of the door. Eventually, I brought Loxley out and let him explore his new home. Duncan and Bronte followed him…from a distance. This continued for 2 days before Loxley had free reign of the house and every nook and cranny he could find. There was hissing…but no fighting, which was great. I moved the diffuser to our bedroom because that’s where Bronte hides when she is feeling less than confident. During this time, she hid there a lot (about a full week). The problem was, as much as she didn’t want to be near Loxley, he wanted to be near her. He seemed to be smitten with her and she wanted nothing to do with him. I was concerned about having it in the bedroom because I am sensitive to smells and was afraid it was going to cause headaches. The smell is “unusual” at first and a bit strong, but it immediately dissipates and isn’t noticeable. I was pleasantly surprised! It never bothered me.
Fast forward to one month later. Everyone gets along pretty well already. Duncan is a soft soul and tolerates Loxley’s shenanigans pretty well. Bronte still doesn’t like too much “kitten time” and runs to find her safe space. But the cool thing is, I have found her several times going over to the diffuser and putting her nose on it when Loxley starts to chase her. I don’t know if it is intentional or if it’s because it is right at nose level, but I always joke that she’s taking a hit of her “calming juice”. I can’t guarantee that this has been the reason that they have all gotten along as well as they have, but it certainly seems to work better than other products I have tried.
The attached picture was taken last weekend. I went outside to pick some tomatoes and came back in to this…they were a little freaked out about me going outside for some reason. Left to right: Duncan, Loxley, and Bronte.
Thanks again for the contest!
Pet Remedy comes calming sprays that can be used in your home, in the car, in the pet’s carrier and more. Vets in the UK have used it to spray on their clothes to be more appealing to the kitties and pups that they are working on.
Pet Remedy is made from herbal essences, Valerian, sweet basil, sage and vetiver.