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Dorwest: Ease That Anxiety

Dorwest: Ease That Anxiety

Dorwest: Ease that Anxiety

Throughout their lives, dogs experience a range of situations that can make them feel uneasy and nervous. From fireworks to travel, these unusual experiences can leave our four-legged friends behaving in ways that we can't really comprehend. However, like us humans, anxiety can be eased and with some TLC and a little helping hand, our canine companions can experience their life stress free.

Anxiety can have a massive impact on our dog’s lives and can sometimes even uproot their daily routines. With separation anxiety and travel sickness being some of the major triggers in our dogs moods, a simple change to their diets can be the difference between a happy hound and a petrified pooch. So when it comes to supplements, there is no one we believe in more than Dorwest.

Dorwest have worked for years in developing a range of supplements to assist our four-legged friend’s ailments. Their Scullcap and Valerian tablets are superb in conquering those nervous pooches and giving them some TLC and the assurance that everything is going to be okay.

History of Herbal Care

With over 70 years of herbal pet care under their belts, Dorwest really are the superheroes of the supplement world.

Founded by loving couple Murray and Dorothy Ellis in 1948, Dorwest began due to the pair’s adoration for pet care and herbs. Selling many products at leading dog shows, including the likes of Crufts, Dorwest soon became a household name, and Murray & Dorothy’s dream became a reality. Since then, the company has grown and grown, developing into the leading brand that it is today.

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:

  • Aggression
  • Urinating or defecating in the house
  • Drooling
  • Panting
  • Destructive behaviour
  • Depression
  • Excessive barking
  • Pacing
  • Restlessness
  • Repetitive or compulsive behaviours

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?

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Scullcap (sometimes spelled skullcap) 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 for generations, treating 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 a herb native to Europe and parts of Asia, but also grows in North America. The Medicine is made from the root of the plant, and is most commonly used for sleep disorders, especially the inability to sleep (insomnia).

Used to calm anxious dogs, despite its sedative effect this supplement will not sedate your dog. Aiming to combat the increased 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 fireworks, this super supplement can put their minds at rest and keep them sufficiently soothed all night long.

What is Scullcap & Valerian good for?

Got an anxious pooch? No matter what the situation, Scullcap and Valerian is for you.

It can be used to treat:

  • Travel Sickness
  • Anxiety from Firework Displays
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Nervousness
  • Calm and support sporting/show dogs
  • Help with hyperactivity

What dosage/administration should I use?

For Scullcap & Valerian Tablets, the dosage is 1 - 2 tablets per 5kgs bodyweight daily, ideally given as two split doses, depending on the severity of the condition. For use on singular occasions, give 2 hours before the event using the higher dosage rate.

Available in sizes from 100 to 500 tablets, these supplements really can have a profound effect on your dogs’ mental health, leaving more room for all the tail wagging fun they know and love.


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