Calming Tools: 8 Products to Help with Your Dog's Anxiety

Posted by Stacey Venzel
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Whether your dog suffers from separation anxiety, old-age, or noise phobias, there's numerous non-invasive products to help calm your pet can be found online. Every dog is different, so while a chewable might work for some, pheromones or music might work better for another.

There's several dog breeds that are prone to anxiety. German Shepherds, Labrador Retrievers, and Australian Shepherds are a few. Some symptoms of anxiety in dogs include urination and destructive behavior.

If you're looking for an alternative from a prescribed anxiety medication or anti-depressant, check out the different types of calming tools available for your anxious dog.

1. Pet Tunes Bluetooth Speaker Preloaded with Calming Canine Music

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Why not fill the house with melodious tunes? This speaker comes pre-loaded with music at the right tone and decibel to calm your dog's anxiety.

2. Sentry Calming Collar for Dogs

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Lavender and chamomile are known calming scents for the nervous system and are emitted from this calming collar. Not only will your dog be calmed by the floral scents, he'll smell good too!

3. VetriScience Composure Canine Soft Chews

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VetriScience offers a number of natural supplements, including this tasty soft chew that promotes a calming effect.

4. NuLife Natural Pet Health - Dog Anxiety Relief 

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If you're getting ready to go out for a long car ride, these chew tablets will help keep the pooch calm while he is traveling at your side.

5. ThunderShirt Classic Dog Anxiety Jacket

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From loud noises to separation anxiety, ThunderShirts are scientifically and clinically proven to help calm both dogs and cats.

6. Separation Anxiety Relief Dog Bed

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For dogs with severe separation anxiety, the smell of their owner can go a long way in keeping them calm. The owner can sleep on this pillow to transfer his or her scent to the fabric, and then turn it into a doggy bed during the daytime.

7. Ultra Calmer Canine Stress Relief Sonic Collar

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If your dog is a wanderer, you can keep your pet calm inside and outside with frequency-specific music emitted right behind your dog's ears.

8. Organic Hemp Oil

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Customers are saying that their dogs love the taste of the drops! Since the drop should be easy for your dog to take, I say this one is the winner.

As you can see, many options exist. You might have to play around with a few until you find the right fit for your dog.

Sometimes, behavioral training or further veterinary advice is necessary depending on the severity of your pet's anxiety. Be sure to use your best judgment to know when you need to go the extra step.

Have you found a calming product that works great for your dog? Tell us about it in the comments below!

This post was originally published on March 27, 2017.

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