Some of these products may help improve aggression or anxiety in dogs. A calmer dog is a less stressed dog, and a less stressed dog is less likely to become aggressive. However treating anxiety in dogs should go beyond these aids and include behavior modification to help your dog relax. In some cases, dogs might benefit from medication. Talk to your vet if your dog may be a candidate.
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This supplement contains L-theanine which has been used in several studies. Potentially it may be useful for in combination with desensitization practices with dogs that show fear aggression toward unfamiliar people. Read more about ANXITANE® tablets shows benefit in helping to reduce fear of human beings in a laboratory model of anxiety-related behavior.
Effective Ingredients: L-theanine
What it is used for: Reducing fear toward unfamiliar people, storm sensitivity
Ingredients: Passion flower, chamomile, valerian root, l-tryptophan and organic ginger root.
L-trypotophan is the precursor of serotonin, and import neurotransmitter in the brain implicated in anxious and aggressive dogs. Camomile and valerian root have some mild sedative properties.
Jackets and blankets
Research has suggested that deep pressure vests can have positive effects on dogs from reducing stress to helping dogs recover from stress.
Learn about how deep pressure vests may help recovery from stress in dogs in this study, The effect of a pressure vest on the behaviour, salivary cortisol and urine oxytocin of noise phobic dogs in a controlled test
Learn about the effectiveness and safety of using vests in thunderstorm phobic dogs in this study, The effectiveness of the Anxiety Wrap in the treatment of canine thunderstorm phobia: An open-label trial
What it is used for: Stress recovery, thunderstorm phobia
As above, there is some evidence that suggest pressure can help calm dogs and helps them recover from stress faster. The blanket might be ideal for dogs that do not enjoy handling. However, getting dogs is not always easy or necessarily safe for some dogs. The blanket may be a much easier although more expensive option.
What it is used for: Stress recovery, thunderstorm phobia, dogs that may benefit from pressue that do not enjoy handling.
Through a Dog’s Ear co-founders, Joshua Leeds & Lisa Spector, discuss why music is therapeutic. From the piano, they demonstrate what makes Through a Dog’s Ear different than non-adjusted music. [VIDEO]
What it is used for: Helping soothe dogs.
Learn more about how this music is used in human societies to helps sooth dogs in this video in this AIB interview.
What it is used for: Helping to sooth dogs
Remember, each dog is an individual and will respond uniquely. Always talk to a vet to determine whether your dog could benefit from any supplements or natural remedies.