Brad Pattison Pet Wellness Hemp Calming Soft Chews (60 count)
Carefully formulated with proven active ingredients such as certified organic hemp flour, thiamine, chamomile, valerian root, certified organic hemp seed oil, passion flower, L-theanine, ginger root, L-tryptophan and magnesium gluconate. Cold-processed to preserve the integrity of the ingredients. These soft chews may help your dog manage various stressors like separation anxiety, noise phobia's such as thunder storms, general anxiety, travel anxiety, nervousness, and may help reduce aggression that stems from anxiety.
Non-GMO and gluten free!
We bet the bacon and cheese flavor will impress your pet!
For use in dogs over 12 weeks of age.
Safe and effective for dogs and cats.
60 count - net weight 5.3 oz (150 grams)
Inactive ingredients: Chickpea Flour, Cane Molasses, Potato Flour, Purified Water, Glycerin, Lecithin, Tapioca Starch, Cheese Powder, Safflower Oil, Natural Bacon Flavour, Sorbic Acid, Mixed Tocopherols, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin E.
Many dogs and puppies suffer from anxiety in a variety of forms and this can be very distressing for dog owners who just want their canine companions to be happy, relaxed and confident and feel like they can deal with unfamiliar or scary situations with ease. Stress, anxieties and fear can arise from an array of stimuli and stressors such as loud noises, noise phobias, visual phobias like headwear (helmets, hoods, hats) or umbrellas, new environments, travel in cars or airplanes, going to the veterinarian clinic or the groomer, boarding, dog daycare and kenneling. Noise phobias are best defined as a persistent, excessive fear response to a sound stimulus that results in the dog’s attempting to avoid or escape from the sound (Shull, 1994). Of the animals that exhibit phobic responses when presented with noise, 87% respond to thunder, 93% respond to thunder or thunder-like sounds (firecrackers, backfires) and less than 10% react to televisions, stereos, vacuum cleaners, sirens, or motor vehicles (Shull-Selcer & Stagg, 1991). A very common state of distress is separation anxiety when pets feel uncomfortable when the owner is not present. Thunderstorms can trigger intense bouts of anxiety as can fireworks. Generalized anxiety is an ever-present condition for some dogs. Worry in our pets can manifest as pacing, excessive drooling, restlessness, excitement urination, excessive barking, repetitive or obsessive-compulsive behaviours, aggression, panic disorders, nocturnal activity and barrier frustration (an aggressive greeting through a fence). Nervousness in our dogs or overexcitement may be easier to manage with Brad Pattison Pet Wellness Hemp Calming Soft Chews. These soothing, targeted health soft chews for dogs are thoughtfully formulated with natural remedies to help improve mood, relieve tension and promote restful sleep. Comforting dogs with a number of proven, active ingredients, these soft chews can help with calmer walks, aggression suppression, mental focus, and balancing overall behaviour. These soft chews may help with very common issues like hyperactivity and reactivity and may even help rescue dogs transition to their new home.
Certified Organic hemp oil and flour which are exceptionally rich in two essential fatty acids with a near perfect 3:1 ratio of alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3) and linoleic acid (omega-6). Hemp oil is an all-natural dietary supplement. Hemp oil supports healthy looking skin and soft, shiny coats. "Certified Organic" status of the hemp oil and flour ingredients ensure they are free from harmful chemicals, pesticides, heavy metals, toxins, and other contaminants. Hemp is a plant that absorbs toxins from the ground and it is important to ensure that hemp ingredients are always "CERTIFIED Organic" not just "organic" as there are no regulations on these hemp ingredients. Brad Pattison Pet Wellness always uses Certified Organic hemp in all products.
Thiamine (vitamin B1) which is an essential vitamin for dogs, which means it must be part of their diet in order for your dog to maintain optimal health. The brain and other high energy organs require thiamine for proper function because it is used for carbohydrate metabolism. If a dog does not get enough thiamine in their diet, you will first notice a lack of appetite, weight loss and GI (gastrointestinal) upset. As symptoms progress, dogs will experience neurological symptoms such as neuromuscular weakness, unequal pupil sizes and decreased light response by the pupils. Extreme cases can lead to heart problems. There have been several major recalls of commercial pet food due to insufficient thiamine content. Thiamine is sensitive to heat and water soluble so it is not a very stable vitamin when exposed to high heat from food manufacturing processes. Brad Pattison Pet Wellness Soft Chews are cold-processed to ensure that the integrity and effectiveness of the active ingredients are maintained. Certain drugs like diuretics that cause increased fluid loss can deplete a dog’s thiamine. Some dogs simply have a higher demand for thiamine due to poor nutrient absorption in their intestines. All of the factors can potentially lead to thiamine deficiencies in your dog. The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) recommends that adult dog food provide 1 mg of thiamine per kilogram of food. Because thiamine is water soluble, it is very safe and there is little concern of over dose from too much thiamine. Excess levels will be excreted in the urine.
Chamomile which has been consumed for centuries as a safe, reliable and effective sleep aid, mild sedative and anxiolytic (anti-anxiety). Chamomile may improve sleep quality and depression. It contains apigenin, an antioxidant that binds to certain receptors in the brain that may promote sleepiness and reduce insomnia, or the chronic inability to sleep. Chamomile has anti-inflammatory properties and may promote the following, digestive health, protect against diarrhea and help prevent ulcers from developing. Chamomile may also protect against certain types of cancers and may support heart health due to the prevalence of antioxidants.
Valerian root which may offer relief for dogs that are terrified of thunderstorms or who are anxious when left home alone. It’s a safe, herbal supplement with mild sedative qualities that has been traditionally used to alleviate insomnia, stress, and anxiety. Integrative veterinarians also recommend it for their anxious canine patients. Valerian root is best known for its sedating qualities, and is used to relieve insomnia and anxiety, and control seizures. It works similarly to benzodiazepines, a class of drugs that includes familiar names like Valium and Xanax. Researchers aren’t precisely sure how valerian works, but they think it may increase the amount of the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain. Valerian root is believed to work via the receptors of the GABA, which blocks nerve transmissions between neurons that stimulate activity. Therefore, GABA has a calming effect. Many integrative vets recommend giving dogs valerian root for anxiety, sedation, and improving nighttime sleep. Specific conditions in which valerian root may be recommended include noise phobias including thunderstorms, fireworks, separation anxiety, visits to the veterinary office, travel, on walks with aggressive dogs, and when hosting large groups of people at home. Valerian root is also known as an anti-convulsive, and may be used in treating epilepsy. Valerian root may be soothing to many dogs especially those with nervous stomachs.
Passion flower which is a calming agent and sleep aid as it helps relax the body, mind and tummy. Calming, relaxing and helping to induce sleep may be the effects for dogs. This herbal, all-natural alternative does not have a strong sedative effect like other herbs, so it’s perfect for extremely anxious dogs.
L-Theanine. Research suggests that L- theanine might provide a range of health benefits, which may include improved mental focus and better sleep quality. L-theanine may help with relaxation before bedtime, getting to sleep more easily, and sleeping more deeply. L-theanine may affect the levels of certain chemicals in the brain. These include serotonin and dopamine, which influence mood, sleep, and emotion, and cortisol, which helps the body deal with stress. L- theanine may contribute to a feeling of relaxation by reducing resting heart rate. This compound may improve mental and physical health. It seems to have neuroprotective effects, which may improve brain function and cognitive performance. On its own, L-theanine may improve attention and reaction times. L-theanine’s potential anti-inflammatory effects may support the body in fighting off illness. Taking L-theanine may boost the immune system. L-theanine has been shown to have a calming effect in dogs, naturally calming anxious pets and to help reduce unwanted or unruly, anxiety-associated behaviours.
Ginger root which is in the same family as turmeric and has been used as a natural medicine for thousands of years. Possibly the best-known benefits of this powerful root are its function as a digestive aid for stomach upset and nausea. Many holistic veterinarians have been recommending incorporating ginger into diets of pets for general health maintenance and for pets with specific conditions. If your dog has nausea because they are under the weather, they have car or motion sickness, or they are undergoing cancer treatment, ginger, given about 30 minutes before, my help. Since ginger has natural anti-inflammatory properties, incorporating ginger into your dog’s diet if he is suffering from inflamed joints could offer some relief.
Magnesium gluconate which is a mineral supplement used to prevent and treat low levels of magnesium. Magnesium is very important for the normal physiologic functioning of cells, nerves, muscles, bones and the heart. Magnesium may be helpful as a natural treatment for anxiety. A 2017 review that looked at 18 different studies found that magnesium did reduce anxiety. These studies looked at mild anxiety and generalized anxiety. According to this review, one of the reasons why magnesium might help reduce anxiety is that it may improve brain function. Research shows that magnesium plays an important role in regulating neurotransmitters, which send messages throughout the brain and body. This is how magnesium plays a role in neurological health. Research has found that magnesium may help with brain functions that reduce stress and anxiety. It is believed to affect a part of the brain called the hypothalamus, which helps regulate the pituitary and adrenal glands. These glands are responsible for the response to stress. There are many benefits of magnesium. From improved mood to bowel health, magnesium works throughout the body. In pets, magnesium supplementation is often recommended for pets with heart disease, diabetes, and epilepsy. For pets with epilepsy, it is proposed that magnesium cools the liver down and relaxes the mind and heart electrical complexes. Low levels of magnesium can cause a variety of clinical signs including lack of appetite, muscle incoordination, slow growth, and seizures.
L-Tryptophan which is an amino acid. Amino acids are protein building blocks. L-Tryptophan is called an "essential" amino acid because the body can't make it. It must be acquired from food. It is naturally found in animal and plant proteins. It is important for the development and functioning of many organs in the body. After absorbing L-Tryptophan from food, the body converts it to 5-HTP, then to serotonin, melatonin and vitamin B6. Serotonin is a hormone that transmits signals between nerve cells. Changes in the level of serotonin can alter mood. Melatonin is important for sleep and vitamin B6 is essential for energy metabolism. Taking L-Tryptophan may help treat sleep disorders. It might decrease the amount of time it takes to fall asleep and improve mood in pets with sleep problems. Serotonin plays an essential role in the regulation of mood, anxiety, appetite and sleep; thus L-tryptophan may have the properties of a natural anti-depressant. L-Tryptophan for dogs is important as it can help to reduce stress and aggression in pets during stressful situations. L-Tryptophan is a natural amino acid found in many proteins, which is involved in the production of the hormone serotonin and has been shown to help reduce aggression and stress. A research paper published in 2000 suggested that feeding supplemental L-tryptophan might reduce dominance-related or territorial aggression in dogs.
Active Ingredients (for each and every soft chew):
Certified Organic Hemp Flour …. 250 mg
Thiamine …………….…....……....... 100 mg
Chamomile ………………….............. 80 mg
Valerian Root …………................... 60 mg
Certified Organic Hemp Seed Oil .. 50 mg
Passion Flower ..…….…….............. 45 mg
L-Theanine ………..….................…. 30 mg
Ginger Root ................................. 30 mg
L-Tryptophan ………...................... 25 mg
Magnesium Gluconate …............... 15 mg