Top 10 Best Dog Anxiety Products & Medication 2017

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Just like people, dogs suffer from anxiety. Different dogs can have different triggers — some dogs suffer from separation anxiety, which is probably the most common. This issue can cause them to tear up bedding, urinate or defecate in the home or bark constantly when left alone. Dogs can also express anxiety over new people and new situations, such as when the family is getting ready to move or when they need to go for a car ride.

Not all dogs will respond favorably to anxiety medications and other anxiety products. Some may become lethargic while others may not stop their anxiety symptoms. However, for some dogs these treatments can work wonders. Here are some of the best choices for anxiety relief, from medications to treats and even products your dog can wear that help them feel safe and relaxed.


1. Bach Rescue Remedy for Anxiety

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If your dog suffers from anxiety due to thunderstorms, car rides, or even separation anxiety, Bach Rescue Remedy for pets can be the safe alternative you need to help calm them down. Just like Bach products for humans, Bach Rescue Remedy Pets is made with pure herbal extracts and help them clam down almost immediately. This natural remedy is alcohol free and is safe for pets of any size.

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Price: $16.30 for 20mL

Buy the Bach Rescue Remedy for pets here.



2. Sentry Calming Collar for Anxiety

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This calming dog collar is completely non-invasive and perfect for pets that don’t like to take pills. One of these pleasantly scented dog collars releases pheromones for up to 30 days. It’s a safe and effective treatment for dogs that are suffering anxiety issues.

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Price: $15.19 for a 3-pack

Buy the Sentry Calming Collar here.



3. Chillout Dog Treats for Anxiety

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Your anxious dog may find relief easier to take if it’s in the form of a treat rather than a pill. These treats, made by Isle of Dogs, are 100% natural and utilize the calming effects of lavender and Lemon Balm Extract to help your dog relax during thunderstorms or other times of great anxiety. Chillout dog treats are also free of wheat gluten. Especially useful for re-training your dog to look forward to car rides.

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Price: $4.99

Buy the Chillout Natural Dog Treats here.



4. Pet Naturals Calming Treats for Anxiety

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Another treat option, this product is an Amazon bestseller because they work. The Pet Naturals Calming formula is recommended for pets that get stressed out and they even work great when travelling. Since it’s a flavorful treat, you don’t have to trick your dog into taking a pill.

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Price: $4.89 and up

Buy the Pet Naturals Calming Treats here.



5. Thundershirt for Anxiety

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Thundershirt is like a big hug for your dog. It works to help keep them feeling safe and content. Thundershirt has worked for dogs that suffer thunderstorm anxiety and even for those that have problems with travelling anxiety. It’s easy to put on and it’s even machine washable.

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Price: $24.22-33.98

Buy the Thundershirt here.



6. Pro-Sense Anti-Stress Calming Tablets for Anxiety

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When your dog is already stressed out, the last thing you want to do is give him a pill that has to be stuffed down his throat. Instead, pick a chewable tablet. Pro-Sense Anti-Stress Calming Tablets are also made with wonderful natural ingredients, including chamomile, ginger, and valerian root, as well as antioxidants to reduce effects of stress on the immune system.

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Price: $5.50

Buy the Pro-Sense Chewable Tablets here.



7. Virbac Anxitane for Anxiety

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This is another chewable tablet that is a safe choice for anxious dogs. The active ingredient is L-Theanine. These pills help reduce stress with none of the drowsy side effects of some anxiety medications.

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Price: $35.42

Buy Virbac Anxitane here.



8. Composure Soft Chews for Anxiety

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Chewable dog treats that are made for calming anxiety are a great option if you travel a lot with your dog(s). Composure Soft Chews help calm your dog in whatever stressful situation they are in and they taste great too. The main active ingredient is again L-Theanine, which is a non-drowsy choice for beating pet anxiety.

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Price: $14.39

Buy the Composure Soft Chews here.



9. HomeoPet Anxiety Relief

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100% natural relief for your pet. HomeoPet Anxiety Relief isn’t just good for dogs, it also works for cats, rabbits, birds, ferrets, hamsters and even pot-bellied pigs. It’s a fast acting liquid formula that contains no chemicals. This is another great choice for anyone looking for natural relief for their dog’s anxiety.

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Price: $11.19

Buy the HomeoPet Anxiety Relief here.



10. Pet-Plicity Calming for Anxiety

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Pet-Plicity is the maker of this liquid dog calming aid that helps decrease separation anxiety and more. It is great for general pet stress relief, as well as reducing fear during thunderstorms. It is soothing and all natural.

Need more options? Browse more dog health supplies here.

Price: $24.97

Buy the Pet-Plicity Calming here.



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CHANDRA

I have tried everything to calm my dog down and nothing has worked. He’s 5 now so I’d really like to get him to calm down since he’s getting older. I was thinking about that dog Xanax. Has anybody tried this with their dog? If so could you please tell me if it works or how good/bad it is? Please and thanks

Cathy

Just gave each of my dogs their first pill.. They are almost hallucinating… No more for them. Kind of why I’m on this site. Want something natural.

Stacey

My doberman who is one has severe anxiety when im not home he chews my house about furniture stairs etc we took him to our vet he was prescribed xanax twice a day .2 milligrams and that didnt help him at all we stopped medicating him tried it for a month and it was a waste of 65 dollars

Jayne

Wish I’d seen your post earlier! Our elderly dog was prescribed Xanax to help with the pacing that we were told was due to CDS. Within two days he was as high as a kite & we had to take him to the emergency vet as we thought he might gave a heart attack. We were advised to see a neurologist as there were signs he had had a stroke or worse. We did & he was diagnosed with an inner ear infection which is being treated with anti biopics, we now have our old dog back!

Amy

Xanax doesn’t even phase my Weiner dog she takes a full pill and a half at bed time and it only knocks her out for 2-3 hrs.

Anonymous

Great for really stressed dogs with thunderstorms…both little and big.

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