Most pets exhibit happy, contented behavior when they are around their owners in a familiar and safe environment. Any physical or social change in this safety bubble could appear as a threat to them and change their behavior to aggression or anxiety. This could be a sure shot sign of animals in need of stress-reducing supplements. "We recently moved to our new home and it took a while for my dog to get used to the new place. He felt anxious and lost for days. There were days when he would bark up a storm when the doorbell rang and then there were days he wouldn't want to move. These were clear signs that he was not his usual self," says businessman Karan Makhija.
Types of stress reducing supplements
"Stress reducing supplements can be in the form of chew sticks or treats, tablets or capsules to be taken orally or added to food, essential oils or herbs powdered in their diet, or even a sanitizing spray or hemp oil rubbed topically on their paws or coat," says Iyer.
- Active calming ingredients in stress-reducing supplements should include melatonin, L-theanine, L-tryptophan, Vitamin B1.
- Natural ingredients should include anything from chicken liver, turkey, salmon to hemp extracts, prebiotics and probiotics,
- Soothing essential herbs such as chamomile, passion flower or holy basil can calm your pets.
- Oils such as lavender and aloe vera can be topically applied. Massaging your pets gently with hemp seed oil can reduce their stress.
- External food such as peanut butter for dogs contains omega 3 fatty acids that help reduce anxiety.
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