Always on the look-out for products that will help Dash with his separation anxiety, I found another supplement that claims to help keep dogs calm and aims to help keep dogs relaxed. I’ve tried several different homeopathic blends for Dash’s anxiety, and have had some success in easing the severity of his anxiety. While not a cure-all, I do believe that the complementary health care, combined with training, has worked almost well as the separation anxiety prescription medication that we received from our vet.
It’s made by Nutri-Vet, a company that makes a wide range of veterinary formulated animal supplements to help promote well-being in dogs, cats and even horses. Since they offer a 100% money back guarantee on their products, I figured I didn’t have anything to lose. So, I purchased the
Chamomile Extract – 60 mg, Hops Extract – 50 mg, Oat Extract – 40 mg, Passion Flower Extract – 30 mg, Skull Cap Extract – 10 mg, St John’sWort Extract – 5 mg, Ginger Essential Oil – 5 mg, L-Tryptophan – 5 mg, L Theanine – 1 mg, Melatonin – 1 mg
Inactive ingredients: Peppermint Oil, Polysorbate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Water.
But would it work?
Even though it is touted as highly palatable, I knew that Dash wouldn’t eat his food if I simply put it on top. So, I mixed it into The Honest Kitchen’s Ice Pups treat and froze it in a small dish. This way I could be assured that he would ingest it. The company recommends 1 teaspoon per 20 pounds of body weight and just add it right to the dog’s food.
Did Pet-Ease make Dash any calmer?
Well, actually seemed a little tired after eating the treat. Was he calmer? No. Did it work for his separation anxiety? It didn’t.
I think it would be better suited for dogs that have a milder form of the disorder — Dash’s separation anxiety is so bad that even Xanax didn’t calm him down! So it didn’t surprise me that he resorted to his usual separation anxiety behaviors when I put on my shoes to leave. Dash is a tough nut to crack.
If your dog suffers from thunder phobia/anxiety, fireworks phobia, a less severe form of separation anxiety, or even for anxiety related to car travel, you may want to give Pet-Ease a try. With a 100% money back guarantee, what do you have to lose?