SOURCE: Sergeant's Pet Care Products

Sergeant's Pet Care Products

August 11, 2011 15:18 ET

Family Pets Get Help From Sergeant's Pet Care Products for Back-to-School Season

OMAHA, NE--(Marketwire - Aug 11, 2011) - Back-to-school time can be exciting and positive for both students and their parents. For the family pet, however, there is a downside -- more time alone during the day. With children home far less and the house quieter, family pets can easily fall victim to separation anxiety. Sergeant's Pet Care Products, Inc., has a simple, convenient and proven solution that has become a must-have item during back-to-school shopping: the Sentry Good Behavior Pheromone Collar.

While tricks like leaving the TV or radio on may help alleviate some of the loneliness, the stress of being all alone persists for most pets. "Many pets are reassured by the presence of family members more frequently during the summer months," explained Caryn Stichler, vice president of marketing at Sergeant's. "When the family routine changes as kids go back to school, this can be very unsettling for them. The separation anxiety they feel can even cause negative behaviors like house soiling, digging and scratching at carpets and furniture or excessive barking or howling. When these behaviors are caused by separation anxiety and stress, a pheromone collar can be the most effective and cost conscious solution."

The Sentry Good Behavior Pheromone Collar, available for both dogs and cats, contains a pheromone that mimics the natural pheromone produced by mother cats and dogs and emitted to calm their young. Dogs and cats respond to this calming pheromone throughout their lives. The pheromone collar has shown to be very effective in reducing stress and anxiety -- proven out by both laboratory results and the experience of thousands of pet owners across the country. It's so effective, in fact, that it's been used in conservation programs in South Africa on African wild dogs and cats. Read more at

Because the collar is worn by the pet, it goes where they go and calms them at all times. The pheromones are emitted for 30 days, so a once-a-month collar change is all that is needed. Best of all, because the pheromones are not absorbed into the blood stream, they can be used on pets of all ages and even those who take medications. There is no fear of interaction or overdose and the collars are safe around children.

Sentry Good Behavior Pheromone Collars are available at pet specialty stores nationwide. To learn more about them, visit

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About Sergeant's Pet Care Products

Sergeant's Pet Care Products, Inc., is based in Omaha, Neb. USA, and is a leading supplier of pet supplies including flea and tick remedies, health and well-being products, natural and formulated treats, rawhide chews, toys, accessories, dental care products and aquatics. Sergeant's has been caring for pets since 1868, and is America's oldest full-line pet supplies company with one of the most trusted names in pet care. For more information, visit the Sergeant's website at To be a part of the ongoing conversation about pet health, join Sergeant's large Facebook fan page, Pet Health Central (

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