Animal Health Technologies to Demonstrate the Calmz™ Anxiety Relief System for Dogs during 2016 AVMA Convention and Veterinary Behavior Symposium

Friday, August 5, 2016 Lifestyle News J E 4

CARROLLTON, Texas, Aug. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Animal Health Technologies announced that the company will demonstrate The Calmz™ Anxiety Relief System, a wearable, non-drug, non-invasive treatment option for dogs that suffer from various types of behavioral anxiety, during the 2016 American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) convention in San Antonio, August 5-9.

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The Calmz Anxiety Relief System was launched publicly to dog owners in June 2016. Leading veterinary behaviorists around the country have tested the system on canine patients whose owners had reported symptoms related to fear, stress and anxiety. The anxiety symptoms are typically triggered by thunderstorms, loud noises, separation, travel and veterinary visits.

"We see a constant flow of dogs that are fearful of Florida's frequent thunderstorms and loud noises," said Lisa Radosta, DVM, DACVB, a board certified veterinary behaviorist with Florida Veterinary Behavior Service in West Palm Beach, Florida. "We have seen positive results in several of our storm phobic patients. In fact, one previously phobic dog can sleep through a storm while wearing the Calmz vest."

Veterinary behaviorists have been conducting demonstration trials with the Calmz Anxiety Relief System for several months, and have documented their canine patients' responses to the system by completing a comprehensive survey. The results from the dog owners are:

  • 85 percent of respondents gave the system a favorable impression
  • 63 percent reported an improvement in reducing their dog's anxiety symptoms
  • 83 percent were satisfied with the results
  • 91 percent would recommend Calmz to a friend

"Clients in my practice have reported that Calmz is well tolerated, and that it reduces their dog's reactions to anxiety triggers," said Christopher Pachel, DVM, DACVB, a board certified veterinary behaviorist with Animal Behavior Clinic in Portland, Oregon. "We are currently incorporating Calmz into treatment plans for a variety of behavior problems including separation anxiety, noise phobia and generalized anxiety."

Buddy Snow, CEO of Animal Health Technologies and the inventor of Calmz, along with Calmz executives Bob Van Schoick, President, and Mark Middleton, Vice President, will be in San Antonio during the 2016 Veterinary Behavior Symposium hosted by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, on August 5.

Veterinary professionals interested in learning more about canine fear and anxiety before the convention can find information at Pet owners can see how to acclimate a dog to the Calmz Anxiety Relief System by watching this video featuring Kristen Levine, Pet Living Expert.

"I know when a thunderstorm is coming because my dog Chilly will pant excessively, hide in a closet or under a table, and cry," said Kristen Levine, Pet Living Expert and spokesperson for Calmz. "To give Chilly the relief he needed, we tried various remedies over the years, but we have found that the Calmz system helps him the most, soothing him and restoring his calm demeanor."

Media interested in scheduling a time to see a demo of Calmz, or to conduct an interview with Calmz executives and Drs. Radosta and Pachel in San Antonio, or by phone, can contact Jillian Cameron at

About the Calmz™ Anxiety Relief SystemIn 2016, Animal Health Technologies, LLC introduced the Calmz™ Anxiety Relief System, bringing a new, non-drug, wearable solution to canine anxiety. The Calmz Anxiety Relief System has been clinically tested by leading veterinary behavioral specialists and has demonstrated statistically significant reductions in negative behavior associated with numerous anxiety triggers. For more information about the Calmz Anxiety Relief System, please visit

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