Make the 4th of July naturally relaxing with supplements
Even the calmest pets may find themselves rattled by the crash-bang of fireworks, and who can blame them? Such loud booms and bright, sparkling lights don’t happen every day. Create some Zen for your pets with natural, relaxing solutions so they can have a happy 4th of July, too.
Both training and creating a safe space are important steps to easing fireworks fears. But what if you can’t lay the groundwork in time for this year’s celebration?
Good news—you have quite a few options! Several supplements and natural remedies exist that are great calming aids, leveraging nutrition or your pet’s powerful sense of smell to reduce anxiety.
The most commonly used natural remedies for pet anxiety include:
- Pheromones are chemical substances that only animals can smell and that can stimulate an emotional response. These are species-specific, and the synthetic versions mimic calming pheromones produced by your dog or your cat.
- L-theanine is a naturally occurring amino acid that boosts relaxation by encouraging production of calming hormones and preventing excitatory nerve signals.
- L-tryptophan is also an amino acid, and it is a precursor to serotonin, a feel-good hormone. This amino acid can also be found in supplements containing whey protein concentrate.
- Casein is a protein usually found in milk and induces relaxation in newborns. Luckily, it has a similar effect on our pets.
This 4th of July, help your pet keep calm with a natural remedy! Talk to your veterinarian for recommendations specific to your pet. If you know your pet has a severe noise aversion, your veterinarian may also recommend using an anti-anxiety medication.
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