Why herbal remedies can help noise phobia in dogs

Autumn has a special energy that everyone just loves. A nip in the air replacing that lazy summer haze makes everything clearer and fresher. Nature is busy, as squirrels scurry about preparing for winter and our dogs certainly have renewed enthusiasm if their chasing efforts are anything to go by!

Even though we love Autumn & Winter, this time of year brings Halloween, Firework displays & unexpected thunderstorms, we recommend using natural dog calming products. As we don’t have these storms regularly, many dogs can be afraid of the whizz, bangs and rumbles of thunder, especially younger dogs. 

Our Dorwest Scullcap & Valerian Tablets for Dogs and Valerian Compound for Dogs are both made with specifically selected herbs to effectively reduce anxiety and noise phobia in dogs. The natural calming remedies calm activity in the nervous system rather than sedating and relaxing muscles. This means they will be less concerned about the noises that would normally cause distress.

Why is my dog scared of loud noises?
Dogs and cats have far more sensitive hearing than us humans, so it’s no surprise that noise phobia in dogs is a common problem. They can hear noises that we as humans can’t; certain sounds may appear louder or unusual if they don’t know what’s causing them. For owners of dogs with noise anxiety, it can be distressing & upsetting to see your dog so upset. 

How do I know if my dog has noise anxiety?
Noise phobia in dogs is diagnosed when the initial fear response becomes so extreme or repetitive that the owners notices that it interferes with their normal daily behaviour. Dog anxiety behaviour reveals itself when they panic, shake, shiver or bolt away. In more serious cases they may even lose control of their bodily functions and appear extremely distressed for long periods. Make sure you can recognise the signs of your dog in distress with these stress signals.

Using natural calming products for dogs is a safe, non-sedating way of looking after your dog when they have a noise phobia or anxiety.

Scullcap & Valerian Tablets

Dorwest Scullcap & Valerian Tablets have been used for over 50 years and are perfect for calming and relaxing your pet. Scullcap & Valerian Tablets are gentle on their system and made using high quality, authenticated herbs that are full of active compounds; valerian, gentian, mistletoe and scullcap.

Use at the dose of 1 tablet per 5 Kg bodyweight daily and increase to 2 tablets per 5Kg on days when the noises are at their worst.

Valerian Compound for Dogs & Cats

This calming valerian root supplement contains pure extracts of three herbs; vervain, valerian root and mistletoe. As it’s in a liquid form, it acts in just 30 minutes so it can be given in addition to Dorwest Scullcap & Valerian Tablets for unexpected scares and noises, or as a ‘top-up’. It’s the perfect natural remedy for dog anxiety.

Our natural remedies for dogs are ideal for use over the fireworks period, with millions of doses being sold every year. Together, the Dorwest Scullcap & Valerian and Valerian Compound will ensure you and your pet have the calmest fireworks night ever!

Save 20% on Calming Combo Packs of Scullcap & Valerian Tablets and Valerian Compound to keep your dog calm this fireworks season! 

September 25, 2019 — Jordan Coombe

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