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In this dvm360 Live!™ segment, host Adam Christman, DVM, MBA, demos the Calmer Canine separation anxiety treatment system. Christman's own dog, Capone, tests out the device to demonstrate its ease of use and features.
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Christopher Pachel, DVM, DACVB, CABC: So we've put the Calmer Canine device on. As you can see, he's got a vest that fits sort of around the thorax, right around the chest here. Comes up and underneath, and then wraps up with some Velcro right around the neck. It ideally fits just a little bit higher on the neck...Really comfortable, really fast to put on. And then the Calmer Canine device fits also right on that Velcro, sits right up behind the base of the head. There's an easy little on/off button. And ideally it's positioned sort of...right behind the base of the head so that it's sitting right over the top while the device is on during that 15 minute treatment period twice a day.
And essentially we do this, right? This is one of the things we were talking about earlier in the piece, when we're thinking about how easy it is. Hang out with your dog, give them some treats and then leave he's hanging out, he's nice and settled. His body is super soft, his body language is relaxed. He's hanging out, just having a grand old time, right?...15 minutes, twice a day, 2 sessions, at least 8 hours apart. Again, 4 to 6 weeks for the overall treatment course. Although one of the things that's actually really cool within the study is that many of the participants noted an initial improvement even within the first 7 days. So we're not gonna guarantee it, of course, but it's not at all uncommon even within the first treatment where we're just a couple minutes in and he's chilling.