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Top 10 Best Dog Anxiety Products & Medication

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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.


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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

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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.


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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.


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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.


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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Price: $24.97

Buy the Pet-Plicity Calming here.


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18 comments

  1. 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

    • 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.

    • 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

    • 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!

  2. I found some from PetCo that I use when I groom my Shih Tzu. He was a rescue from a situation where he’d never had his hair cut, let alone a grooming. I took him once to the groomers and decided from then on I would groom him myself. Now, I give him the Well&Good brand of Calming aid and wait a few minutes for it to start working. He lets me touch his feet, and even groom his face. It doesn’t make them sulky and lethargic. It makes them more manageable when dealing with things they may usually react negatively to.

  3. Thank you so much for this wonderful article!! I love my 6 month old dachshund so much, but her bark is big and her separation anxiety is bigger :/ we’re moving into a new apartment and I think some of these options will help both of us during this time. I especially love the nondrowsy options!

  4. My 7 month golden retriever has been spayed and is going totally crazy because she can’t exercise. My vet won’t prescribe any callers or medication for her even though he knows her energy levels. I will try the rescue remedy

  5. My dog’s vet prescribed Xanax for her. She has anxiety all the time but it’s really bad when it storms. The Xanax worked very well for her but she also has a Thundershirt which is Great! Make sure the dosage is correct on the Xanax & they won’t be groggy. We use the Thundershirt when it rains or just “as needed” anytime for comfort and calmness. My dog loves hers!

    • Yes have been using 1.5mg daily on my 9 year old 30kg boy with good effect. He had been in an abusive situation before he came to me nearly 4 years ago and it has taken a lot of work, and love to get him to where he is. Unfortunately he still is anxious with some people and the lovan has really reduced his anxiety. He still however TERRIFIED of storms and fireworks, and living in southern Queensland (Australia) it’s storm season! He has a thunder jacket however it is far too hot for him in summer. I have started him on alprazolam (Kalma) 1mg as required with mixed effect. Christmas Day we had thunderstorms on and off all day so the effect was only moderate. But I’ll try anything to help him. My other 45 kg boy couldn’t care less!
      Ps have tried some of the natural ones and they have some effect on some dogs (ex shelter volunteer) however not for dogs with extreme anxiety. Rescue remedy is a good start to see if if this is all you need.

  6. I talked to a fellow dog owner and they gave their dog benadryl on a long car ride and it calmed the dog down and was knocked out for the majority of the ride. It’s important that the benadryl you give your dog is the right amount (so look up the chart) and that the pill is not mixed with tylenol! there must be only one ingredient: diphenhydramine. I do recommend you do some more research before you commit and talk to your vet. I tried to give my 7 month 50+lb husky/malamute but was only able to get him to eat one pill, but w his weight her required at least 2. he was pretty calm for the 4.5hour drive and only threw up once (which is huge for us lol). Also there is a calming spray from Adaptil and Motion Sickness For Dogs Wellness Oil Nature’s Inventory 2 fl oz (60ml) Liquid on amazon.com i haven’t tried either of these but i noticed they weren’t on the list

  7. My 12 year old jack Russell is having alot of separation Anxiety and (thunderstorm anxiety..he shakes so bad and panting (I feel like he is gonna have a heart heart attack) shaking all over. Please tell me what to try. We have used many over the counter meds….they dony phase him a bit. We did get a little pink pill from the vet and it worked but made him dopey the next day…