How Our Calming Chews Help Dogs Conquer Anxiety

As a pet owner, you've likely noticed moments when your canine companion seems unusually agitated or restless, despite your best efforts to provide them with the best love and care. These behaviors often signal underlying anxiety—a common issue among dogs.

Dogs can experience different types of anxiety, ranging from fear-related to separation and age-related anxiety, each of which can significantly impact their quality of life.

In this post, we're excited to introduce you to Enspire Brand’s Calming/ Anxiety Dog Treats. We explain how these specially formulated treats can help alleviate canine anxiety and restore peace and contentment to your furry friend.

Understanding Dog Anxiety

Just like humans, dogs can experience anxiety, which is a normal and healthy emotion. Common causes of dog anxiety include fear, separation, and aging.

There are also different categories of dog anxiety, as explained below:

  • Fear-related anxiety: May stem from loud noises, unfamiliar people or animals, unusual visual stimuli, new environments, specific situations like visits to the vet or car rides, or different surfaces like grass or wood floors. While some dogs may have fleeting reactions to these stimuli, they can significantly affect anxious dogs.
  • Separation anxiety: Estimated to affect about 14 per cent of dogs. Occurs when dogs cannot find comfort when left alone or separated from their family. This anxiety often results in undesirable behaviors such as indoor urination, destruction of furniture, and excessive barking.
  • Age-related anxiety: Affects older dogs and is often associated with cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CDS), which can lead to confusion and distress. Symptoms of dog anxiety include aggression, indoor urination or defecation, restlessness, drooling, panting, destructive behavior, and repetitive or compulsive behaviors.

Symptoms Associated With Dog Anxiety

Aggression, whether directed towards people or other animals, is one of the most dangerous symptoms of dog anxiety.

Another is urinating and defecating indoors, which is commonly associated with separation anxiety.

Destructive behavior in dogs is also a symptom of anxiety. This particularly occurs around entry and exit points, posing risks to both the dog and household items.

The Effects of Dog Anxiety on the Animal

Some clinical ramifications of anxiety in dogs include reduced lifespan, a compromised immune function, and self-injury. Dogs experiencing anxiety induced by social interactions with strangers are prone to a decreased lifespan, averaging approximately six months less than anxiety-free canines.

Chronic anxiety in dogs also affects immune function through the excessive release of stress hormones, resulting in decreased white blood cell count, thereby amplifying the risk of severe illnesses. Self-injury may manifest overtly through biting, chewing, or excessive licking, or more subtly through reduced appetite or minimal food consumption.

Here are some other associated impacts:

  • Dermatological issues: Frequent licking or hair-pulling due to anxiety can predispose dogs to skin ailments like infections or lesions.
  • Gastrointestinal problems: Dogs may suffer from nausea or digestive upsets under stress. This can lead to decreased appetite and heightened strain on the digestive tract, potentially exacerbating conditions like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
  • Social withdrawal: Any reluctance on your dog's part to engage with family members or a departure from their customary enthusiasm during mealtimes may signify social withdrawal.
  • Cardiac complications: Anxiety-induced stress adversely affects cardiac health, potentially causing an elevated heart rate that disrupts normal cardiac functions. This can result in hypertension, coronary artery disease, and cardiac muscle weakening.
  • Depression: Persistent anxiety can culminate in depression if relief from anxiety remains elusive.

As an owner, you can assist your dog feel more secure by tackling anxiety head-on. You can use techniques like training, environmental enrichment, and, when necessary, through medication.

In the next section, we take a look at how our calming/ anxiety dog treats can help treat dog anxiety.

How Enspire Brand's Calming Chews Work

To help dog owners whose canines suffer from dog anxiety, Enspire Brand offers Calming/ Anxiety Dog Treats that have been manufactured in an FDA-approved facility.

Our anxiety dog treats contain calming ingredients such as Cannabidiol Hemp Extract, Valerian Root, Chamomile, Hemp Seed Oil, Turmeric, Rosemary Powder, Blueberries, Flaxseed, Yucca Schidigera Extract, and Lactobacillus Fermentation Products, designed to promote relaxation in your furry companion.

Here’s how the ingredients help calm your dog:

  • Cannabidiol hemp extract: Dogs treated with CBD exhibit lower levels of sadness, reduced cortisol levels, less whining, and generally appear more relaxed compared to dogs receiving a placebo.
  • Valerian root: Pet owners have used this root to reduce anxiety in dogs for many years. It reduces stress levels, promotes better mood balance, and promotes healthy sleep.
  • Chamomile: Chamomile is a gentle sedative, muscle relaxant, and anti-inflammatory agent in dogs.
  • Hemp seed oil: Works through its interaction with the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is responsible for regulating body balance.
  • Turmeric: Has anti-inflammatory properties that may help alleviate symptoms of stress and anxiety.
  • Rosemary powder: Rosemary is a natural flea repellent, may offer protection against cancer and heart disease, aids in digestive health, and is believed to enhance memory and mood in dogs.
  • Blueberries: Fresh blueberries are packed with fiber, vitamin C, minerals, and antioxidants that aid in stress reduction.
  • Flaxseed: Contains omega-3 fatty acids that support brain function.
  • Yucca Schidigera extract: May have anti-inflammatory properties that can help with stress in dogs.
  • Lactobacillus fermentation products: These are probiotics that can support gut health, which is closely linked to mood and anxiety levels in dogs.

Note: Although our anxiety dog treats are THC-free, they have not been approved by the FDA. They are also not to be used in the diagnosis, treatment, cure, or prevention of any diseases. They are, however, perfect for dogs 12 weeks or older.

Why Buy Our Anxiety Dog Treats?

Our calming/ anxiety treats are often more appealing to dogs than traditional supplements, and therefore, are easier to administer.

Here's are the main benefits for your furry friend:

  • Relief and relaxation from anxiety.
  • A temporary soothing of the dog's demeanor.
  • A reduction in excessive barking and chewing behavior.
  • Reduction of stress and anxiety triggered by thunderstorms, car rides, vet visits, separation, or similar situations.

What Our Customers Say

Here are some reviews from some of our satisfied customers:

On April 29, 2022, Cathy W. wrote:

I ordered these supplements for my rescue dog, who had some anxiety issues and was a bit stressed by loud noises. He is so much calmer! He is still full of energy and playful, just not so anxious. I highly recommend these supplements and will definitely order them again!

Here is another review from Joe C posted on our website on Dec 10, 2023:

Not only does my dog love these things, but he's a totally different pup! At 9 he started to really slow down, and within 2 weeks on the CBD treats he’s running around jumping on and off the couch. It’s really amazing to see!

Order Calming/ Anxiety Dog Treats from Enspire Brands Today

Your dog's well-being is priceless, and their journey towards calmness and comfort starts now. Contact Enspire Brand today to learn more about our Calming/Anxiety Dog Treats.

This might just be the first step towards a happier, more relaxed dog.

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