Travel anxiety is common in dogs and can occur for many different reasons – a past bad experience, associating car rides with trips to the vets or just being unfamiliar with car journeys. So to help ease your pet and make their journey as comfortable and stress free as possible here are our top natural calming products.
1 – Flower power
If your pet is an anxious traveller, try the holistic route. Help your pet start their journey off feeling relaxed by adding a couple of drops of Bradfield’s Pet Calmer to their food or water. The unique blend of seven different flower essences including chamomile, dandelion, lavender, white yarrow, valerian, dill and corn helps reduce tension and stress, promotes sleep AND combats disorientation.
2 – Health kick
Modifying your pet’s food intake to a high protein and low carbohydrate diet can also help calm an anxious dog. To give your pooch an extra boost, try True-Dose Calming Liquid. Made from natural and botanical ingredients, this product has been designed to help dogs that suffer with hysteria, panic attacks, hyperactivity, excitability, anxiety and restlessness. Begin a daily dosage two-three days before you travel to have your pet stay as cool as a cucumber.
3 – Keep your shirt on
If you don’t fancy going down the medication route then try a compression shirt. Most humans will agree that sometimes a hug is the best remedy for feelings of nervousness, and this is where the ZenDog Calming Compression Shirt comes in. Designed with noise-sensitive, anxious and excitable dogs in mind – when worn the shirt applies a gentle but constant pressure that has a soothing effect on the nervous system. It’s believed to help release a calming hormone similar to endorphins, making car journeys a much more enjoyable experience for you and your canine.
4 – Have a cuppa
Before you set off on a car journey, treat your anxious pooch to a cup of tea. Woof & Brew’s Herbal Dog Tea contains calendula, dill, dandelion, ginseng and skullcap which not only promote and maintain general health in your dog but also have a natural calming effect. Now, whose turn is it to put the kettle on?