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Species affected: Cats, Dogs
Background: An emotional state of fear and tension.
Symptoms: Pets may demonstrate anxiety in a variety of bizarre behaviors and physical manifestations. Dogs and cats may chew on themselves, urinate or defecate inappropriately, or destroy items in their environment.
Diagnostics: A complete history including all aspects of the environment, the diet, social relations with other animals and humans (or lack thereof), and exposure to noxious sounds and odors, lifestyle changes or other stimuli. Certain breeds can be more prone to anxiety states. Hormonal changes need to be taken into consideration in some animals.
Special Notes: Animals in a chronic state of anxiety can suffer from numerous physical conditions such as allergies, self-mutilation and digestive upsets that are related to the primary condition of anxiety.
Principles for Supplementation: Relieve mental tension.


Formulas: Dosage: Mechanism/Purpose:

Anxiety & Stress22

Canine and Feline formulas

Helps relieves mental stress and anxiety.


Cats: ¼ capsule bid
Dogs: ¼ capsule/25 lb bid

Antioxidant effects result in enhanced nerve impulse transmission and repair of damaged neurons.


1 capsule per 20 lb bid or
1 scoop per 20 lb bid

Supports a calm nervous system.

Calm Spirit23

Cats: ¼-½ tablet bid or tid
Dogs: ½-2 tablets bid or tid

No tranquilizing effect; helps relieve stress-associated emotions/reactions (e.g., anxiety, insomnia).

Compassionate Sage24

Cats: 2 drops bid
Dogs under 20 lbs: 2 drops bid
Dogs 20-50 lbs: 3 drops bid
Dogs over 50 lbs: 4 drops bid

Heart blood deficiency, qi deficiency.


1 chew daily up to 25 lb

For pets exhibiting nervousness, hyperactivity, anxiety or responding to environmentally- induced stress. It is an advanced formula that contains a combination of factors, not found in other calming formulas, that support balanced behavior.


Cats: ¼ capsule sid
Dogs: 1 capsule/25 lb sid

Saint John's Wort is best known for treatment of depression that is difficult to diagnose; possible antianxiety effects in some cats and dogs.


Cats, Dogs: 1 capsule sid to bid

Contains tryptophan, an amino acid converted to serotonin in the brain.


Cats: ¼ capsule sid
Dogs: 1 capsule/25 lb sid

Natural source of the major inhibitor neurotransmitter, GABA; promotes relaxation.


Dogs: ¼ capsule/25 lb bid or tid

Reduces stress and calms anxiety brought on by loud noises such as fireworks or thunderstorms.


Cats: ½ capsule sid
Dogs: 2 capsules/25 lb sid

Mild herbal tranquilizing combination; potential uses: separation anxiety in dogs; inappropriate urination and defecation in cats; for travel.

Shen Calmer3

Dogs: 0.5 gm/day per 10 to 20 lb

Chinese herbal formula to help with restlessness and anxiety from sudden noises and thunderstorm anxiety.


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