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19 April 2021
As a pet owner, we know how important it is for you to help treat your dog who may be suffering from the discomforts of anxiety or hyperactivity which is why we want to help you spot it, manage it, and prevent it. Dogs are emotional animals, just like humans. Since they cannot communicate to us verbally, we must keep observing their behaviours and body language to determine how they are feeling inside.
Anxiety in dogs presents itself in different behaviours that may not be easy to spot. There are also different types of anxiety that have different signs and treatments.
The most common signs of anxiety or hyperactivity include but are not limited to:
If you notice that your dog is experiencing some or many of these behaviours, they may have an anxiety disorder.
The treatment of stress and behavioural issues varies from dog to dog, and some pets may require more extensive treatment methods than others. However, there is no one holistic remedy to treat anxiety disorders, but rather a combination of treatments that will contribute to the wellbeing of your dog.
If you’re looking to begin your journey on treating your dog’s anxiety, a diet specifically formulated to help their mental wellbeing, such as Care Calm & Comfort is a great place to start. These diets alone are not a cure-all solution, but have tremendous benefits to help with your dog’s mental health and behavioural issues. Regular physical and mental exercise also play a key role in managing behavioral issues. It is important to discuss additional treatment with your veterinarian or other industry experts, whether in the form of medication or behavioural therapy.
The Care Calm & Comfort formula was formulated by leading industry professionals with clinically proven ingredients including hydrolyzed casein (Lactium®), L-tryptophan and L-tyrosine. Here’s what they do:
Like all Nutrience formulas, fish oil is added to our Care Calm and Comfort recipe. Fish oil is a great source of Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an omega-3 fatty acid that plays an essential role in the brain and retinal development of young dogs. DHA has also been associated with improved cognitive function.
Treating the root of your dog’s anxiety is essential. Consulting a veterinarian, dog trainer or behaviouralist is key. Providing a diet with calming effects may help ease some of your dog’s anxiety symptoms as well.