Have you got a jumpy dog or cat? July can be hard on the whole family between the monsoons and fireworks. It can take some trial and error but there a few things you can try to help your pets cope.
Herbal Calming Products
Most herbal calming formulas contain a variety of herbs such as chamomile, Valerian root, passion flower, and l-tryptophan. They can help with fear-based anxieties (such as fear of loud noises) separation anxiety and general stress.
Like swaddling an infant, ThunderShirts apply gentle, constant pressure to calm all types of anxiety, fear and over-excitement issues. ThunderShirts come in several sizes for dogs and they make them for cats as well.
Pheromones are odorless and colorless synthetic chemical signals that send reassuring signals to your pet. Pheromones come in a number of formats, including plug-in diffusers, collars, sprays and wet wipes. They are species-specific, so you need products for either dogs or cats.
CBD works on the cannabinoid receptors throughout your pet’s central nervous system. Your pets’s body releases endocannabinoid chemicals on its own. These connect with the receptors that stimulate the natural ability to create serotonin. Serotonin is a natural mood stabilizer. CBD increases this ability. It interacts with the nervous system to soothe and calm your dog’s anxiety.
CBD is great for situational anxiety because it works fairly quickly. If a storm is coming or you’re heading out in the car, you can dose 30-60 minutes before to help calm you pet down. CBD is available in treats, oils and topical gels.
Our staff can help you find the right calming product for your anxious pets.