During Autumn and Winter, when there may be Firework displays and unexpected thunderstorms, we recommend using natural dog calming products. As we don’t have these storms regularly, many dogs can be afraid of the whizz, bangs and rumbles of thunder.

Our Scullcap & Valerian Tablets for Dogs and Valerian Compound for Dogs are both made with specifically selected herbs to effectively reduce anxiety and noise phobia in dogs. Our natural calming remedies calm activity in the nervous system rather than sedating and relaxing muscles. This means they will be less concerned about the noises that would normally cause distress.

Why is my dog scared of loud noises?

Dogs and cats have far more sensitive hearing than us humans, so it’s no surprise that noise phobia in dogs is a common problem. They can hear noises that we as humans can’t; certain sounds may appear louder or unusual if they don’t know what’s causing them. For owners of dogs with noise anxiety, it can be distressing.

How do I know if my dog has noise anxiety?

Noise phobia in dogs is diagnosed when the initial fear response becomes so extreme or repetitive that the owners notices that it interferes with their normal daily behaviour. Dog anxiety behaviour reveals itself when they panic, shake, shiver or bolt away. In more serious cases they may even lose control of their bodily functions and appear extremely distressed for long periods. Make sure you can recognise the signs of your dog in distress with these stress signals.

Using natural calming products for dogs is a safe, non-sedating way of looking after your dog when they have a noise phobia or anxiety.

What can I give my dog to calm him down?

Scullcap & Valerian Tablets

Our Scullcap & Valerian Tablets have been used for over 50 years and are perfect for calming and relaxing your pet. Scullcap & Valerian Tablets are gentle on their system and made using high quality, authenticated herbs that are full of active compounds; valerian, gentian, mistletoe and scullcap.

Use at the dose of 1 tablet per 5 Kg bodyweight daily and increase to 2 tablets per 5Kg on days when the noises are at their worst.

Valerian Compound for Dogs & Cats

This calming valerian root supplement contains pure extracts of three herbs; vervain, valerian root and mistletoe. As it’s in a liquid form, it acts in just 30 minutes so it can be given in addition to Dorwest Scullcap & Valerian Tablets for unexpected scares and noises, or as a ‘top-up’. It’s the perfect natural remedy for dog anxiety.

Our natural remedies for dogs are ideal for use over the fireworks period, with millions of doses being sold every year. Together, the Dorwest Scullcap & Valerian and Valerian Compound will ensure you and your pet have the calmest fireworks night ever!

For more information on our natural calming remedies for dogs, or any of our other herbal pet remedies, get in touch with the experienced advisors in our team on 01308 897272, email info@dorwest.com or use our online 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.


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