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We would do anything for our pets, which is why it can be so heartbreaking to watch them struggle with stress and fear. We might know that the thunder will pass, the fireworks are no real danger, or a vet visit is for their own good—but they don’t. Cue sad whines, shaky limbs, and a whole host of other anxious responses.
In your quest to find ways to soothe your pet’s fear, you’ve probably come across dog calming collars. You might have also seen the mixed reviews and wondered if these tools are actually effective in soothing a dog’s stress. To learn more about these calming devices, including both how and whether they work, we consulted veterinarians and tested some collars ourselves.