Do calming treats work for dogs?

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Calming treats are a hot topic in America. Many pet parents are looking for a natural way to help their dog's separation anxiety, make going to the groomers easier, and promote healthy sleep. But do calming treats work for dogs?

In this article, we'll discuss how calming treats work and why Xen Pets Calming Chews for Dogs are a great natural option for dog owners everywhere.

Do calming treats for dogs work?

Yes, calming treats work in a number of different ways. Most effects you'll see within 2 hours and other benefits you'll see over the course of 30-60 days. It all comes down to the natural ingredients used in your dog calming treats.

Do calming treats for dogs work

Most calming treats use a blend of natural ingredients that can include hemp oil, CBD, valerian root and other natural ingredients.

Each of these ingredients has a separate effect on your dog's body and brain. So, when choosing a calming treat, you'll want to understand how these ingredients work and their effects. Let's take a look at which treats work and their ingredients.

Calming treats for dogs that actually work

Calming treats work by combining essential ingredients to both calm your dog and provide a great boost to their health.

Calming Chews for Dogs

Not only will you find your dog entering a more relaxed state, but the ingredients are actually healthy and all natural.

Natural ingredients in the best calming treats

Our calming dog treats are made using only natural ingredients that work and are easy on your dog's stomach. Let's take a look at the ingredients.

Ingredients in calming treats that work

1. Valerian Root

Valerian root may increase the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in your dog's brain. GABA deficiencies can lead to both less sleep and increased stress. So, increasing these compounds may help calm your anxious dogs.

2. Chamomile

Chamomile contains a compound called apigenin. This compound has shown to provide anxiety relief. Additionally, chamomile is naturally anti-inflammatory when taken as a supplement.

3. Passionflower

Passion flowers contain harmala alkaloids.

Harmala alkaloid increases your dog's GABA, similar to valerian root, and prevents neurotransmitters in the nervous system from breaking down.

4. L-Tryptophan (amino acid)

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L-Tryptophan is an amino acid you may have heard of, most likely during Thanksgiving. Many meats, and especially turkey meat, contain this amino acid.

This amino acid is converted to serotonin. Serotonin is commonly known as the happy hormone. It can make your dog feel more calm and relaxed.

5. Ginger Root

Ginger root can help ease your dog's indigestion and may improve brain function. Ginger works by reducing inflammation in your dog's brain and body, and therefore reducing the oxidative stress.

6. L-Theanine (amino acid)

L-Theanine, another amino acid, has shown to reduce blood pressure and promote a relaxed state - making it a great addition to calming treats for dogs.

L-Theanine can cross the blood-brain barrier and can affect your dog's brain activity by promoting alpha waves. These waves are a pattern of brain activity associated with a more relaxed state.

7. Hemp Seed Oil and Powder

Hemp has natural anti-inflammatory properties, can support your dog's immune system, and improve joint health. It's also packed with carotene and phytosterols, essential for maintaining your dog's overall health.

9. Thiamine

Thiamine, or Vitamin B1, is great for your dog's health. Similar to other ingredients, thiamine may boost your dog's GABA, and may have a calming effect.

9. Magnesium

A magnesium deficiency can cause a number of disorders and symptoms in your dog.

Low magnesium levels can lead to increased physical, mental, and environmental stressors. It can even induce anxiety.

How Long Does It Take for Calming Treats to Work?

Calming treats are a great way to increase your dog's overall health and mood. But how long does it take for calming treats to work? Calming treats take effect within 60-90 minutes.

After 90 minutes, you should expect your dog to enter a more relaxed state.

How long does it take to see the full benefits?

In addition to calming treats relaxing properties, there are many health benefits. In our Xen Pets calming chews we include additional herbs and supplements like chamomile, passion flower, and amino acids like L-Tryptophan.

It may take up to 3-8 weeks of daily use to see the full benefits of calming treats for dogs.

How long does it take for calming treats to work (Video)

5 Benefits of calming chews

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In addition to the benefits already discussed, here are the top 5 benefits of Xen Pets Calming Chews for Dogs.

  1. Stress relief
  2. Improved sleep
  3. Brain support
  4. Separation anxiety relief
  5. Improved hormonal balance

Bottom Line

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By understanding the key ingredients in calming treats, you can make an informed decision that works best for your dog.

Not all calming treats are made with your dog in mind. You want to choose a treat and ingredients that are specifically targeted at your dog’s anxiety and overall health.

With the right calming treats, you can provide your dog anxiety relief and the support they need.

Xen Pets Calming Chews for Dogs provide not only powerful, effective calming effects but also important health benefits from its natural ingredients.

So don't wait any longer – shop Xen Pets Calming Chews for Dogs today and help give your dog a much needed sense of calm and comfort.

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By Tory Johnson

Tory Johnson is a veteran dog trainer, dog behaviorist, and canine nutritionist with 10+ years experience.

Tory has helped countless families have beautiful relationships with their canine companions.

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