Thursday, January 28, 2016

Calming Aids for Dogs, Cats, and other Animals

When dogs cannot adapt to stress, it can lead to anxiety, nervousness, hyperactivity, excess barking, abnormal urine marking, trembling or shivering, and destructive or aggressive behavior. Animals have emotions too. They feel fear, anger, jealousy, depression, happiness and joy just like us. Unfortunately, we are not able to ask our pet why it acts depressed, but we do know if it misses a friend or gets overly excited around new people and that is how we select the correct remedies for our animals. Let me tell you about a few products that can aid in the calming of your pet when it is stressed out.

Bach Rescue Remedy

Rescue Remedy Pet is an alcohol free variation of the original stress relieving formula Rescue Remedy that has been available for more than 80 years. It can be used to create a calming effect in any stressful situation, or when your pet needs help overcoming a variety of emotional or behavioral problems.
Rescue Remedy Pet contains a blend of 5 of the 38 Bach Original Flower Remedies, as developed by Dr. Edward Bach, which help your pet cope with different emotional aspects of stressful situations:
Rock Rose, for terror and panic
Impatiens, addresses irritation and impatience
Clematis, for inattentiveness and lack of interest
Star of Bethlehem, for shock or trauma
Cherry Plum, for a lack of self-control
Bach Rescue Remedy can be found in a 10ml bottle with dropper and you can either put it in your pets food, water, on a treat, or directly in their mouth.

Pet Naturals Calming Chews

Calming is an advanced formula that contains a combination of ingredients not found in other calming formulas, such as L-Theanine (Suntheanine brand), and Thiamine (Vitamin B1), all of which support neurotransmitter balance and relaxation to address stress-related behavior. L-Theanine is known to support dopa-mine and GABA balance, while Thiamine supports normal disposition and a healthy appetite. They are available in a small size for dogs 25 pounds and under, and a medium-large size for dogs 26 pounds and over.

Sam’s Yams Dailys Calmly Chamomile

Sam's Yams DAILY'S are formulated to provide healthful support for your dog’s well-being. DAILY'S are chef created in small batches and made daily in the quaint town of Wild Rose WI, home of Front Porch Pets. They slowly dehydrate these snacks at low temperatures to preserve the nutrients and lock in the wholesome goodness and flavors your dog will love; the perfect natural reward with healthful benefits.

Chamomile has long been used to relieve anxiety and sooth inflammation. These snacks are simply made with sweet potatoes, apples, chamomile tea and chamomile. The perfect snack to ease stress and relax your dog. Sam's Yams Dailys come in a 9oz bag with approximately 60 treats per bag.


The ingredients in Composure work synergistically to support relaxation without changing your dog’s personality or energy levels. The C3 colostrum calming complex supports stress reduction and cognitive function; L-Theanine helps the body produce other amino acids to bring specific neurotransmitters back into balance; and B vitamins (thiamine) affect the central nervous system to help calm anxious animals. When combined in this formula, they provide a calming effect to support a relaxed state without causing drowsiness or impaired motor skills. Composure is easily administered in a tasty chicken liver flavored soft chew and can be used as a daily supplement or, as needed in stressful situations. They are available in a small size for dogs and cats up to 25 lbs and a large size for medium to large dogs over 26lbs.

Vet's Best Travel Calm

Vet's Best Travel Calm is a dog calming aid for helping to reduce stress, tension, and anxiety caused by travel or loud noises. This soothing, calming mix gently helps ease the stress and tension from travel, motion and loud noises. Contains Ginger, a common and delicious spice traditionally used to help maintain normal digestion and calm tummy troubles, as well as other key ingredients (Valerian Root and Tryptophan) which may help ease and calm your dog, as well  as any tummy troubles associated with traveling. Perfect for dogs of any size (large breed or small breed) 10 months or older, and can be given every 6 to 8 hours (use as directed). National Animal Supplement Council (NASC) Seal of Approval. Made in the USA. Vet's Best Travel Calm has 40 chewable tablets.

HomeoPet Anxiety Relief

All-natural HomeoPet Anxiety Relief Natural Homeopathic Remedy for Pets is 100% natural, safe and gentle on your pet. Easy to administer liquid helps sooth and calm anxiety caused by stressful situations like vet visits, separation from familiar surroundings, kenneling, shows, and more. HomeoPet Anxiety Relief Natural Homeopathic Remedy for Pets is a homeopathic remedy for relief of general anxiety in pets and can help with the unwanted behaviors associated with anxiety in pets like crying, spraying, marking, whining, inappropriate urinating or defecation and stress licking. Safe for dogs, cats, birds, rabbit, hamster, ferrets and pot bellied pigs of all ages. HomeoPetAnxiety Relief may be given directly into the mouth, in food/treat or in water/milk. There are approximately 350-375 drops per bottle. Made in USA.

Mickey's Pet Supplies offers free shipping on orders of $75 and very low cost shipping on orders under $75. Take 10% off calming aids with coupon code CALM2016  at checkout.