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Kala Health CalMix for Dogs and Cats with L-Theanine (Suntheanine brand) contains a balanced blend of the highest quality vitamins, herbs and amino acids specially formulated to calm upset or stressed animals during certain periods of elevated stress. Studies have shown that Suntheanine alleviates anxiety related behaviors. L-Theanine lowers seratonin levels to support calming and relaxation, and moderates mood patterns. Valerian, Taurine and other ingredients promote calming and stabilize the pet's central nervous system. Ideal for long car rides, separation anxiety and fear caused by thunderstorms or fireworks. Reaction time: 30 - 40 min. The chewable tablets are formulated with natural, non-meat roast beef and liver flavorings.
L-Theanine. This natural amino acid L-Theanine is commonly found in Green Tea and is clinically proven to promote relaxation; reduce stress & anxiety in pets, and improve learning ability. It has been determined that L-Theanine is a derivative of Glutamic Acid which is one of the neurotransmitters found in the brain. It has been determined that dopamine concentrations in the brain increased significantly after the administration of L-Theanine. Dopamine, one of the brain's primary neurotransmitters, is said to affect emotions, such as feelings of relaxation and happiness. L-Theanine also increases the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA levels in the brain which leads to a feeling of well-being.
Vitamin B6. Part of the B-complex vitamins, inositol has a prominent calming effect on the central nervous system. Studies on brain waves have shown that it has an effect similar to that of librium or valium. B-vitamins help in the maintenance of a healthy nervous system, which is crucial during times of stress.
Valerian Root. Valerian root has been used as a sleep aid for over 1,000 years. Its ability to help relax the central nervous system, promote feelings of calm, decrease levels of anxiety and stress, and enhance sleep are known the world over.
Taurine. This amino acid plays a major role in the brain as an "inhibitory" or calming neurotransmitter. Similar in structure and function to GABA, taurine provides an anti-anxiety effect that helps to calm or stabilize an excited brain. By inhibiting the release of adrenaline, taurine protects nervous pets from anxiety and other adverse effects of stress.
Zinc, Calcium, & Selenium are called the sedative elements. All three help inhibit excessive sympathetic nervous system dominance. Studies show that low levels of selenium in the body are associated with mood problems such as anxiety and aggression. Also, research has found that selenium supplementation may improve mood and help combat anxiety.
Vitamin D3 & E are important vitamins frequently used when a quick "quiting" or calming response is desirable.
WILL CATS EAT IT? For finicky cats, simply crush one half or a whole tablet and mix with a small amount of tuna or wet food. We have found that this works with almost all cats.
Each tablet contains:
Other Ingredients: Dextrates, Porcine Palatability Enhancer, Poultry Liver Powder, Powdered Cellulose, Stearic Acid, Silicon Dioxide, Dried Whole Egg Powder, Sunflower Oil Powder, Fish Protein Concentrate.
Daily Recommended Dosage:
Small Dogs & Cats (less than 20 lbs.): 1 tablet daily
Mid-sized Dogs (20-40 lbs.): 2 tablets daily
Larger Dogs (41-60 lbs.): 3 tablets daily
Large Dogs (61-80 lbs.): 4 tablets daily
Very Large Dogs (81-100 lbs.): 5 tablets daily
Giant Breed (100-150 lbs.): 6-7 tablets daily