These Calming Ingredients Can Make Your Dog Happy

These Calming Ingredients Can Make Your Dog Happy

Is my dog happy? How to make your dog happy!


In the same way that anxiety and worry can be crippling for humans, it can have a similar effect on our dogs, too...

Negative emotions can cause negative behaviors, which can become quite distressing for both you and your dog. Each dog is different, and their triggers can be caused by a whole variety of reasons.

Perhaps they feel nervous when you’re gone due to separation anxiety? Or loud noises like fireworks. A trip to the vet maybe, or perhaps just simply meeting new people.

Not all dogs will shake, pant and whimper when they’re feeling stressed either. Some may act aggressively or bark excessively. Watching your furry friend suffer in this way, whether it’s an everyday worry or anxiety induced by new situations, it often feels like there’s not much you can do about it…

Here at Petlab Co., our priority is every dog’s health and happiness. If your dog is particularly anxious or stressed, you may want to consider introducing daily natural doggy calming aids to help them feel more relaxed and happy during their day-to-day life with you. 

This is why we've put together this blog that explores in detail what ingredients to look for, and why, when choosing a natural doggy calming aid. First things first, you always want to source from a reputable pet brand that are ethical and use natural ingredients. The calming aids shouldn't make your dog dopey or drowsy either...

Natural Calming For Dogs: Use Hemp

Rest assured that although derived from the same plant, Hemp and CBD oil are not the same as marijuana or cannabis. Instead, the hemp seeds used in many health products and canine supplements contain zero psychedelic properties and no THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol).

Hemp has been used to treat anxiety in humans for years, helping people with anything from public speaking anxiety to PTSD, and it works in a similar way in all mammals.

Hemp can help enable your dog to feel calm, whether it’s fireworks or meeting new people, your pup will feel much calmer, no matter what situation they find themselves in.

Read more on The Benefits of Hemp For Dogs here.

Natural Calming For Dogs: Use Chamomile

Chamomile contains chemicals that relax anxiety and reduce blood pressure. It can have a soothing effect on your pet in a similar way to how it works on humans! Enjoyed since the 13th century, it has been proven to be a natural and safe calming aid for dogs, promoting good health and fighting stress. It has also been widely used for separation anxiety and trouble sleeping.

Chamomile is one of the most effective and natural ways to calm your dog down, avoiding the drowsiness caused by prescribed drugs!

Natural Calming For Dogs: Use Valerian Root

Valerian root has mild sedative qualities which makes it ideal for helping dogs maintain normal stress levels. Valerian root itself induces a soporific result, helping your dog to feel calmer and more restful.

Natural Calming For Dogs: Use Passionflower

Passionflower is a natural and safe calming aid for dogs, which promotes good health and reduces stress. It has been widely used for separation anxiety and troubled sleeping.

Natural Calming For Dogs: Use L-Tryptophan

A widely studied amino acid that works to support and alleviate the stress response. L-Tryptophan is a precursor for serotonin, which plays a vital role in your dog’s wellbeing.

Natural Calming For Dogs: Use Vitamin B

Vitamin B has been found to have a calming effect on dogs and helps to support a healthy immune system and sleep pattern. It can support the reduction of stress, relieve irritability, and stimulate the production of serotonin: the happy brain chemical!

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Sarah Milton

Comes from a family of animal lovers and got to grow up with a menagerie of pets! I believe owning a pet is a privilege and I love researching and creating informative, fun content for fellow pet owners to help their furry friends have the happiest and healthiest lives. When I’m not writing blogs, you can find me sharing a walk with my pet dachshund or at a yoga class!

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