As kids, parents and grandparents will know only too well, it’s time to go ‘Back to School’ and work.  And after those many days of playing, no homework and lots of time spent with the family dog, it can be quite a shock for the children.

But, what about the dog being left in a house with a lot less people around and most importantly less attention? Well, recently here at Dorwest HQ we have had many calls regarding separation anxiety, although not every case is directly linked to the children going back to school of course.

Help from Herbal Medicines and Supplements

But if your dog is one of the more stressful types and has shown signs of separation anxiety when left alone, it can be effective to use Scullcap & Valerian Tablets and Valerian Compound whenever the dog is left.  

Scullcap & Valerian Tablets are ideal to give to anxious pets to relax and calm them and so increase confidence, security and concentration. Scullcap & Valerian Tablets can be given for as long as is necessary to overcome the problem and establish calmness and confidence. For short term or unexpected times of stress or fear use our Valerian Compound.

The beauty of this calming liquid supplement is that it can be given easily and works in around 20 minutes, making it ideal to administer when you leave the house,  just to help calm and relax the dog.  

Behaviour Techniques

Along with giving these calming herbal medicines and supplements, some basic behaviour techniques can also help relaxation,  such as giving the dog a toy which is stuffed with treats or a good large raw bone to keep them amused.  It’s very important to only give the bone or toy when you leave them, so as to keep the dog ‘keen’ to look forward to the occasion rather than having the toy available all the time which can lose the benefit.

It’s also recommended not to make a fuss when leaving the dog or upon your return; no fuss, no cuddles, just carry on as normal.  Discover more tips and activities here.

Simply start using these tips, when you leave the house for a brief time and slowly build it up the time you leave the dog, it can really help the most anxious of pets.

To find out more about our herbal remedies and supplements for dogs, our experienced advisors would love to help. Please get in touch on 01308 897272 or use our contact form. Plus, get free UK delivery on orders over £50!

Please remember, you should always consult a vet if you are concerned about your pet’s health.