Don't Fret Over Fireworks
As firework season soon approaches, many pet owners fret about the effects these colourful cannons have on our four-legged friends.
With many of our pets whimpering behind the couch when the snap, crackle and pop of the bangers begin, we blast our TVs, hide in soundproof rooms and refrain from exercising our pets to ease their anxiety.
Here at the Natural Cornish Pet Shop, we dislike anything that causes our pets stress and anxiety. However, with the chance of fireworks really rather inevitable, easing anxiety is much more achievable on Bonfire Night than prevention. With an extensive range of natural and herbal remedies to ease your dog’s stress when the fireworks begin, here’s a list of our top products that will keep those shivers at bay, and make your dog enjoy their evening like it was any other.
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.
Signs of Anxiety
How do you know if your dog is anxious? What can you do to treat dog anxiety? At the Natural Cornish Pet Shop, we are here to explain everything you need to know about dog anxiety, and how Dorwest Scullcap and Valerian can help them become comfortable and calm canines.
Signs of Anxiety can be:
- Urinating or defecating in the house
- Destructive behaviour
- Excessive barking
- Repetitive or compulsive behaviours
Dorwest Scullcap & Valerian
Widely used as a treatment for noise phobias and fears associated with fireworks, thunder and gunfire, as well as for general excitability and hyperactivity, this herbal medicine is one of their best-selling supplements.
It calms and relaxes dogs or cats without causing drowsiness or sedation, enabling them to have improved concentration, making it ideal for use in showing, agility, or sporting activities.
What is Scullcap and Valerian?
Scullcap is the common name for Scutellaria, a genus of flowering plants in the mint family.
Various parts of scullcaps, such as their roots and leaves, have been used in traditional Chinese and Native American medicine to treat a variety of ailments, ranging from diarrhoea to chronic pain.
Brilliant benefits of Skullcap:
- Reduces Anxiety
- Works as an Anti-Inflammatory
- Boosts mood
- Help Heart health
- Can combat insomnia
Valerian is an herb native to Europe and parts of Asia, but also grows in North America. Medicine is made from the root and most commonly used for sleep disorders, especially the inability to sleep (insomnia).
Used to calm anxious dogs, despite its sedative effects of Valerian, this supplement will not sedate your dog. Aiming to combat the increase anxiety levels in your canine, Scullcap and Valerian soothes those heart-racing thoughts, and keeps your dog feels cosy and comfortable no matter what the trigger. From car rides to firework indulgent evenings, this super supplement can put their minds at rest and keep them sufficiently soothed all night long.
Available to purchase in-store & online, starting at £11.50 for 100 tablets Here!
Hownd Keep Calm Treats
From separation anxiety to nuisance noises, our four-legged friends can become anxious in all sorts of situations.
Wanting to ease nervousness and anxiety in our furry friends, Hownd have created a range of treats that attempt to soothe those nerves and keep our dogs as happy as ever.
Their 'Keep Calm' treats contain added Camomile to help your best friend unwind. Camomile is also known to aid stress and anxiety, making this treat ideal as a bedtime snack, fantastic when you want to chill whilst the sky is illuminated with noisy colours.
True Hemp Calming Treats
Packed with 70% wholesome protein and completely grain-free, these meat-based treats are a fantastic way of introducing hemp seed oil into your pet’s diet. The combination of pawfect protein and helpful hemp provides your dog with a scrumptious, nutritionally beneficial snack we guarantee they will come back for time and time again.
These calming treats are an ideal snack to give to your pet just before the fireworks begin. The magical mixture of chamomile, green tea and lemon balm provides your pooch with all the calming they need to stay relaxed whilst the loud noises occur.