Calming Care is a natural herbal supplement designed to gently assist dogs with consistently calm and balanced moods. The herbal ingredients in this formula are meant to be administered daily, with a long term outlook. They are non sedating and will not cause your dog to feel sleepy or drowsy. Calming Care contains eight herbal ingredients that holistically work together on a canine's nervous system, stress hormones and brain neurotransmitters.
This is a really interesting remedy that we have used both in isolation and in combination with other supplements in dogs who struggle with chronic stress or reduced mood state. it does take time to work (as do all supplements of this nature) and whilst Pet Wellbeing's notes suggest 2-3 weeks, in practice we would say this can be a little longer for some dogs, with some quite significant individual variation.
Herbal preparations are generally very bitter and unpalatable to most pets. Pet Wellbeing address this by adding a small amount of natural bacon flavouring and whilst it isn't to every dog's taste, it certainly seems to improve palatability compared to other herbal preparations we have used! See the additional pictures for the information provided by the company on the properties of each of the constituent herbs AND contra-indications for use. This is a freely available over the counter supplement, but we strongly recommend that you speak to your own vet or a herbal vet before using any herbal product (natural does not mean harmless or safe for every pet - they work because they have an effect on the body!). This is essential if your pet is on ANY medications or other supplements or has ANY underlying medical conditions.
Pet Wellbeing is made in the United States, but they are the only supplements of this type we have so far used successfully, they are a well-established company founded and run by vets and with rigorous, science-based product development, ingredient sourcing and testing processes. Herbs are certified 100% organic and the company adheres to human supplement quality standards. They have a UK distribution point too. They also offer an advice service. It is no substitute for speaking with your own vet who knows your pet, but it can be a helpful addition and we have found them very willing to chat with our vets too! Take a team approach to your pet's wellbeing. The advice line for the UK is 020 3695 0978.