Dog Calming & Anxiety Products
It is common for dog's to get anxiety or stress for a number of reasons, luckily there are many dog calming products to help with this issue. Anxiety can be caused by travelling, fireworks, thunderstorms, separation and changing environments to name a few. Like humans, anxiety can be a terrible feeling for pets and really change their behaviour. Dog calm products come in a number of different solutions including tablets, sprays, collars, shirts, treats, drops, food, bedding and paste. Find the best dog anxiety supplements and calming products from trusted brands online.
Dog Calming FAQs
What are the best dog calming products?
For short term treatment solutions for thunderstorms or fireworks, the Thundershirt or Adaptil spray has had amazing results. Natural Animal Solutions TravelEze has also had some great results. For long term treatment for separation anxiety and generally anxious dogs, and daily supplement is recommended. Vetafarm B-Calm is excellent, as the b-tryptophan acts as a mood stabiliser and helps produce melatonin and serotonin. Similar products like Paw by Blackmores Calming Multivitamin chew or Natural Animal Solutions Calm Tablets are also great options to use. These products will also help with stress from storms.
What are dog calming products, and how do they work?
Dog calming products are supplements or other products designed to help reduce anxiety, stress, and other behavioural issues in dogs. They typically contain natural ingredients like chamomile, valerian L-tryptophan or L-theanine, which can have a calming effect on the nervous system. Some products like Adaptil also contain pheromones, which can help to create a sense of comfort and security for dogs.
What types of behavioural issues can dog calming products help with?
Dog calming products can help with a variety of behavioural issues, including separation anxiety, noise phobias (such as fear of thunder or fireworks), general anxiety or nervousness, and hyperactivity or over excitement. During Covid-19 lockdowns, many dogs became use to having someone at home with them all the time. Once, we got back to our previous routines, many dogs had separation anxiety as they had never been left on their own.
Are dog calming products safe?
Yes, dog calming products are considered safe. In our 20 years experience with these products, we have not seen a dog have an adverse reaction to them. Although side effects are very unlikely, it is always best to keep a close eye on your pet when giving them a new supplement.
How long does it take for dog calming products to work?
The time it takes for dog calming products to work can vary depending on the product and the individual dog. Some products such as Adaptil may start to take effect within 15 minutes, while others may take several days or weeks to produce noticeable results.
Are dog calming products addictive?
No, most dog calming products are not addictive. They work by helping to calm the nervous system and reduce anxiety, rather than by creating a sense of euphoria or pleasure.
Can dog calming products be used long-term?
Yes, many dog calming products can be used safely and effectively over the long-term. Products that use ingredients such as L-tryptophan generally will be more effective if they are used over long periods.
Can dog calming supplements be used with other medications?
Dog calming products can be used safely in conjunction with other medications. However, it's always a good idea to consult with your veterinarian before combining any new supplements or medications with your dog's current treatment plan.
About Dog Calming Products
The world can be a very stressful place, and it’s not only people that feel it. Pets can also feel anxiety when in situations that they find to be stressful. For dogs, this can be caused by a wide range of things. Maybe they are sensitive to loud noises. It could be that they are being pestered by children or other dogs. Dogs also tend to form a very close bond with their owners, and they can become extremely stressed if this bond is broken. It can also be caused by physical discomfort.
Shirts that wrap tightly around your pet simulate the feeling of being held, which can be very reassuring to them. This reassurance helps to keep them calm in situations they find stressful. Herbal remedies are also available that help to keep your pet as calm as possible. Soothing ointments and gels can also be used to help alleviate any pain or discomfort that may be contributing to anxiety.
If your dog is behaving badly, it may be that something is causing them anxiety. In many cases, it is possible to locate the source of the anxiety and put a stop to it. If that is not an option, there are at least some remedies available that can help to relieve the stress that’s being placed on your pets.
Please note: The information on this webpage about dog calming products is relevant to the Australian pet market.
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