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Our Golden-Irish dog was diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis years ago. I blame the Irish Setter genes. It generally flares up when he gets nervous, even "good nervous" such as an overnight trip to a place he loves. It took quite awhile to get his stool normal after his initial diagnosis. Besides prescription GI food, our vet recommended this. It helped a lot. Now he's better. We keep him on GI food, maintain a calm household and a steady routine. I bought this to have on hand for any unusual times that come up, even an overnight trip to his favorite lake. I can't remember how long it took to work before but I plan to start it as soon as I anticipate any break in his routine. At least I know it won't hurt him. Based on my past experience with this product, combined with the GI food, I'm hoping it'll get him through a fun trip without diarrhea. Fingers crossed.
Our 18 month old rescue beagle is super sweet, but a real bundle of energy and nerves. Our vet suggested this calming powder and think now after several months, we can see a difference, especially with the separation anxiety. It may just be maturing, but we're afraid to stop, just in case. At any rate, we like the idea of adding probiotics to his diet.
This product just isn't working for my dogs. I have given it to them for almost 6 weeks on the recommendation of my vet and have noticed no change in any anxiety behavior. I have a 12-year-old small dog and a 2 year old large dog. Still no effect.
My dog Taylor is hyper and anxious especially at night. We didn't see much change in his behavior for about 6 weeks. The directions states that it takes 6 weeks to build in dog system.
With suggestion from the vet, we added this to our cocker spaniel. He is on a calming med, but this product adds a natural form that helps our pet's tummy and sustains the effect of our pet's med. This is a great product to add in stressful situations if you don't want to double your pet's medication dosage.
I have tried so many calming supplements over the years and nothing worked for my dog who is afraid of everything from hard floors, wind, rain, fireworks, thunder, etc. I didn’t notice any improvement at first, but the closer we got to the end of the 6 weeks, I saw him starting to calm. We are going to start our 2nd box tomorrow and I’m looking forward to seeing more improvement!
My dog was exhibiting anxious behaviors at night, so my vet recommended this product to try. This did not make any change in his behavior. However, we're also not 100% his behavior was actually anxiety related, so there's a potential that this just wasn't the product for us. He liked the taste, and there seems to be a good amount within each sachets. However, this is so pricey!
It's only been about 2 weeks but it does seem like my border collie is a bit calmer. I'm curious to see the results with long term use. My Bella can be anxious and high strung, but I have noticed that she is responding to me in a more positive way, i.e., listening and responding to commands the FIRST time and I haven't been needing to reinforce commands to get her attention. For now I will continue and hopefully see improved results.
I have been giving Calming Care to both of my dogs for several months. One of my dogs is a "recovering reactive" dog (her tendency was to bark, lunge, and carry on when she saw other dogs, skateboarders, etc. while on a leash). We did a lot of training/behavior modification and that is the key thing that you need to do for reactive dogs. No medication or supplement will just fix that. The training is not hard; just takes time. So we used positive reinforcement and she made huge strides. She is even able to go to agility classes and trials and has been able to meet other dogs on leash (if the other dog is mellow). However, we live in an urban area and there is a lot going on. There are many reactive dogs here, as well as big events like festivals in the park across the street and running races. So even though my reactive dog can now walk quite close to a calm dog and can greet them off leash and sometimes even on leash, many dogs around here are not so calm. (I don't expect my dog to remain stoic in the face of a dog who is barking and lunging at her or trying to play with her.) We also have many running races that start and end near our house -- encountering huge packs of running humans (she wants to nip their heels and bark at them) is a bit much for her. After being on Calming Care for a few weeks, I started to notice a difference. We are now able to get a little closer to these kinds of triggers with my dog still able to tear her eyes away from the trigger and do what I ask her to do. So don't expect it to take the place of training and behavior modification, but it can "take the edge off." I suspect that if we had tried this stuff a couple of years ago, we would have made faster progress with training. On a whim, I tried Calming Care with my other dog as well. Her only anxiety is in greeting people -- she's very exuberant but also anxious, as if trying very hard to appease people ... by exuberantly greeting them. She had gotten past jumping on them and pawing them, but was still shoving her nose into their crotch and wooing at them (part malamute, they "woo"). Again, training is the main way to change this behavior. It was especially tricky because she was about 18 months old when we got her, with lots of experience giving over-the-top greetings. And it does not help when *certain family members* don't see the need to train a polite greeting. But I had finally hit upon an approach that was working ok and did not require other people to do anything: I allow her to *very briefly* approach the person, but then use a "positive interrupter" (recall basically) right away to get her back to me for a treat, then repeat if all parties agree. She was understanding that sequence but was still "extra" in her greetings. It was a hard nut to crack, and I think it was that layer of anxiety. With Calming Care, she is better able to remember: I approach the human and "woo" in my malamute way, then turn away from the person, back to Mom for praise or treat, then I can try again. (And if it's Dad holding my leash there are no rules. ;-) ) And now that second approach is calmer. At the vet, she is still over the top in greetings with very clear anxiety playing a role -- I don't think the Calming Care is helping with anxiety at the vet for her, but your dog may respond differently. However, we had a major unexpected benefit from Calming Care for this dog: her poo has never been this consistently normal and solid ... ever since we've had her, no matter what I fed her. So I don't know if it's just that she needed a probiotic for GI/microbial health and this one is sufficient, or if it's that her poo was not solid previously due to anxiety we hadn't recognized.
Our Standard has high anxiety. This product has helped in keeping food in his tummy. Also, has helped with issues associated with Addisons in addition to his meds.