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These Calming Ingredients Can Make Your Dog Happy

January 04, 2019 | 3 min read

Updated January 04, 2019

By Sarah Milton

Published: January 4, 2019
Updated: October 10, 2022

Summary: In this blog, we learn all about what ingredients can aid in natural calming for dogs. We’ll learn how to calm a dog by using natural ingredients available to us every day...


In the same way that anxiousness and worry can be crippling for humans, it can have a similar effect on our dogs, too… It may lead you to worry “is my dog happy?

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 loneliness? 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 anxiousness 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 ingredients that can be naturally calming for dogs to help them feel 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 natural calming for dogs. First things first, you always want to source from a reputable pet brand that is ethical and uses natural ingredients. The calming aids shouldn't make your dog dopey or drowsy either...


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 target anxiousness in humans for years. It can help your dog to feel calm, whether it’s fireworks or meeting new people, your pup will feel calm, no matter what situation they find themselves in.


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Chamomile contains chemicals that can relax anxiousness and support healthy blood pressure levels and can provide natural calming for dogs. 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 addressing occasional stress. It has also been widely used for loneliness and trouble sleeping.

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

Valerian Root

Valerian root could have 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 calm and restful.


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


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

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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 help promote a normal disposition, targeting destructive behavior and stress, and can promote the production of serotonin: the happy brain chemical!

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Sarah Milton

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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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