Posts tagged anxiety in dogs
Nutraceuticals may offer an alternative to pharmaceuticals for some dogs with anxiety

The same principles apply to our dogs. Outward signs that our dogs are undergoing moderate or extreme stress include panting, drooling, lip licking, yawning, shaking and vocalization. Since they can’t describe to us how stressed out they feel in one situation compared to another, measuring levels of cortisol, blood pressure and other internal changes can help to pin down just how much stress a dog experiences. A number of clinical and peer-reviewed studies suggest that two of these nutraceuticals, Alpha-casozepine (also called Zylkene, Vetoquinol, Lactium and casein hydrolysate) and L-Theanine (Anxiatane, Virbac, Suntheanine), may significantly reduce stress in dogs.

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What's the difference between high heels and sneakers? Ask your dog.

Separation Anxiety in dogs begins before you even leave the house. Your dog is an expert at picking up patterns of behavior that precede your departure. Help him to overcome pre-departure cues by practicing desensitization that pairs these cues with walking out the door.

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