What Are The Best Dog Treats For Anxiety?

Does your pup suffer from anxiety? Don’t fret, because there are plenty of natural remedies that can help.

Oftentimes, dogs experience anxiety because of fear, separation or aging and can react negatively to triggers in their environment. Some symptoms of anxiety include aggression, panting, drooling, pacing, or excessive barking. But with the proper care, treatment, and – yes – even treats, you can help your pup feel calm and secure.

Dog Treats May Help Alleviate Anxiety

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Treats aren’t just for tasting good – sometimes they can help in more meaningful ways.

That’s right, there are many dog treats on the market with natural calming ingredients for your pup. Below, we’ve compiled a list of our favorites for your anxious pooch.

But remember – always talk to your vet before giving your dog any supplements or medication since they know your pupper so well.

BARK Calming Supplement

BarkBox Calming Supplement Dog Treats For Anxiety

The BARK Calming Supplement is veterinarian-formulated, made in the U.S. with all-natural ingredients – tryptophan, lemon balm and green tea – and comes in the form of soft chews that taste just like treats. ($24.99 for 120 chews.)

NaturVet Quiet Moments Calming Aid

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Another option is the NaturVet Quiet Moments Calming Aid. It contains Thiamin and L-Tryptophan to help with stress and tension while the melatonin promotes rest and relaxation. ($15 for 60 chews.)

CBD Products For Your Anxious Pooch

CBD is a compound found in cannabis and hemp that’s a non-psychoactive holistic product used for anxiety, arthritis, nausea, inflammation, and pain.

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All of BARK’s CBD products come from family-owned hemp farms in Colorado and are blended with organic ingredients to create all-natural tinctures and biscuits. The CBD Biscuits are available in two sizes – for small and large breeds – and you can choose between chicken, beef, peanut butter, and blueberry flavors to satisfy your pup’s taste buds.

Meanwhile, the CBD Extracts are fast-acting and provide a more precise method of delivery. Choose from a variety of doses, ranging from 100 milligrams to 500 milligrams, depending on your dog’s size.

See below for more details:

Bark CBD biscuits for relieving stress

Bark CBD Chicken Biscuits: These handcrafted treats are made with premium, human-grade ingredients including  full-spectrum CBD hemp oil and are available for both small and large dogs. They’re a holistic, natural product for anxiety, arthritis, nausea, inflammation, and other physical or emotional pain. They contain no THC (<0.1%) and will not make your pup feel “buzzy” or “high.” (Starting at $24.30 for 4 oz. jar of 25 treats.)

Bark CBD Extract: This holistic remedy is made from MCT, organic coconuts, and co2 extracted high CBD hemp oil, and it’s been known to help with all forms of anxiety – but also arthritis, nausea, inflammation, and other physical or emotional pain. It contains no THC (<0.1%) and will not make your pup feel “buzzy” or “high.” ($69.30.)

(NOTE: It typically takes more than a single dose of CBD – and sometimes up to two weeks’ worth – to see results.)

Other Types Of Holistic Care For Anxious Dogs

In addition to giving your dog calming treats to help alleviate their anxiety, there are other holistic ways to help your pooch feel relaxed and at ease. For instance, dog massage can improve blood flow and oxygenation while also easing anxiety and stress. Also, aromatherapy can help to calm your dog, especially lavender essential oils. A little goes a long way for your dog’s heightened sense of smell! Most importantly, make sure you’re providing your dog with a healthy diet to promote overall happiness for your pup!

Dr. Katy Nelson

4 years ago