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The Best Calming Treats for Dogs
Over the last decade or so, more and more research has come about espousing the importance of good mental health.
As we all know, stress and anxiety can be devastating for our minds and detrimental to maintaining a good quality of life.
This can also be said for our canine companions and with some studies suggesting that up to 72.5% of all dogs “show at least one anxiety-related behaviour”, it might be time for us as dog owners to pay more attention to keeping our four-legged friends mentally healthy as well as physically.
In today’s pet food market, there are a number of treats that contain calm-inducing ingredients that, along with a trigger-free lifestyle and behavioural aids, can help you to manage your dog’s anxiety and keep your household totally tranquil and free of any distress.
In this post, we will be rounding up some of the more common factors that cause anxiety in dogs and some of the best calming treats for your dogs on the market, so you will know exactly what to look out for and the best calming treats to administer when the tension starts to mount.
Common Triggers and Symptoms of Anxiety in Dogs
Although experts have asserted that there are a variety of reasons your dog could be suffering from anxiety, the three main reasons, according to the American Kennel Club, are:
Fear: caused by noise, new environments or people, visual stimuli, situations such as a vet or road trip and certain new or uncomfortable terrains.
Separation Anxiety: Estimated to affect more than 10% of all dogs, separation anxiety is caused when your four-legged friends are left alone or are separated from the members of their immediate human or doggy families.
Age-Related Anxiety: Like humans, older dogs often are affected by reduced cognitive ability which can lead to confusion and, ultimately, anxiety.
When your dog is anxious they can't tell us about it, so it manifests itself in the form of various symptoms. These can include; aggression, urinating or defecating in the house, excessive drooling, panting, destructive behaviour, excessive barking, pacing, restlessness and repetitive and compulsive behaviours.
The Best Calming Treats For Dogs
One of the ways that can help to keep your dogs calm in moments of tension or anxiety, is by feeding them treats and chews that are specially formulated to aid in the reduction of stress. These amazing aids are made with naturally calming constituents, such as valerian, chamomile and hemp, that, alongside proper behavioural help, can help your dog feel all their worries wash away.
True Hemp Calming Dental Sticks For Dogs
These chomptastic chews not only give your dog a delicious distraction, which can be great in times of stress, but they are also full of amazing active ingredients too. True Hemp Calming Dental Sticks contain hemp oil, hemp seed, green tea, chamomile and lemon balm, all of which have been shown to reduce anxiety. Perfect for a blissful moment of calm and chewing when the tension starts to rise.
Pooch & Mutt Calming Treats For Dogs
These tasty tidbits have been made with the anxious dog in mind and are full of helpful stress-relieving ingredients that will aid in the relaxing of almost any highly-strung hound. Dried hemp, which for some, is able to reduce stress and even has mild pain-relieving properties, and valerian root, which acts as a natural sedative, are at the heart of these cool calming treats for dogs and make them a must-have for owners of the over-anxious dog.
Herbal Dog Co. - Herbacalm the All Natural Calming Blend
If an anxiety-reducing supplement is a better option for you and your favourite four-legged friends why not try Herbacalm from the Herbal Dog Co. This super mix of all-natural herbs and seeds is hand-made in small batches in the North East of England and contains no less than 5 anxiety-busting ingredients. These include; valerian root, skullcap, chamomile, golden flax seed, and fennel seed, which are all well-known for their calming effects.
Forthglade Calming Treats For Dogs
Another winner from the fantastic Forthglade is their grain-free hand-baked calming treats with chicken. The active ingredients of lemon balm, chamomile, nettle and rosemary have been specially selected to add an air of calm to any dog day that has got out of hand.
So, if you think your perfect pooch could do with the occasional moment of calm and a tasty treat to boot, why not pick up some of the charming calming treats for dogs that are on the shelves here, at Natural Cornish Pet, to give you a handy helping hand?
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