Anxiety can be a nuisance to both pets and their owners. Dogs suffering from stress often exhibit undesired behavior that can range anywhere from barking to biting. To prevent these destructive behaviors and to relieve stress in general, there are a variety of treats, diffusers, sprays, and supplements that have a calming effect on pets. One solution to anxiety problems in dogs is Anxitane from Vibrac Animal Health.
Anxitane Chewable Tablets for Dogs are available in two formulas: one for small dogs and cats and another for both medium and large dogs. Each tablet contains the savory taste of poultry to make them easy to administer to any animal. But what is it about Anxitane that makes it the best solution to your pet’s anxiety problem?
How Anxitane Works
The central ingredient in Anxitane is an amino acid called L-Theanine. L-Theanine has a chemical structure which allows it to pass through the blood-brain barrier. This means that the amino acid has psychoactive properties, those that affect the mental state of your pet. In fact, the calming effects produced by Anxitane have been affirmed by several clinical trials. These trials also establish the safety of taking Anxitane with an appropriate dosage.
Because of the mechanism by which L-Theanine functions, Anxitane is non-habit forming. The natural mechanism operates seamlessly thanks to the unique chemical structure of this principle ingredient, which closely resembles the structure of another amino acid naturally produced by the body. This amino acid, glutamate, is a part of the body’s normal mechanism for controlling anxiety. L-Theanine works in the same regards as glutamate in some respects, while actively inhibiting it in others.
All in all, L-Theanine’s effects are appropriate for the purpose of calming dogs with either long-term or short-term anxiety. What’s more is that it achieves this end without sacrificing the safety or comfort of your pet, as there are no reported side effects with the dosages used in clinical trials. Although this is good news for pet owners, there are some limitations to Anxitane of which potential users should be made aware.
Cautions and Additional Options
Although Anxitane works well for most dogs experiencing stress and can even help dogs with chronic or episodic anxiety, it is not intended for animals with separation anxiety, severe phobias, or a history of aggression. For these conditions, there are other treatments available to you and your pet. Calming treats, like Bonies, might help reduce separation anxiety, while Tranquil Tabs can help reduce aggression.
Pets with severe phobias and any form of anxiety can also benefit from behavioral therapy. This therapy is recommended for pets with aggression but can also help dogs with any behavioral problems. Although this therapy can take time to take effect, it can be well worth the wait. Furthermore, it can be given in conjunction with Anxitane or other calming solutions.
Have your tried Anxitane or another calming solution to relieve your pet’s anxiety? How did it work? Let us know in the comments section below!