Herbal remedies for anxiety, our Scullcap & Valerian Tablets and Valerian Compound, are made with specifically selected herbs to effectively reduce anxiety by calming 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.

During Autumn and Winter, it’s best to have natural dog calming products such as Valerian Compound as we may get some unexpected thunderstorms. As we don’t have these storms regularly, most dogs can be afraid of thunder- especially young ones.

Prepare for noise phobia in dogs by having our natural calming products for dogs to hand when you know there will be loud noises, including fireworks during the Summer and Autumn, Halloween and New Year’s Eve.

Why is my dog scared of loud noises?

Anyone with adequate hearing can respond to noises, and loud ones make us all jump! Dogs and cats have far more sensitive hearing than us humans, so it’s no surprise that noise phobia in dogs is a real thing.  They can hear noises we cannot, and certain sounds may appear louder or unusual if they do not know what is causing them. For owners of dogs with noise anxiety, it can be highly worrying.

How do I know if my dog has noise anxiety?

A ‘noise’ or ‘sound’ phobia in dogs is diagnosed when the initial fear response becomes so extreme or repetitive that the pet finds that it interferes with their normal daily behaviours. Dog anxiety reveals itself when they panic, shake, shiver, 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.

Natural calming products for dogs provide a safe, non-sedating way of looking after your dog when they have a noise phobia or anxiety. In addition, you can try these last minute times for bonfire night for videos of fun ideas to keep their brains busy.

How can herbal products help?

Scullcap & Valerian Tablets

This licensed medicine has been used for over 50 years and is perfect to calm and relax your pet. Scullcap & Valerian Tablets are gentle on the system and made using high quality autenticated 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. This medicine is the natural choice for treating dog anxiety .

 Valerian Compound

This calming 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 can be given in addition to Scullcap & Valerian Tablets for unexpected scares and noises or as a ‘top-up’. The perfect natural remedy for dog anxiety.

These natural calming remedies for dogs and cats virtually have no side effects and are successfully used over the fireworks period, with millions of doses being sold every year. Together, these will ensure you and your pet have the calmest fireworks night ever!

If you want to discuss using Dorwest’s calming products with one of their experienced advisors, please call 01308 897272 or email advice@dorwest.com

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