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Zylkene Calming Support Supplement for Large Dogs 33-132lbs 450mg

Zylkene Calming Support Supplement for Large Dogs 32-132 lbs 450 mg is a treatment for mild anxiety due to household changes, vet visits, travel, etc.

14 Count – $34.99 ($2.50 / Count)
30 Capsules – $76.99 ($2.57 / Count)
120 Capsules- $257.99 ($2.15 / Count)

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Zylkene is:

  • Clinically proven to help relieve stress without drowsy side effects
  • Veterinarian recommended to help pets cope with challenging situations like thunderstorms, car rides, separation, and more
  • Made with natural ingredients that are easy on sensitive stomachs with a lactose- and preservative-free formula
  • The only brand to contain alpha-casozepine, a naturally occurring milk protein found in cow’s milk
 

When to use Zylkene:

  • New places. Whether a pet is visiting the groomer, the vet, or moving to a new home, Zylkene can help them stay calm as they adjust to new environments. It is clinically proven to help pets cope with challenging situations without drowsy side effects.
  • New situations. Fireworks, thunderstorms, and travel: few things are more stressful to pets. That’s why Zylkene is the perfect supplement to help pets stay calm without sedation, which makes new situations easier for them — and for owners.
  • New people. Is company coming over? New baby in the house? With Zylkene, your pets can calmly adjust to new additions to the family — or just friends coming over to visit – without stressing out about it.
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Zylkene can be given whole or opened at mealtime and can be used for short- or long-term use. It’s the perfect supplement to help pets face life’s challenges.

Studies supporting the use of Zylkene:

https://zylkeneusa.com/wp-content/uploads/study-beata-anxiety-in-cats.pdf

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1558787807002031

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168159121002033

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5505228/

 

From the brand

 

Zylkene for anxiety in dogs and cats
Zylkene sizes

Additional information

Target Audience Keyword

dogs

Item Weight

0.01 Ounces

Manufacturer ‏ : ‎

Premium Pet Products

ASIN ‏ : ‎

B00GSWIKOC

UNSPSC Code :

Report an incorrect code

Item model number ‏ : ‎

Zylkene Caps 450

Customer Reviews:

912 ratings

Date First Available ‏ : ‎

December 12, 2013

Item Package Dimensions L x W x H

2.56 x 1.42 x 1.34 inches

Item Dimensions LxWxH

1.5 x 1.5 x 2.5 inches

Size

30 Capsules, 120 Capsules, 14 Count (Pack of 1)

Best Sellers Rank:

#77 in Dog Relaxants

Directions

Zylkene is a complementary feed for cats and dogs which contains a natural product, derived from casein, a protein in milk. It is a molecule well known to promote the relaxation of newborns after breastfeeding. Launched in October 2013, Zylkene has become a familiar product for veterinary surgeons, behaviorists, nurses and pet owners for use in helping pets cope when facing unusual and unpredictable situations or before occasions such as a change in their normal environment.

Age Range Description

dogs & cats

Number of Items

30

Included Components

Vetoquinol Zylkene 450mg (30 capsules)

Specific Uses for Product

anxiety, stress, thunderstorms, moving

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer ‏ : ‎

No

Product Dimensions ‏ : ‎

1.5 x 1.5 x 2.5 inches; 0.01 ounces

Brand Name

Vetoquinol

59 reviews for Zylkene Calming Support Supplement for Large Dogs 33-132lbs 450mg

  1. Julia

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This Works

    I worked in vet med for years. I know vets. There are a lot of products out there that claim to work and don’t. This does. I wouldn’t recommend that people do this if they don’t have experience splitting medication, but I’ve been actually weighing out/portioning the powder from a large capsule and sprinkling it on the food of my small dog, so I am getting three doses out of a large capsule. That makes it considerably more affordable, as he’s between weights (2 small ones is expensive, but 1/2 medium isn’t enough). This does not have the same soporific effect of something like trazodone, but absolutely works to help ease his “sundown” anxiety increase. He gets it at dinnertime, and it really helps (he can settle down more easily and does less pacing around). It’s part of our regular medication regimen now, and I don’t expect that to change.

    14 people found this helpful

  2. Leslie Reyes

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    This is not a quick acting anti-anxiety, but it does work for dogs with panic-attack disorders

    My dog is a portuguese podengo, and they are a breed prone to separation anxiety and neuroses. My dog is very anxious and has awful separation anxiety and he is overprotective of family members.You will not notice changes in the dog’s behavior with this medication immediately, and the changes will be subtle, and it will take about a week or two to kick in. This is not a medication to give your dogs right before you leave the house or for fireworks. It’s for dogs with chronic anxiety.After about 1 to 2 weeks of giving this to my dog, he became less aggressive and less overprotective, but he still has issues. When I stopped giving him this medication, after about a week, he started trying to bite people who come near me, so I do have to give it to him everyday. However, my dog was diagnosed by a veterinarian and two trainers with an anxiety/panic disorder. I do recommend this for dogs who are overly anxious, but it really doesn’t work unless it’s given daily.

    7 people found this helpful

  3. Marlie

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Working….results so far are promising

    I was a skeptic about this product but my vet recommended it highly. I have a multi cat household and the youngest of 3 is a complete terror (resource guarding, litter box ambushing, sneak attacks, urine marking, etc.) I, like many of you take a committment to heart. I had taken this small kitten on almost 7 yrs ago and have tried so many things to calm her down. Here’s some of the “didn’t work” list: Clomacalm, Feliway, Prozac. She was abused as a kitten and I got her at 12 wks of age with a host of nutritional and medical issues. It took several months of vet visits to get her well but this only deepened her trauma and anxiety. After two destroyed sofas and a bed (the last straw) my vet suggested I try Zylkene at a fairly substantial dosage with the Prozac. It’s been 10 days and I have to say she is not 100% but she is more tolerable than she has ever been. I split the 450 mg cap and dose her twice daily. Once capsule at this dose lasts 2 days. It doesn’t make her groggy or dopey acting, just mellow. At this point I will take any relief I can get because she’s really wrecking my life. I just want this little creature to be as happy as she can be.

    12 people found this helpful

  4. jean1fnp

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    so far so good!

    I have a rescue Aussie Shepherd/heeler mix, whose history I know nothing about. She has been an anxious, nervous, and submissive dog from the first. She then developed leash aggression and barked at passers by as if in a total panic. When visitors come to our home, either friend or service person, she barks in the “stranger danger” panic mode despite us telling her it is ok and seeing that we are not scared of whomever is at our house. She then started developing lick granulomas on her paw and we have spent a good amount for antibiotics and steroids, bitter apple, hot spot spray, a cone of shame and leg wraps. I asked my vet for some doggie Prozac but she suggested this instead. The vet was going to charge 30 dollars more, than I found on Amazon, so I purchased it here. I have just ordered my second bottle. Although it has only been a week, I think my dog is markedly improved! I have since ordered an Adaptil collar which other people have reported they use in combination with this. The verdict is out on the combination as yet, but for now I feel like things are looking up for my pet. (and me!!!)

    2 people found this helpful

  5. Ron

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    It Works in Conjunction with Training

    This product seems to help calm my dog, who can be fearful/ anxious at times.Used in conjunction with positive training techniques, this supplement helps. I also noticed that it needs to be given a good 12 hours before I see any signs of extra calmness in my 40 lbs. dog.I initially used it daily, but noticed that my dog would get an upset stomach after about 12 days of continued use. I can’t directly attribute his upset stomach to this supplement. However, I now just use it for two or three days around the times that I know will be a little more stressful for my pooch.So, if you use this product to calm your dog and train him while they’re calm, the training has a better chance of sticking.If you’re thinking of using this product like some humans use valium or xanax (as a quick fix for a stressful situation) and without any training, I don’t think you’re going to see great or long-lasting results.For what it’s worth, this company also makes Azodyl, with which I had great success some years ago with an older dog. So, I tend to think that they make quality, well researched products.

    5 people found this helpful

  6. Karlie SteeleKarlie Steele

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love Zylkene

    I didn’t buy this from Amazon but instead it was suggested by our dog’s vet for anxiety issues with my dog Charlie. The day after my Charlie girl was born, her mother died and therefore left us to take care of her constantly through bottle feeding, etc. she has separation anxiety from me, and also if she is separated from our other dog. Vet says she is the only dog she has ever seen that frequently wool-sucks, much like a cat, and she thinks it’s because of not getting that bond with mama dog. Anyway, we were looking for something to help her calm down and not need to wool suck. It’s a bad habit and can ruin clothes/blankets/whatever else she finds to suck on, but we didn’t want to have her drubbed out. This product has been wonderful for our Charlie girl, keeps her calm without zonking her out. We use it when I will be gone for more than a day so that she will calm down and eat (otherwise she gets depressed and refuses food until I come home) and we use it around New Years and Fourth of July with fireworks. She still doesn’t like fireworks but with Zylkene, instead of running and cowering in corners and wool sucking, she will calmly go lay down in a quiet room. Such a great product and so glad it’s all natural

    2 people found this helpful

  7. Lynne Facher

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Zylkene

    🐈 who needs this, to chill him out … needs more chill. He has improved SOME. but still goes after Izzy.

  8. Kathy

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    With right dosage it works miracles

    UPDATE: This is no longer working as much as I need it to. It just wasn’t a long term solution to my problem.Right now this stuff is a life saver in my house. I have had a stressed out cat for way too long. Couldn’t get him to calm down. tried sooo many things. even tried Prozac at one point but he would NOT eat it. He knew when I put it in his food and he avoided it. then the other cat would come and eat it!! So Prozac just wasn’t an option in my house. Finally the vet recommended this. He does not mind this in his food at all which is huge. Doesn’t matter how good it works if they refuse to eat it. He was on a low dosage at first which didn’t do much. They eventually doubled his dosage. NOW this stuff is magic. He is back to his old self, totally calm and behaved. and it doesn’t matter if the other cat ends up eating some of it. I just get two calm cats. 😉

    6 people found this helpful

  9. Shawna in Washington DC

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than Clomipramine

    My dog has serious anxiety issues and we had her on clomipramine for several years. It made her groggy and inactive and suppressed her goofy personality. After our vet recommended taking her off of it in order to not damage her liver, we reluctantly did so and started her on Zylkene. For the first three days she threw up due to effects of being withdrawn from her old anxiety medicine, but…the Zylkene seemed to work right away. I took her to the dog park and she started playing with the other dogs for the first time in almost a year. I could not believe it and just wrote it off as her being in a good mood.The long story short, this product has done *almost* as much for her anxiety as the clomipramine did. It is not as strong and she still has moments of panic, I vastly prefer it because of the lack of side effects and the fact that it does not make her a zombie. At seven years old she is more active and silly than she has ever been since we first got her at 2 years old. I believe this product has turned my dog around completely and I would like to thank this company for making it available to my anxious doggie.

    52 people found this helpful

  10. M. Matthews

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    The cost is crazy

    Vet recommended this but with the cost I told him we needed something else, worked but too expensive

    2 people found this helpful

  11. Diablo13

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    She will get super obsessed and anxious for days after spying a cat

    I’ve been using this product for my Mastiff for anxiety from weather and also her anxiety from obsession when she sees a cat. She will get super obsessed and anxious for days after spying a cat. My vet recommends it and I got it from him for the first year or so. Then I checked and it is abour $10 per bottle cheaper on here. It isn’t cheap, but it works very well. It helps to anticipate and start with it before you need,it. I watch the weather if thunderstorms forecast for the week I start treating with this. We have a lot of bad weather and she was on these all of April-June daily last year. They did not lose their effectiveness even after taking for a while so no tolerance. I strongly recommend them. They have no side effects other than chill.

    4 people found this helpful

  12. Ninjamom

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Calming

    Subtle calming affect. Our 13 year old dog developed a fear of rumble strips as she got older. Taking her for a short walk was the only that would help. For the past 4 years we started to use a “Thunder Vest” which helped eventually. Our dog also developed an occasional deep cough or clearing of her throat at night. Since she has been on Zylkene, she has not exhibited any of these problems..

  13. Avid Reader CA

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Zylkene coupled with desensitivity training is making him a happier dog. The product helped to take the edge …

    Our dog is considered “reactive.” When walking he tends to over react to anything that moves, such as cats or other dogs. Especially other dogs! Before the Zylkene a barking dog behind a block wall would cause him to launch to the end of his lead. Recovery after a reactive incident was unlikely. Since adding Zylkene to his daily diet we have noticed that he recovers from reactive events. The Zylkene coupled with desensitivity training is making him a happier dog. The product helped to take the edge off with fireworks in July but he was still agitated. Keep in mind it took a week of daily dosing before we noticed the change. It’s not a cure, but it has helped our dog to behave more calmly. We don’t like him to be without it now because we notice the difference in him right away if he hasn’t had it.

    2 people found this helpful

  14. Hazy

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Zylkene rocks…

    We have a fearful Eng.Setter who has been on Fluoxetine for 2 years now, with good success. HOWEVER, Freckles still STARTLES in the house at various noises. This is the first remedy that after 4 days has made him NOT REACT to different sounds. He is much calmer, and that makes our other 3 dogs much calmer! He is not drugged, but he seems much more at ease. This WORKED FOR US! 100%

  15. Lisa J

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Product works great! Delivery not so much!

    The product works great for my dog. My issue is with the delivery of the product. Receiving more and more deliveries via Amazon Prime delivery van. I have had 3 orders delivered by Amazon van and all three orders were left in 3 different locations around my home. And yes, I put in special instructions on where to leave package, didn’t matter.

    2 people found this helpful

  16. Ellen S

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Helpful!

    My veterinarian recommended this for my very old greyhound who is totally unnerved by thunder and lightening. I give to him as directed on the package, and it works very well. To be effective, giving it to him several hours in advance is important. Taking this product and and wearing his thunder shirt make such a difference.

  17. Kim

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    I got this for my hyper male Standard Poodle when …

    I got this for my hyper male Standard Poodle when we go out to the camper. He is territorial and thinks that all the land he sees belongs to him. If he sees people or other animals near by, he gets overly excited and barks his head off. He’s broken two leashes as well. I give this to him the night before we go out and every morning and evening while we are there. It helps him relax quite a bit.

    One person found this helpful

  18. C Pruessing

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Life Saver for our Anxious Dog!!

    This product has made our dog, Leiah (husky-lab mix), less anxious while we are away, and so she is no longer destructive. (She had literally torn a door in half) We were originally given some by our vet, but they told us we could find it cheaper on-line… they were right! While still costly, I would recommend this for any pet parent that has had trouble finding another solution to reduce the anxiousness their fur-babies have! She still has plenty of ‘spunk’, it isn’t like a tranquilizer. For both your peace of mind, and their well-being, this is well worth it!

    3 people found this helpful

  19. M. Leal

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great! Vet recommended!

    My vet recommended this product prior to putting my two huskies on prescription separation anxiety medicine. I am so glad I did. This product works so well. It relaxes them for the entire day,. I feel it is a little expensive. Gives me peace of mind when I leave for extended periods of time during the day. The product seems to last at least 12 hours.

  20. FauxMaven

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    For this elderbull, Zylkene was a lifesaver

    Zylkene may well be a lifesaver for my elderbull. I took Diva into my home as a hospice foster just over a year ago. At the time she was estimated to be 10-12 years old, was in rescue over a year, had had a stroke, and was also high heart worm positive. Over the course of a few weeks she assimilated into my all male pit bull pack, and after a few months was matriarch and alpha over my three larger boys. Diva was declared heart worm free after 18 months of treatment, I was able to adopt her, added another foster to my pack, and everything was going fine until just over a month ago.Over the course of a week Diva started waking up in dim light situations (evening TV watching, nighttime sleeping) screaming as if she was in pain, and running around with her head and neck tilted to one side. She shunned the company of my four other dogs, started standing at the hinge-side of the door waiting to go out, and would wander into a room and just stand there. She also stopped obeying all verbal commands.I consulted with my vet, and after labs and a physical exam detected no obvious issues, we tried our first ‘homeopathic’ remedy that had absolutely no effect. After I filmed some of these incidents for the vet, Diva underwent a complete neurological exam and the 2 most likely diagnoses were Canine Cognitive Disorder or brain tumor, which couldn’t be ruled out because I was unable to get any videos of Diva running around with her head and neck tilted.As a last ditch effort before resorting to invasive diagnostic procedures and prescription pharmaceuticals, we tried Zylkene at 2 450 mg capsules/day as a loading dose for 7 days — Diva is just over the borderline weight for 2 capsules/day. Within 3 days the night terror screaming episodes disappeared, and before we dropped to 1 capsule/day maintenance the rest of Diva’s abnormal behaviors abated. She has been on the maintenance dose for 3+ weeks and her behavior has continued to improve. She plays with my other dogs again, and has a much improved energy level. For this elderbull, Zylkene was a lifesaver.

    7 people found this helpful

  21. M. Ybanez

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    It worked on my little beast, but BE PATIENT – it takes time.

    This product coupled with the Adaptil collar was recommended by my Vet. My 3 year old English Shepherd (cousin to the border collie) is fearful and aggressive. People are afraid to come to our house because you never know when she will flip out from a shadow, someone wearing a hat – who knows. She also is obsessed with running back and forth in the back yard scaling and biting tree trunks, jumping up biting branches from low hanging trees and ripping them to shreds, all the while sounding like a wild beast killing something. She finally got a piece of bark lodged in her gums and we had to take her to visit the vet, who recommended using these products TOGETHER. He said we should see results within 2 weeks or so. After 2 weeks we did not see a change, and I almost discontinued the protocol. Luckily, I decided to keep the protocol going for another month. I also added in the StopIt correction spray which I saw had good reviews on Amazon. I am happy to report that after 2 months of CONSISTENT usage of all 4 products (do not miss a day), she is a different dog. I would say if she was a 10 before, after the Zylkene, Collar, and Diffuser, she was down to a 7, and with the added StopIt spray the past 2 weeks, she is down to a 5.5. I only had to use the spray 3 times, and each time I used the phrase “do you want this?” (i don’t know why I said that, but I did), and now all I have to do is say “do you want this?”, and she comes running to my side. Also, another benefit I noticed since she’s been on this protocol is she eats MUCH slower…even with the slow eat bowls I have she used to eat so fast that she would choke. She is a totally different girl…now she is a more relaxed and the loveable girl she has always wanted to be.

    5 people found this helpful

  22. DebJ

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    It works for my high drive GSD mix

    My girl is a 3 year old GSD mix and she has some of the compulsive quirks of a typical high-drive shepherd. Not really a problem except I board dogs in my home and excitement/anxiety in other dogs can increase tension in her. I’m an experienced handler but was struggling to find a way to level out her tolerance for sharing our home with so many guests and just wanted her to be happy. She’s been taking Zylkene for over a month now and it’s working for her particular issues, along with my direction. She is much more tolerant and calmer in general. She still really loves the things she loves, like chasing squirrels at the park, but she doesn’t escalate into obsession and approaches things with a much healthier balance. Consequently, no more tension. I mean zero! I wish it wasn’t so expensive. She’s 60lbs and I switched her to 1/2 dose after the first week and that’s effective for her.

    7 people found this helpful

  23. Deborah Davidson Harpur

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    it works GREAT for my dog.

    One of my dogs is a super freak. We tried everything even prozac -which made her way worse. Since she’s a competitive agility dog and was shutting down at trials was afraid of flappy things, dudes in big hats would freak out and turn into an armadillo and roll over and freeze and maybe even piddle. The receptionist at the vets office suggested this and I didn’t want to buy it ’cause she’s pushy and fake and always trying to sell me stuff but I asked my friend who is a human dr (psychologist) and a long time dog person to read the info I had on it and she said I should give it a go. I had already seen a behaviorist and was doing my homework so I weaned her off the prozac then started this. I’m not kidding you within the first dose she was a different dog. She was like herself. not the freako I had appearing every now and then. I had her on it 2 weeks solid and took her to a major agility event and SHE MADE THE FINALS and earned a bye to the semis at the Cynosport World Games. Holy Guacamole! wow. Anyway it’s been a year or two now and I now use it only on show days. it’s terrific for my dog. Oh and she is a screamer when we get anywhere near our agility yard shrieking in the car like a banshee. If I give her one before we leave the house, she doesn’t do that. Most of the time I just deal with it but if I have a migraine I give her some zylkene on that day too. For my 13 lb dog it works in 15 minutes.

    2 people found this helpful

  24. Hoops Man

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Zylkene Helped Our Dog

    Socks our 12 year old 50 pound spayed female chow mix suddenly developed severe night time anxiety. I will never forget 3:30AM on February 19, 2015. She could not stay still, she panted and she pawed until she woke us up. From that night forward no one was sleeping in our house. We tried several over the counter anxiety meds. None seemed to work. We tried Anxitane for three weeks with no noticeable effect. Our vet recommended Zylkene at the 450mg once a day level. We administered one hour before bedtime. Zylkene took a while to alleviate the problem. March 11, 2015 we started Zylkene. Our dog began to improve 12 days later. The improvement was rapid. By the 13th night we humans were sleeping through the night. Socks anxiety is not cured but it is controlled such that she doesn’t bother us at night. She sleeps off and on. Some nights she sleeps better than others. We humans are able to sleep every night. It is now June 27, 2015. Socks is still taking Zylkene. We are also using an Adaptil collar because we were already using the collar when we started her on Zylkene and we are reluctant to stop using the collar since we don’t know whether the Adaptil collar is interacting with the Zylkene to calm our dog. In short, don’t expect immediate results. [Note: Socks also has anxiety when riding in our vehicle on out of town trips . . . no problem around town . . . which she developed six years ago. Zylkene has not alleviated that problem nor has the Adaptil collar].UPDATE: 10/15/2015 Stopped using Adaptil collar. Zylkene by itself continues to control nighttime anxiety.

    71 people found this helpful

  25. Knoxcat

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Ran out & we won’t let that happen again

    Our 70 lb rescue pit is wildly reactive. After a year of one on one training, we are still working on walking on a leash. He’s a goofball, but the strongest, most sensitive guy I’ve ever come across. It’s like he hadn’t been exposed to grass, dogs, people, ANYTHING, before he was rescued. We work with a board-certified vet behaviorist, and she recommended this product. This is part of a much bigger plan for the pup, that includes constant training, exercise, trazadone & additional supplements. I wasn’t sure how well the zylkene was individually working till I ran out & had to wait a few days for my order to come in. At the time, he had been on zylkene 450 mg twice a day for about 6 months (plus 100 mg trazadone, anxitane 2x daily, Putin’s calming care 1x daily and Zentrol (3 tablets) for extreme days – like when a lawn mower was outside). About 48 hours after his missed dose, it was a dramatic difference. He couldn’t calm down, was drooling from panic & whining. Needless to say, I hope I never accidentally run out again. He’s back on the routine of all his meds/supplements now. I think the zylkene is a key part of a much bigger picture for him, but it makes a difference. It works well in combo with everything else the Dr advised for him. Only downside is the price. Also, I don’t know how to rate the flavor. I sprinkle it on his dry food, under some chicken & he eats it without hesitation.

    One person found this helpful

  26. Warwick

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Definitely helps

    These work well but take awhile to kick in, if I know fireworks will be going off I’ll give to my dogs earlier in the day so they’ll already be relaxed

  27. A. Mohan

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Took the “edge” off my dog’s behavior.

    I love this product! It’s a natural enzyme that is found in the mother’s milk, which has a calming effect on the baby – human and animal. I am using it with my dog who has been attacked so many times in his first year of life that he has become phobic of other dogs he doesn’t know. We’ve done extensive training and gotten help from several trainers, but even after a year of all of that, he still continued to be “edgy” during the walks. I had talked to my vet and after testing his thyroids (some dogs with thyroid issues will show problem behaviors), I decided to try zylkene. It works for my dog. Not that he is all of the sudden Mr super-chill, – it’s not a miracle pill (!!!), but it does that the edge of so that our training is much more effective and walks more relaxed. Before I gave him Zylkene he looked like someone with post traumatic stress syndrome and now he looks like a 2 year old rambunctious, energetic young dog who still needs tons of exercise, discipline and love, but he seems less stressed overall. I know it’s the zylkene that has contributed greatly to our “way to success” because thre was one week where I had trouble getting the product and my dog reverted back into Mr spastic fantastic….. Again, it’s NOT A MIRACLE PILL!!!!! You still need to TRAIN AND EXERCISE your dog, but if you feel he/she is way too stressed to even begin to focus on training, this might be the right product for you to try if you are noyt ready for medication yet.

    6 people found this helpful

  28. Kathy F. Allen-Mavis

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING NATURAL PRODUCT !!!

    I have used this for a year… and other than the price… I LOVE IT !!! I have used it on my dog… and several others with GREAT SUCCESS. When I read some of the negative reviews here… I think it might be because they did not use it long enough in the beginning. For example… with my Great Dane, who had suddenly become terrified of thunderstorms and fireworks… in the beginning when I first started using it… it only helps slightly. However after a week, it made a HUGE difference!!! Now I only give it when I am expecting a thunderstorm or when I know fireworks are going to be nearby. If I happen to be home when the thunderstorm arrives my dog stays perfectly calm without being given anything. It’s almost as if it has reset his mental stability. I do still give it if I’m not going to be home and I do still give it around the holidays where there are so many fireworks. I give dog obedience classes and have successfully recommended and use this on several other dogs.Some dogs respond from the very first dose… some require a few days of taking a dose before I see a difference. My suggestion is… don’t give up too soon trying this product!!! Once you see results you can back off of how often you’re using it.

    2 people found this helpful

  29. WonderMomWonderMom

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works but expensive

    It takes the edge off my anxious goldendoodle. She loves it sprinkled over her food. However, it is an expensive supplement. Don’t know how much longer I’ll be able to afford it. I will probably switch to a cheaper generic anti-anxiety prescription med. (Lost a star because of high cost for a large dog)

    3 people found this helpful

  30. Tiny

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Recommended by my vet, have definitely seen improvements since use.

    This was recommended by my vet to calm our over excited 18 mnth old Rottweiler. It seems to help. He is a picky eater and doesn’t like me sneaking meds in his food, but I put it in peanut butter and he eats it no problem. Would (and have) recommend it to others. Doesn’t make him drowsy at all, just helps him stay in control when he gets over excited. He seems to stay focused, or it’s easier for me to get his attention and redirect his energy. Otherwise, he is jumping and barking too much. Hoping this helps him gain control, and learn better behavior. Seems to work. We did 1 pill daily for 2 weeks, then 1 every other day, for a week. Now only need it about every 2 days, as long as he gets more exercise. Which it has also helped to happen. He’s big, I’m not, he gets excited and likes to run, I don’t. He still likes to run, but we can at least make it to the dog park now, and he is better socially. Do they make a version for humans? Lol

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  31. Angela S

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works pretty well

    My Rottweiler licks everything all the time and it seems that she just fiends over it. The Vet mentioned that it may be an anxiety issue so she recommended that we try this. Her licking has improved quite a bit, but it hasn’t made her completely stop. I did a 2 week trial with the smaller quantity before buying the larger quantity. I’m hoping the longer she’s on it, the more it will help.

    2 people found this helpful

  32. Randall S Naeve

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Anxiety control

    I have a German Shepard mix and I work 12 hours shifts. While I am gone she has torn up the carpet, sofas, just about anything. I took her into the vet to see if I could get some dog xanex to help her stay calm while I am gone. They sold me this product. She is abut 80 pounds and their directions were 3 pills every day for the first 5 days, then 2 pills each day for 3 days, then just 1 pill each day following. She loves the pills, and has calmed down a lot. If you are dealing with a stressed out dog I would recommend trying this and give about 3 weeks to see the difference. It is cheaper than buying new furniture and I could never send her away. This product has helped her calm down and Vet liked it because it wasn’t a control substance, it is supposed to be natural.

    3 people found this helpful

  33. L.H.

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Helps my over acive retriever

    This product has helped to even out my over active retievers’ behavior. Especially when having to go to the vets’ office.

  34. run2itrun2it

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    CALMS MY DOGS NERVES

    Zylkene capsules seem to be working really well, my dog is nervous anytime we go out of her comfort zone of our house or car. I give one of these capsules with her breakfast every morning, and it does seem to help all day. It is made to feed as a supplement, and there is no vet prescription needed. It is a little on the expensive side for a Calming aid for you pet, but if it helps, it is well worth every penny. My vet told me about it, so thought is was worth the try. It does seem to calm my dogs nerves!

    2 people found this helpful

  35. Donna Soderstrom

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This Helped My Dog, with No Side Effects

    Zylkene helped my fear reactive dog learn new alternative behaviors. She was originally so afraid of other dogs at any distance that she would panic. Zylkene helped us narrow that gap, and now she ‘passes for normal”. She remains wary but copes fine around polite dogs. She earned agility and Obedience titles. I used it for about 2 years and was able to stop. Used it again when I brought home a large breed puppy when she was 9 years old. Again it helped her learn coping strategies, which then abled her to be calm around him. He is now 2 and the two of them do well together.

  36. MarleysMommy

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product Horrible price fluctuations

    This product has definitely helped in relieving enough of my dog’s anxiety so that we could work with a behaviorist for behavior modification. I give it to my dog every day. It’s the first thing I do when we get up in the morning. The only thing I hate about this product (and it isn’t the product’s fault) is that the sellers jack up the price and drop the prices so damn drastically that it’s ridiculous! For someone like me who is on a fixed SSI income, it isn’t always possible to buy the product when the price is at it’s lowest. If it didn’t fluctuate so much I’d be much happier.

    5 people found this helpful

  37. petpeople

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for our fur baby

    Our vet reccomended this after trying several strong prescription drugs that did nothing. Our fur baby had a miserable two years of life living in a back yard breeding sutuation. When we adopted her she would be laying down then spring up and run like something was chasing her. Nothing seemed to work until this. We give her a pill in the AM and one in the PM and all is good with her. Tried cutting it to one and saw some symptoms return so back to two. Not cheap but well work the price for how it calms her

    2 people found this helpful

  38. Alicia Spears

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Causes diarrhea in sensitive dogs

    This product was recommended to us at our vets office to help with my dogs storm anxiety. I wanted to help him so bad. Thought this might be the answer, but sadly, it wasn’t. Admittedly, my dog has a sensitive stomach. So it’s possible that if your dog is the kind that can eat ANYTHING and be just fine, this may work for you.But my dog (after only two pills) developed severe, dehydrating diarrhea that lasted for 3 days. I cannot in good conscience recommend this product to any pet parent that knows their dog has diet limitations, drug intolerances or stomach issues of any kind.Good luck to you all and I hope you find the solution you’re looking for to help your fur babyPS the capsules contain titanium dioxide which is not exactly healthy… my understanding is that calmkene is free of this dangerous heavy metal. Maybe try that one instead ? It’s also about half the price of zylkene ….

    2 people found this helpful

  39. Ruth Gundle

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    And it may just have been that he’s recovered from the terrible July with the week of firecrackers and then much …

    We have used this now for a month and half and it seems to have made a difference with our border collie mix who has what is called “phobia creep”–initial intense fear of firecrackers, then thunder, then wind, then the places where he was when he experienced the loud noise. It seems to have helped–it has not cured him. It’s hard to say to what degree it has helped. He still has days when he refuses to go out in our neighborhood and has to be driven to a ‘safe’ place. And it may just have been that he’s recovered from the terrible July with the week of firecrackers and then much thunder. But he’s better and he’s been on it.

    3 people found this helpful

  40. Amanda S.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    My dog is easily excited, hyperactive and can get over dramatic at times. If she needs to be kenneled for a period longer than a few hours or there is workmen at our house she gets one and she doesn’t seem to really be bothered. This is a product that will work for separation anxiety daily or as needed. We have used strong drugs like Prozac and not so strong like CBD. This is a happy medium without being needed daily and prescribed.

  41. elle

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Back on the Zylkene ASAP!

    This stuff is wicked good. I have a fearful show dog who would not stand on the table to be judged. I put him on this stuff for several weeks and kept training and he started showing like a champ and in fact is almost finished with his championship. Like a fool, I thought the situation was resolved and took him off it. Well, guess what? Little by little he has become reactive and fearful when the judge approaches him on the floor or on the table. So we are going back on it PDQ. He is highly reactive and he definitely became much less so, and much more confident around strangers.

  42. Stephanie

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great for my pup!

    My dog has separation anxiety, kennel anxiety, and is scared of thunderstorms and loud noises. If I know we will be away or there is a possibility of bad weather I start giving him a pill about 3 days prior. I can tell a difference in my pups anxiety level when he takes this.

  43. JimmyJava

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    slow calming effect

    Helps a little bit. We have a seven year old Greyhound with thunderstorm anxiety. We have tried prescription medicine but did not like the side effects. Wish it would act faster, we have to administer over two hours before a storm, and with summertime pop up storms, it’s always too late. Also, the capsule is rather large (450 mg size). Until we find something better, we will keep using Zylkene, but we must administer sooner.

    One person found this helpful

  44. Happy Customer

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    My dog has been taking this product for two weeks …

    My dog has been taking this product for two weeks now. My mom takes care of her while I work and commented on how she can see a noticeable improvement in her anxiety. I have even been able to leave my house and she just watched me walk out the door without trying to escape with me. I hope as she continues to take the product daily that we see improvements.

    One person found this helpful

  45. Eileen M.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Effective treatment

    We have been using this as well as a prescription anti anxiety/depression medication for our husky rescue. Given his background we liken his behavior to someone with severe PTSD. Unfortunately, his behavior was making it impossible to live with us as he was nipping/biting me and my cats and little terrier daily. The vet suggested this treatment protocol and the difference is amazing. He’s like a completely different dog. He’s still a bit funny at times but he’s really become a super dog. We’ve tried adjusting his dosing because of the cost and there was a definite relapse when we discontinued this product.

    7 people found this helpful

  46. Max Pachl

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for anxious dogs

    Product calms my hyper Husky to the point where his is not constantly seeking attention. Allows us to have a calmer more enjoyable home experience

  47. Amazon Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This med let us get our nights back!

    This supplement Does wonders! It’s probably doesn’t Work on all dogs but Worth a shot to see if it works on your dog. We had to wait 7 to 10 days to settle in the system and show affect. Our furry canine got the night and day confused towards the last year of his life and this medicine was a lifesaver! He would manage to sleep till about 7 AM instead of waking us up from 3 AM on! But of course you want to consult with your vet to make sure it does not interfere with other medications.

  48. MHutt

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Trip saver

    Our springer spaniel is a real pain to travel with. No anxiety – just a moaning irritant. Just sprinkled on her morning food. Traveled GREAT! She was relaxed and rested while traveling, but when we stopped – she was immediately back to her normal self. Highly recommend

    One person found this helpful

  49. Cary Harrison

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product!

    I love the effect Zylkene has on my BC who is reactive. It really mellows him out and allows me a few extra seconds to help train him. I wish the 225mg was available all the time and the product is very expensive. I am doing a little research on another product which is 1/3 of the cost of Zylkene. However I will continue to use this product when we compete as he is completely alert and able to function.

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  50. Dawna

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Vetenerian Recommended this product to me Couldn’t BE HAPPIER. !!!

    I am a Dog Trainer…I have an 8 year old and a 2.5 year old border collies that get along very well with each other. And Yes.. even as a trainer..My 2.5 year old is fear reactive towards other dogs, and I wasn’t able to bring my foster’s into the same room with my 2.5 year old or take her places on account of her reactions towards other dogs and sometimes people, this never stopped me from trying to socialize her more and help her cope. I recently adopted another puppy hoping to start out with a younger dog to work on training her to be less reactive. When I took my puppy to the vet for her shots, I discussed with my vet about putting my 2.5 year old on Prozac to help with coping and training. Which I was not to keen on a mind altering drug such a Prozac. My Vet told me about Zylkene and that it is non-prescription, non mind altering and is a natural supplement that contains the same ingredients as mother’s milk. Which has a calming effect on dogs. She recommended it for dogs with separation anxiety, fear of thunderstorms and anxiety with car rides etc… So I purchased a bottle from my vet and gave 1 capsule to my 2.5 year old BC. By evening my husband is calling me to see the 2.5 year old and my 12 week old romping, jumping and playing with each other in the yard. I was ecstatic… and almost in tears… she has been on them for 2 weeks every morning with her meals along with training. Her and my puppy or the best of buddies, non-stop playing, sleeping together, and sharing toys.My recent foster was so nervous on car rides and I had to take her to 2 meet and greets. Getting her in and out of the car was a battle. So I decided to try one on her. She did amazing, jumping in and out of the car on her own, no shaking, panting or whining. Dogs that are scared in a car will not take treats and actually eat them. She was mooching as many treats from me as she could, and eating them. I told the Foster group that I work with about Zylkene, and several of them have purchased this product to use during transporting from rescue to foster homes or when we transport fosters to their new homes. I am recommending this to client’s, rescues, and friends for their own dogs. This works really well and along with proper training, this does not have to be a life long supplement for your dog.

    23 people found this helpful

  51. Sonya

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for temporary issues

    I have a high anxiety hound mix who stresses from just about anything. This does make a noticeable difference in his stress when I give it to him on special occasions that are more difficult for him to handle. Fireworks, visitors to my house, vet visits… it is helpful for those type situations but by no means a replacement for prescription medication.

  52. Andrea Leggett

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    she muzzled him and used lots of cheese to convince him that leaving the house and going for a walk could be fun. Just after the

    We adopted a pit mix who didn’t have any behavior issues at first, but developed them. He began snapping at my husband, was terrified to leave the house, nipping at the hands of people who came in. Several people told us we should put him down or re-home him. We decided to contact a local trainer who was extremely patient and friendly. On the first lesson, she muzzled him and used lots of cheese to convince him that leaving the house and going for a walk could be fun. Just after the first lesson, he changed a lot. We were able to walk him and started to for 3-4 miles a day, and he improved a lot but still remained on edge and snapped occasionally at my husband. I considered Prozac (fluoxetine) for him, but read several reviews saying that it can make dogs more aggressive. The trainer suggested Zylkene and I figured it was worth a shot… it has been great! We give him two 450mg a day (he’s about 70 pounds), one in the morning and one about 8 hours later. It takes the edge off A LOT. With rigorous training, as much exercise as we can give him (I bought a fitbit and use it to force myself to walk him, even when it’s freezing cold out), a doggy backpack (making him feel useful) LOTS of patience and consistency, and Zylkene!!!, he has become a totally different dog. It’s not a miracle cure; the price is outrageous and we believe that he has to have the full routine of the exercise, the training, etc… but it has really helped. It sometimes seems easier to give up on dogs because we don’t have the time, patience or money to train them and work with them, but if anyone is on their last leg with their crazy dog, I recommend trying this medicine and finding a professional trainer in your area.Also, our veterinarian was a little weary at first (“You’re buying medicine from Amazon?”) but looked over the ingredients and agreed that it was helping him, which made me feel a lot better. Again, not a miracle cure, but it’s been about three weeks since we started and last week, I skipped a day of meds for him and I could definitely see the difference–way more on edge, more hyperaware, more antsy. To me, it’s worth the money.

    35 people found this helpful

  53. Just Some Guy

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    It works pretty well, it does take a couple of days …

    It works pretty well, it does take a couple of days to “load” into the dogs body, so there is a delay in results. I do see a difference in our dog, maybe 30% less hyperness. Not so over the top crazy. And when we ran out his same-old-insane-self came back within a couple of days. But be aware that this does not transform your dog into a model citizen. But, the high price of this is just abusive. I can understand, to the most part, prescription drugs that have to go through expensive trials, and get approved by the FDA, but this is an over the counter supplement. The price is just taking advantage of no competitors in the market. So, that reflects my ratings…

    13 people found this helpful

  54. StacyJelly

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    VERY expensive. Didn’t work on my dog

    This is highly expensive and it did absolutely nothing with my dog. I have a 3 year old Golden Retriever who suffers from bad anxiety, especially when it comes to leash reactivity, separation anxiety and barking to any noise coming from outside the house. I have tried Adaptil, Solliquin and Rescue Remedy.The Adaptil worked very good on the barking to noises but only the first one or two months, the stopped working. I had to stop using it because it was making him very territorial in the house. It went back to normal after I stopped it.The Solliquin helped a little bit with the separation anxiety the first two or three months, but only a little bit and especially if I gave it to him with some bach flowers too.The Back flowers are amazing, is the only thing I’ve tried that really works for his separation anxiety. I have to give him the drops 1 or 2 hours before leaving. It also works very well to avoid barking at outside noises. The leash reactivity is the only issue when the drops are simple not enough. Still working on that one. The reason I don’t use it more regularly is because it makes him feel sleepy and I don’t like to make him feel like that every day, I wouldn’t like it if you ask me!The Zylkene was recommended by his trainer and his vet, so we decided to give it a try even though it is extremely expensive. Well, it did nothing! Zero! He’s been taking it for a month now and I don’t see even a tiny improvement.Plus. I’ve been checking the price on this item during this whole month he has been taking it and the price changes almost every day! I don’t know why they do that but it is definitely not serious.

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  55. AnyBeary

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product for anxious dogs

    I’ve tried a ton of supplements to help my young border collie with her anxiety including various natural products, vitamin B1 based supplements, pheromone sprays and heavier drugs like valium and Phenobarbital, but so far, this is the only thing that has helped her. She’s got a very sensitive and moody nature and anything not being quite right can set her off and turn her into a shivering mess. I thought about getting her anti-depressants, but thought I’d try this out first, and low and behold, it worked. This seems to take the edge off things so that she could think and focus on me so we could work through things instead of her fixating on something that bothers her and allowing it to send her into a state where she freezes and shakes or runs and hides. I’ve never had a dog like this before–that was so bothered by something simple like other dogs looking at her while we practice agility, or the sound of someone shouting out commands to their dog as they run the course (and we’re not talking loud, mean shouting–we’re talking shouting the commands loud enough so that their dog can hear them from across the arena). Other things like planes flying overhead, far away construction sounds, car doors shutting, a plastic bag blowing across a parking lot–they all had her tucking her tail and looking for an escape route in spite of daily work to try to give her confidence. We were able to compete in our first agility trial in October thanks to this product. I was concerned that we’d never be able to compete since the environment of an agility trial can be quite loud and very intense. As we walked to the line on our first run, I was half afraid she’d quit and slink out of the arena, but she didn’t. She saw the equipment in front of her, and she knew what she was there to do. She was able to tune out the other sounds, and she ran faster and better than she ever has in a practice for me. Mind you, none of them were perfect runs, but I was so proud of her for making it over the line and not spooking at the judge in the ring, or the bar setters, or the “Go” sounds or buzzers or other dogs barking in the background. That’s a real testament to the quality of this product. I started giving this to her about a month in advance of the trial and every day she got a little better and a little more secure. She needed that space and peace to be able to shut down the habitual thought patterns that were keeping her mired in fear. I’m so glad we found this product.

    20 people found this helpful

  56. citykid

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    excellent product. being as it is derived from (bovine …

    previously reviewed. excellent product. being as it is derived from (bovine sourced) milk protein, i wondered why it used to be available only with a prescription and why there would be a dosage amount since, to me, that seemed unnecessary because, well, it’s just a milk protein with some added inactive ingredients, right? did some research and contacted two of the top vet schools in the country and found out that the milk (casein) proteins bind to the same receptors in the cat’s/dog’s brain as an opiate does, thereby creating the same effects – a sense of calm and relaxation in the right amount/dosage or if given at a higher dosage or in inconsistent dosage, can cause a cat/dog to be ‘zonked out’, nauseous or overly anxious. the rate at which a cat/dog will show the zylkene’s effects depends on that animal’s own specific metabolism in breaking down the proteins. for some cats/.dogs, it takes just a couple of days; for others it can take a couple of weeks. as i wrote in my original review it has helped our rescue cats with severe behavioral issues tremendously within a couple of days (along with regular ongoing behavior modification (a water pistol), attention, play time, safe hideouts to nap in, grooming and proper diet). i have found it easiest on their systems and most effective to spread out their dosage over their 3 daily meals (they get fed every 8 hours: 8am, 4pm and 11pm -between our dogs and cats, free feeding doesn’t work in our household since one of our dogs and one of our cats tend to eat everything available all the time). dosage for 10 lb cat is 75mg so they’ll get 25mg mixed in their food at each feeding and i think there’s a definite benefit to leveling their dosage this way. i also don’t tend to keep them on it for more than 10 days at a time and will wean their little systems off it by reducing the dosage by 1/3 over the last 3 days until they’re back to just eating their meals without the zylkene in it by day 10, again because i think it’s easiest for their bodies this way. we will occasionally use zylkene as necessary for our oldest dog who in her old age has become less tolerant/ more sensitive to things that never bothered her when younger, like fireworks. with advance notice, i’ll begin dosing her a couple days ahead of time and wean her off in the same manner as our cats. if the triggers for her occur suddenly/unexpectedly like city construction, i’ll dose her right away since there’s no advance warning/lead time. she, too does very well on it. i would highly recommend strictly adhering to the specified dosage amounts.

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  57. sarah tennessen

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good zen

    Takes the edge off a nervous dog when just starting to show or prior to other stress events. Mello s without doping them up. Great product

  58. M. Babyak

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Miracle for my anxious dog. And I don’t say that lightly.

    This stuff works MIRACLES for my 2 year old cocker spaniel mix. She’s a sweet dog, but very anxious (obsessive, roams around the house whining for unknown reasons, barks when trash bag settles and makes a noise). Seriously felt badly for her. Exercise and keeping her busy wasn’t enough to snap her out of those obsessive moods.Vet recommended these capsules and within days, she calmed down significantly (though I admit I was very skeptical, hesitant to attribute the improvement on the pills). I’ve been giving her one capsule every night before bed for 2 months, and our sweet Olivia is back! She lays on her back for belly rubs, plays with the other house dogs happily, watches our pet bird without losing her mind.Sadly, I lost track and ran out of pills She’s been without the pills for a few days for the first time since we started. She is back to obsessing, whining, running around the house aimlessly, trying to crawl up the brick fireplace to get at the birdcage, jumpy when we reach out to pet her, etc. She’s never been aggressive (thank goodness), but very sad to see her so on edge!I ordered another bottle as soon as I ran out, but they aren’t here yet. I can’t wait for them to arrive so I can get this girl back on her meds! And if I can put this on auto-ship, I will DEFINITELY be doing that. I can’t let her run out again. The difference is night and day. Skeptic no more.I’m sure this stuff doesn’t work for everyone, but if your dog is suffering, this is worth a shot.BTW, the powder inside the capsules tastes HORRIBLE (yeah I tasted it, don’t judge)… and there is a lot of it packed into the capsules. So although technically you CAN sprinkle the contents onto/into something if your dog doesn’t love taking pills, keep in mind the taste is potent. My dog won’t touch it mixed in anything, and if she chews the capsule and it breaks, she quickly spits it out (I was wrapping them in pill masking paste – it worked for a while – now she runs away when she sees the paste). I have to use a pill shooter to get them in her now.TL;DR:Miracle for my anxious dog.

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  59. Valerie

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth every penny to have a calmer, less anxious dog

    This product was a last ditch attempt in a long line of attempts to help our 6 year old rescue Catahoula to calm down and not be so reactive to . . . .well. . . everything. Living in the a city neighborhood he reacted to cars driving by, people walking through, mailmen, delivery men, the cat, thunder, lightening, fireworks, loud noises, the neighbor and on top of it all he had separation anxiety. Giving him time to adapt to a new environment helped. Hand feeding and structure helped. Exercise helped. Bringing him with us helped. But he still just couldn’t settle completely. In anxiety he had attacked other dogs, tore down our curtains, tried to scratch through a door, pulled me out of a chair while I was holding him, and, to top it off, broke off his canine tooth trying to get out of his kennel. We had tried Composure, DAP, Rescue Remedy, Calming Remedy, Lavender essential oil diffused in addition to some behavior modification tricks. Nothing really helped. It took the edge off a bit but he was still giving US anxiety to decide — take him with us? leave him at home? Either decision had it’s own issues. And in the summer we can’t leave him in the car, but we can’t bring him out of the car often because he was reacting so badly to other dogs if they got too close. It was giving us anxiety to have this dog. Trying this was a last ditch effort. We had made a commitment to this dog and we wanted to give all our effort to it. I was skeptical that this would work and it was expensive. But if it did work… . miracle! It did work. He is not a dog I would take to the dog park but his reactivity has decreased significantly. We can talk him off the freak outs at the neighborhood noises much quicker and he listens. (Well other than the mailman. . . he still has issues with him). He is less reactive to other dogs and we can enjoy him more and bring him with us more often. Thunderstorms are less of an issue (and we don’t buy into his drama and let him work it out so we don’t re-enforce the behavior). We will see how he does with fireworks this summer but hopefully it will be less traumatic than last summer. It may not work for all dogs but it for sure worked for ours. Worth every penny to have a less stressed and less stressful dog.

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