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ZenCrate Could Help Soothe Your Dog's Anxiety

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A thunderstorm is brewing. How do you know? Your dog Milo is showing classic signs of distress: panting, shaking, and pacing around the room. To make matters worse, you're about to leave for work. A "smart" den could save your pup's day. ZenCrate was designed to help dogs cope with their greatest anxieties, including thunderstorms, fireworks, and separation.

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A Canine Cocoon

Dr. Nick Dodman of Tufts University's Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in Massachusetts tells Medical Daily that 20 percent of the 80 million dogs in the U.S. suffer from separation anxiety. For senior dogs, this number climbs to nearly 50 percent. What's the root of this anxiety? Emotional distress. While dog owners can combat anxiety with medication, they're slow to take effect. Now, your dog can retreat to a crate that's designed to be the ultimate doggy safe house.

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When your pup enters a ZenCrate, the crate senses their entry and starts playing a soothing playlist of over 1000 songs "selected based on research studies." The acoustics were designed to block out loud thunder or fireworks noises, while keeping in the comforting tunes. ZenCrate also incorporates a memory foam mattress and technology that decreases vibrations. Pair these features with the crate's "confined geometry" and "reduced light exposure," and you have the perfect canine cocoon.

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Keep An Eye On Your Fur Baby

If you're still worried about your pup—they've got you covered. ZenCrate comes with a Wi-Fi enabled camera that lets you see your dog from your smartphone. That way, you can make sure Milo is enjoying his reggae music. It was also designed to be attractive in your home, with a wooden finish and detachable door inserts. If you need an extra push to preorder your crate, ZenCrate also comes with a motion-activated fan and a battery backup. Milo's all set.

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