Optimal Wellness 6 natural solutions for dog anxiety

Common Signs of Dog Anxiety

  • Chewing or destructive behavior
  • Barking or crying
  • Restlessness, pacing
  • Excessive licking
  • Aggression
  • Loss of appetite, refusal to eat
  • Trembling or shaking
  • Excessive panting

6 Natural Solutions For Dog Anxiety

  1. CBD Oil
  2. Herbs
  3. Homeopathic Remedies
  4. Bach Flower Essences
  5. Essential Oils
  6. Hydrosols

Herbs

  • Chamomile
  • Valerian (Valeriana officinalis)
  • St John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum)

General Rules for Dosing

1 – 20lb

  • Tea – 1/4 cup, 1-3 times per day
  • Capsules – 1/2 – 1 capsule, 1-3 times daily
  • Tincture – 1-4 drops, 2-3 times daily

20-50lbs

  • Tea – 1/4 – 1/2 cup, 1-3 times per day
  • Capsules – 1 or 2 capsules, 2-3 times daily
  • Tincture – 5-10 drops, 2-3 times daily

50-100lbs

  • Tea – 1/2 – 1 cup, 1-3 times per day
  • Capsules – 1 or 2 capsules, 3-4 times daily
  • Tincture – 10-20 drops, 2-3 times daily

Homeopathic Remedies

  • Aconite 30C
  • Phosphorus 30C
  • Pulsatilla nigicans 6C
  • Borax 6C
  • Gelsemium 6C or 30C

Bach Flower Essences

  • Star of Bethlehem
  • Rock Rose
  • Cherry Plum
  • Impatiens
  • Clematis

Essential Oils

  1. Separation Anxiety: Neroli, Violet Leaf, Vetiver, Lavender, Rose hydrosol.
  2. Fear of Thunder and Fireworks: Frankincense, Rose Otto, Hops, and Cornflower hydrosol.
  3. General Anxiety: Frankincense, Violet Leaf, Linden Blossom, Roman Chamomile, Hemp.

Hydrosols

  • ½ oz neroli (Citrus aurantium) hydrosol
  • ½ oz blue chamomile (Matricaria recutita) hydrosol
  • 5 drops lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) essential oil
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