We've been using to help keep our dog calm while she's going through some medical stuff and can't play with other dogs. This has really helped keep her calm and relaxed. And it's all natural.
Not sure if this does anything much but if nothing else it’s like a flavor additive (like parsley) to our furbabies food.
Okay, I gave this to my puppy and it did the total opposite of relax her. It’s only day one and I’m going to try again tomorrow but I don’t think I’ll be buying this again.
My reactive dog loves his herbs and they smell amazing. I think they help him remain calm but they don’t make him lethargic.
I was very hopeful this would work to relax my 3 Danes enough to clip their nails without drama. The ingredients listed are some of the most recommended individually, in one product. We used as directed, giving it time to build up. Unfortunately, there was no change, not even a little. And if it had worked, it would have been very expensive to continue with three giant breed dogs. I have since ordered the individual recommended natural herbs, and am going to try these, as I am able to give more of some and less of others, per dosage recommendation.
This works! My dog loves anything from Dr. Harvey's... I mix this in with some of her food whenever she seems a little anxious. I like that that it's not a 'treat' and can be incorporated into her normal meals as needed.
I give it to Julie, my shepherd-retriever mix, at dinner. The vet has recommended meds for her anxiety. Dr. Harvey’s supplement helps calm her without drugging her out. As long as nothing exciting happens, she’ll sleep in my lap until her last walk. I save the medicine for high anxiety events like trips to the vet. I will buy this product again.
I only gave this to my dog for a week. Turns out he has canine cognitive dysfunction which this won't help.
We have a rescued dog, she was 8 mos to a year old when we adopted her. She was emotionally abused and very skittish, dr harveys relax has helped her enormously.
I spent Hours comparing ingredients between products one day and ordered several items to try them out. I ignored items with repeat ingredients in "dosages" that differed slightly. We ended up with Licks Littles (for the small dog), Licks Zen (for the md dog), Dr. Harvey's Relax & Stress, VetriScience Composure Behavioral Health Bite-sized bacon..., Zesty Paws Advanced Calming Bites, Xanax. Out of all of these I'd rate them thusly, from most effective to least: Licks (either size, both dogs), Dr. Harvey's (md dogs, not little), Zesty Paws / VetriScience / Xanax tie. I was so hopeful the colostrum in VetriScience would be groundbreaking, but they seem to have the least effect. The Licks I did not give 30 minutes before we left, more like 5 minutes, yet it worked the best. When we come home both girls are usually whining, panting, barking. This time they were quiet, though the little one was panting. After we fiddled around a bit in the house the med pup started whining, but this time it was her sad quiet whine that's in the lower register, not her high-pitched anxious whine. No barking. The Dr. Harvey's had a definite calming effect on both medium dogs (one stays outside and he only comes in when service people are here or at night to sleep - he has ½ acre, a swimming pool, squirrels to chase, and a screened in porch so don't feel badly for him!). Inside med dog was sound asleep most of the morning after the Dr. Harvey's, and outside med dog (who is also a watch dog trained to alert) hardly barked as the guys were outside banging on walls and making a ruckus with tractors. That's something outside dog would normally give me a headache over and inside dog would occasionally grump about. Little dog is super picky and wouldn't eat the entire dose of Dr. Harvey's so it didn't get a fair test. The Licks, however, they girls greedily lapped up and it was highly effective. The only downside of the Licks is that the odor is pungent, unpleasant (to me, the dogs Loved it), and permeated the entire upstairs (500 sq ft) for hours. Med inside dog doesn't tolerate Xanax well. 1 pill does nothing, 1½ makes her overly exited and she can't walk - it's as though she's drunk. The price on the Licks is a bit scary, but we don't leave often so it's manageable. If we left more often I'd stick with the Dr. Harvey's due to the price, and will continue to use that for days we're going to have service people. It works out to about 23 cents per scoop. Oh, don't be alarmed when it turns a dark green! That's the spirulina.