Just like humans, pets can experience fears and phobias. There are a whole host of triggers from thunder and lightning to loneliness, and every dog is different. While one might be fine with fireworks, for example, another might be terrified – just like Ernie.
If you’re parent to an anxious pup, check out Nolattie. Its hand-crafted artisan candles are simply gorgeous but one in particular – Dogs’ Sanctuary – has been created with nervous pets in mind.
There are seven different scents in the luxurious range, from Baby Soft to Open Fire, but Dogs’ Sanctuary is made with essential oils specifically chosen to ease anxiety. With top notes of citrus, it also helps to neutralise odours ensuring your home will never smell of Eau de Dog again!
Each candle is hand-poured by Nolattie founder Joanne Phillips in her Bedfordshire studio and comes in a brightly-coloured box with cute paw print design. With an average burn time of up to 50 hours, the candles provide pets with long-lasting relief and also come with a handy card telling you how to make the most of them.
We tested the Dogs’ Sanctuary candle during the festive season when there are almost constant fireworks – especially on New Year’s Eve. Ernie always reacts by shaking or barking and every night, it’s a constant battle to try and make him calm and comfortable.
Usually, he takes himself off to a quiet, dark corner but with the candle burning, he was happy to stay in the lounge and come for cuddles on the sofa. Sure, the noise was still bothering him but this was massive progress.
As an added bonus for us, the candle smelled divine and somehow scents the house even when it’s not burning so I thoroughly recommend it!
Buy the Dogs’ Sanctuary candle for £21.50 (including P&P) from nolattie.co.uk.