Anxiety for Dogs
Relieve stress with our range of dog calming aids
Just like humans, dogs can experience a range of emotions, including stress, anxiety and depression. Fortunately, there are many treatments to calm your pooch and keep them happy and healthy.
Scriptly stocks a range of safe APVMA-approved calming aids and anti-anxiety medications for dogs of all breeds, ages, sizes and temperaments. We understand that every pet and pet parent has their individual needs and preferences, so whether your fluff needs tasty chews, an at-home diffuser, or a calming collar, we’ve got you covered.
Signs of anxiety in dogs
Stress and anxiety can manifest in a number of ways, from behavioural issues, such as aggression, barking, destructive chewing and digging, to physical ailments like loss of appetite, diarrhoea, hair loss, digestive issues and increased sleeping.
What causes anxiety in dogs
Changes to a dog’s environment or living situation can often lead to anxiety. Common triggers include moving house, changes to the family makeup (such as a family member moving out), changes to your dog’s routine, or the introduction of a new person, such as when you have guests over.
Before treating a dog for anxiety, make sure to rule out other potential causes of destructive behaviour, such as boredom, poor house training or underlying medical issues.
Separation anxiety in dogs
Separation anxiety is by far the most common form of anxiety in dogs. Your dog is your best bud, so when you leave them, they can get pretty upset! This can often lead to destructive behaviour, such as urinating in the house, barking and howling, or trying to escape.
If you also notice unusual behaviour when you’re preparing to leave the house, such as your pup seeming agitated or depressed, it could be a sign that your dog has separation anxiety.
How to treat anxiety in dogs
There are several dog calming aids and treatments you can use to relieve your pup’s anxiety and keep them calm during stressful situations.
Scriptly stock a huge range of calming aids for dogs, ranging from treats and chews, to collars and diffusers.
The best treatment for your dog will depend on personal preference. Yummy chews are easy to administer, especially if your dog loves treats! Diffusers, on the other hand, can be plugged in at home to provide your pup with a constant flow of calming pheromones. Calming collars work in the same way, providing your pup with calming pheromones when you’re on the go.
Calming aids are safe for dogs. Most dog anxiety products contain herbal compounds that help calm your pet during stressful situations, while diffusers imitate calming pheromones that dogs naturally release.
But like any treatment, ensure to consult with your vet first. They can recommend safe treatment appropriate for your dog’s life stage, health and temperament.
Australia most trusted brands of dog calming treatment
Scriptly offers many of Australia’s most well-known and trusted brands of calming aids for dogs.