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How do I know if my dog has noise anxiety?

How do I know if my dog has noise anxiety?

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 notice that it interferes with their normal daily behavior. Dog anxiety behavior 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 recognize the signs of your dog in distress with these stress signals.

Recognize the problem and act early
Recognizing anxiety and fear in dogs isn't always as straightforward as you might think. Any one of the following behaviors can be a single that your dog is struggling;

  • Flattened Ears 
  • Excessive lip licking
  • Try to hide or cowering
  • Darting Eyes
  • Barking, Whining or Howling
  • Destructiveness
  • Toileting indoors
  • Tail between legs
  • Trembling or shaking
  • Panting or salivating more than usual

Early recognition allows early intervention, which is better for your pet and makes the problem easier to address than if it had been allowed to intensify.

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. Herbal products can help your pet, our Dorwest veterinary licensed herbal medicine is formulated to naturally help dogs and cats relax, using high quality, authenticated herbs, full of active compounds. They safely calm activity in the nervous system without sedating or affecting muscles so you and your pet can relax, despite fireworks and other noises during the party season.  

Scullcap & Valerian Tablets
Our 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!


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