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VetriScience Composure Bite-Sized Chews (60 Chews)

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Composure Bite Sized Chews provide a calming formula to support balanced behavior for dogs. Composure is ideal for situations when your dog is exposed to increased environmental stressors, including: changes to the environment, company or parties, veterinary or grooming visits, boarding or holidays, boredom or separation anxiety, moving or traveling, fireworks and thunderstorms. Composure will help stop stress related behavior while keeping your dog's personality and energy level. It is safe to use daily, and does not cause addiction, drowsiness or impaired motor skills.

This advanced formula contains:
  • C3 (Colostrum Calming Complex) is isolated from colostrums proteins, which have been found to support cognitive functioning and support stress reduction. C3 works synergistically with L-Theanine, which is also in this formula, to promote relaxation and cognition in dogs.
  • L-Theanine supports calming and relaxation, reduces irritability and low mood states. This natural occurring amino acid is found in green tea, and is a derivative of glutamic acid, a neurotransmitter in the brain. It can help the body produce Dopamine, GABA and Tryptophan, other calming amino acids, and helps bring certain neurotransmitters into better balance.
  • Thiamine (Vitamin B1) helps manage stress and reduces irritability. Thiamine has been shown to calm and soothe anxious animals by affecting the central nervous system. Without Thiamine, dogs exhibit mental confusion, muscular weakness, muscle spasms, nervousness, as well as weight and appetite loss during times of stress.
  • Ingredients

    Active Ingredients Per Approximately 1 Chew
    Thiamine (Vitamin B1)134 mg
    C3 (Colostrum Calming Complex)22 mg
    L-Theanine21 mg
    Inactive Ingredients: brewers yeast, canola oil, chicken liver flavor, citric acid, glycerin, mixed tocopherols, propionic acid, proprietary blend (maltodextrin, sodium alginate and calcium sulfate), rosemary extract, silicon dioxide, soy lecithin, vegetable oil.

    Useful Information

    This product can be used as needed for immediate support or on a daily basis for on-going support.

    Up to 25 lbs: Try Composure Mini
    26-50 lbs: 1 chew daily
    51-100 lbs: 2 chews daily
    Over 100 lbs: 3 chews daily

    During times of increased stress: it is safe to double or triple the above amount, as needed.

    Customer Reviews

    Review Summary
    72 Reviews
    63% (45)
    21% (15)
    1% (1)
    7% (5)
    8% (6)
    86% Recommend this product (62 of 72 responses)
    By Jennifer
    Noticeably calmer during a car ride and visit
    November 25, 2019
    We tried Composure on our most anxious rescue dog. He gobbled up the chicken flavor right away, so it clearly tastes good. He was visibly more relaxed during a visit. Where he normally freeze up in fear, he was a lot more sociable and calm looking.
    By Renee
    North Carolina
    Don't Bother
    February 26, 2017
    Didn't calm at all....Just the opposite...Made him hyper!
    By Peta
    My puppy spits it out
    December 26, 2016
    I could not get my 2 lb morkie puppy to eat it. I even tried crumbling it in to her favorite wet food. I had to throw her wet food away.....she just would not eat it. I just have to make sure I bundle her up real well when I am walking her in the snow. Got to love that puppy energy.
    By Mimi's M.
    Tampa, FL (lightning capital of US)
    Composure Comfort Chews
    August 16, 2016
    My Vet recommended these for my Golden Doodle Mimi, who is terrified of Thunder & Lightning and Fireworks. I had tried other natural calming products and the Thunder Shirt and the Thunder Cape, as well as Valium with no success. This dosage and formulation has really helped to keep her from pacing, gulping air, heart pounding, drooling terror. I highly recommend. Mimi is 56 lbs. And one chew works great and relatively fast.
    By Sea*Star
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Helps my chihuahua stay calmer
    August 4, 2016
    These really do help my dog. He has separation anxiety although it doesn't take it away completely it does help settle him down when I have to leave him alone.
    By Andrea
    July 17, 2016
    This product works very well for dogs who become nervous during thunderstorms or on the 4th of July with fireworks. We use it on all of our 4 rescue dogs.
    By BJ
    June 28, 2016
    Works great! My Brittany likes the taste and it works within 15 - 30 minutes. We use it for fireworks and storms. It never makes her act drugged.
    By Randi442
    SF Bay Area
    Does not seem to "settle" our hyperactive puppy
    January 2, 2016
    I purchased these in the hope that they would prevent our 9-month old puppy from barking at multiple scenes on the TV. First, they have an unpleasant smell (at least to me) and she is much less interested in eating these than a lot of her other treats. Second, they don't seem to make any change in her behavior (we are working with a professional trainer to calm her reactions after she was accosted by a larger dog, but we hoped these treats might help between training sessions). I realize expecting any treat to calm a dog who essentially suffers from PTSD is asking a lot - but these didn't work for us.
    By Juju
    Conway, Arkansas
    Stress relief for dogs
    December 28, 2015
    Gave my 5 y/o rat terrier before boarding for 10 days, gave my 6# Yorkie each day for 10 days while visiting 3 grandsons and it worked for the dog. I considered taking it myself. LOL It did seem to keep the dogs calm and it was sorely needed. Didn't give it 4 stars simply because this is the first composure meds I've ever used so nothing to compare it with.
    By Lucy
    December 20, 2015
    My dog is 13 years old and she was diagnosed with dementia. The Vet advise was put her to sleep but I rejected it and then she recommended 4 types of supplements, this is for help her to relax and feel sleep, believe me it works! she sleeps like the puppy. My dog has made improvements and I am so happy with her. I am very satisficed with the result is not matter for how long she will stay with me. Do not giving up
    By mtnelkie
    NE Tenn
    Good stuff
    December 16, 2015
    I've used these calming chews for years, 1st for a dog so thunder and lightening phobic that he would hide and shake in fear. Composure allowed him to be calm and not even mind the big booms.
    Now I use it for nighttime to prevent alert barking to coyote calls and just general low reactivity to normal country sounds.
    Better than Rescue Remedy as it doesn't seem to lose it's effectiveness over long time dosing.
    By davidoffme
    Long Island, NY
    July 16, 2015
    My olde english bulldog enjoys the taste of these chews, for sure. However, they have absolutely zero effect on her anxiety or temperment - even when I gave her two chews. A local vet tried to charge me more than double the cost of what EntirelyPets was charging. Thank goodness I did not fall for it. I would definitely NOT recommend this product.
    By Heather
    Ellenton, Florida and Ohio
    finally something helped
    July 2, 2015
    My pharaoh hound was extremely scared of thunderstorms and fireworks. We have had a few intense thunderstorms lately and I have given him four of the chews and he has calmed down, not entirely but he no longer pants as much nor follow me like my shadow. I plan on giving him five or six on the 4th of July. Which I think will work for him.
    By JRTsDoItAll
    Minneapolis, MN
    Great product
    June 2, 2015
    I have been very happy with the Composure Chews. I give them to one of my Jack Russell terriers who is a bit "over the top". They take his edge off just a bit but not so much he seems doped up.

    I forgot them at one point for 3 days and was scratching my head at his increased craziness until I remembered! So if you question if they help after using them for a while, skip a few days. ;)
    By kelseyelle
    no results
    March 1, 2015
    I gave these to my 20 lb. JRT mix for 2 weeks for separation anxiety. Started at one a day and when there were no results I upped it to 2 a day. The only result was that he pooped more.
    By mustangsallie85
    Watkinsville, GA
    Love Composure!
    September 14, 2014
    Composure was recommended to me by my vet when my puppy started having anxiety after we moved to a new home. She hasn't had problems since!
    By Xraytech
    Does the job!
    September 3, 2014
    I got this for my eight-year-old dachshund mix who had started having separation anxiety issues. I give one to her when I anticipate being gone for a while, and it really helps. She usually takes a nap and is very calm when I get home.
    By ron
    greenville sc
    Sleep aid
    August 29, 2014
    This product is being used to help my dog-who sleeps on the bed-- stay asleep thru the night & not wake us up. It definitely helps!
    By jadeyes7
    Noticeable Difference in Both Dogs
    August 13, 2014
    My dog trainer recommended these calming treats to give to my dog with aggression problems, and to give to both my dogs for separation anxiety issues. She said to always make sure the treats contain thiamine and theanine.calming chews have it as well but these were less expensive.Both dogs recieve them daily and have been calmer and relaxed. When I know they are going to be in stressful situations, you can give them extra treats to calm them.I recommend giving it a try.
    By BorderCrazy
    Dallas TX
    Amazing Product
    July 30, 2014
    I can't tell you everything this has done for my noise phobic BC. She is not perfect, but at least is now manageable. I give her one daily, another if a storm is coming in. She is now able to sit with me for storms and survived the 4th of July as if it was not the end of the world. I'm not saying she is not nervous and panting, but she is not mangling herself trying to get out/away.
    By shanghai
    Puyallup, Wa.
    Review for VetriScience Composure Bite-Sized Chews (60 Chews)
    June 23, 2014
    I've been using this product for 3 years and am totally satisfied. I have a St. Bernard that gets them every day and they work great.
    By salex
    Great Product
    June 6, 2014
    I bought composure bites because our dog has become nervous at night. He is old and has trouble seeing and hearing. It took a few weeks, but I give him one each night at 9 p.m. and they seem to be helping him. Good product and I will continue to use them.
    By Greg
    No impact at all
    May 30, 2014
    We've been using the product on a daily basis for about 3 weeks now at the recommended dosage for both of our dogs with absolutely no signs of improvement. We bought the 3 pack so we have enough to increase the dosage...we'll see if that makes any difference.
    By Pat
    Vetri-Science Composure Bite-Sized Chews (60 Chews
    May 29, 2014
    Our pet has really benefited from this product,
    more calm, even when riding in the car.
    By Oliver
    Richmond, VA
    Great Product
    May 19, 2014
    Composure was recommended by my Vet. Oliver is a 2 year old Golden Retriever with tons of energy and a bit of anxiety. This product simply helps him relax a bit. It does not alter his personality, just takes the edge off of his anxiety.
    By Love4Lily
    Louisville, KY
    Chill pill for pups
    May 5, 2014
    My dog had been exhibiting some separation anxiety symptoms and these Composure Bites helped tremendously. She seemed more relaxed and stopped her distructive behavior.
    By Gi
    Great Product
    April 26, 2014
    Recommended by our vet as we have a very hyper 10 year old Chocolate Lab. These help calm him on long car rides!
    By dogmom
    Augusta. GA
    Be Calm and Carry On!
    February 16, 2014
    I used this to calm an elder dog with anxiety issues with bad weather or changes. She responded well with her level of anxiety reduced by about 70%. It's helpful without having to use something sedating.
    By cat 1.
    My cats love this
    February 12, 2014
    They love these and it calms them so that I get a good nights' sleep
    By kaytee18
    Nashville, TN
    work ok
    December 5, 2013
    Dont seem to work as well as the Calm dog. But my boy does enjoy the taste

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