It’s why dog calming treats have become popular, especially as research has unveiled natural ingredient combinations that, when flavored, can flip that stressful situation into a calm one. Indeed, if Fido could talk and offer his or her own list, these dog calming treats would probably sit at the top. What four-legged friend doesn’t love a treat? And this one packs a few extra benefits.
On behalf of these beloved bowsers, we’ve assembled a shopping list of dog calming treats they might howl over. Take a look.
Chill as a duck
Just as the sound of a summer storm is sure to rattle most dogs, a duck-tasting treat is a no-brainer winner. Packed with all kinds of soothing and healthy ingredients, these treats have proved reliable in calming dogs exhibiting nervousness or aggression brought on by sudden loud activities around them, or just from anxious visits to the vet or an unfamiliar home. How? Well, organic passionflower has been effective in treating emotional balance, L-tryptophan has been successful relaxing worked-up dogs, and valerian root has been shown to reduce restlessness.
Buy: Calming Treats for Dogs – 120 Chews – Made In USA – Vet Recommended
Fresh and soft
Made with melatonin, ginger, L-tryptophan and thiamin, these unique tasting treats have calmed dogs during storms, periods of separation, travel, grooming, and other high-stress moments. Leaving your companion with dogger sitters while you head off for a vacation? Keep some of these on hand to alleviate her separation anxiety. We also like that these are a soft chew and easy to swallow – critical during those times when your dog is already worked up.
Buy: NaturVet Quiet Moments Calming Aid Dog Supplement
Zesty Paws Calming Bites uses turkey flavor to mask Suntheanine, the functional ingredient to this formula. It’s an advanced form of L-theanine and combined with Sensoril Ashwagandha, it has proven effective on all the typical stress points dogs experience. The treat also includes a long list of effective ingredients, such as chamomile, valerian root, organic ginger root, organic passionflower, and L-tryptophan – to aid in the effort. None of this matters, though, if Rover won’t chew it up. The turkey taste and soft texture assure that most dogs will.
Buy: Zesty Paws Calming Bites for Dogs
No more cuckoo with coconut
Smoked coconut? Why not, if you’ve tried everything else to get your stressed-out dog settled down. Even if you haven’t, Green Gruff says it has tested this supplement on dogs of all ages and sizes with great results. Made of hemp seed, chamomile, valerian root, and L-tryptophan, along with digestion balancing ashwagandha, these treats are designed to boost the production of serotonin, melatonin and dopamine for an all-natural calming effect. All this happens in a tasty smoked coconut flavor. Keep some on hand before the stressful times hit.
Buy: Green Gruff Calming Chews for Dogs
Loaded with goodness
Smaller than most treats, and with a different take on the issue. How is this for ingredients? Hemp meal, New Zealand green-lipped mussel, Hawaiian Kona berry, biotin, Vitamin C, Icelandic sea kelp, organic coral calcium, plus 74 vitamins! These are all listed as ingredients in FurroLandia’s proprietary blend. That smallness also gives you more bang for your buck: there are 170 pieces per bottle.
Buy: FurroLandia Hemp Calming Treats for Dogs
S. Ruxton is a contributing writer to Florida Travel & Life, an online brand that inspires active, affluent travelers, providing them with insider information on discovering the best of Florida. Informative and engaging, the website showcases travel destinations, arts and cultural venues, vibrant dining scenes, recreational activities, the great outdoors and the revitalized real-estate market. A former baseball writer, S. Ruxton loves to revisit the smaller Gulf towns of Clearwater, Dunedin, and Bradenton. Historic Winter Park is also a favorite destination.