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Home Remedies For Agitation In Dogs

Home Remedies For Agitation In Dogs

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Home Remedies For Agitation

1. Create A Comforting Environment:

Designate a private spot in the house where your dog can retreat when it feels nervous. Give him a distraction puzzle (food mazes or Tricky Treat ball) or favored toys. Sit with him if required as your dog will look up to you for reassurance.

2. Lifestyle Modifications:

This includes exercise and non-exercise options.

Exercise options:

For younger dogs: playing with other dogs, chasing a ball or Frisbee, going for a run or hike, etc. Older dogs: having a canine buddy come over to hang out, walking around the neighborhood, etc.

Non-exercise options: treat dispensers, toys, Chewable goodies, and more.

3. Use An Anxiety Vest:

These vest-like garments are designed to calm agitated dogs. Similar to hugging a distressed person or swaddling a crying infant, these vests apply pressure to the dog’s torso providing a calming effect. There are several brands of anxiety wraps, including ThunderShirt®, The Original Anxiety Wrap®, Surgi-Snuggly®, Calm Coat®, and Mellow Shirt®.

4. Pheromone Collars And Diffusers:

Calming pheromones products like ‘Dog Appeasing Pheromone’ helps to calm a nervous pet. These products come in spray versions and collar diffusers. Sentry Calming Collar for Dogs.

ThunderEase Calming Dog Pheromone Spray, Adaptil Calm Home Pheromone Diffuser for Dogs, etc.

5. Herbs:

Certain herbs are used to treat aggressive dogs

  • Echinacea: This is used to boost the immune system of the stressed-out dog.
  • Skullcap: Nervous tension and epileptic dogs.
  • Jasmine: Calming effect.
  • St John’s Wort: This treats anxiety issues and has anti-depressant properties like Prozac.
  • Astralagus: Immune system.
  • Passionflower: Calming effect without making the dog drowsy.
  • Green tea leaves: Relaxes the dog.
  • Lemon Balm: Dog excitability and anxiety.
  • Chamomile: Dog's nervous system.
  • Valerian: This is a sedative and anti-anxiety herb used to treat over-excitability in dogs.
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