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What Is In Dog Calming Treats?

August 23, 2018

What Is In Dog Calming Treats?


What are the ingredients in all natural calming treats for dogs?

It can be heartbreaking to watch your dog suffer from nervous and aggressive behavior. Being in these frustrating situations makes dog calming treats an ideal option to provide immediate relief.

Rewarding your pet with a dog calming treat may help reduce aggressive behavior and lower anxiety levels. It can also help ease symptoms of stress due to weather, large crowds, or unfamiliar public places.

But you may be wondering… what exactly is a dog calming treat made of? And how do dog calming treats work?

Some of the most common ingredients in natural calming treats for dogs are organic hemp, organic chamomile, organic passionflower, organic ginger root, valerian root, and l-tryptophan. 

Take a look at our quick guide to these ingredients below to discover what they are and why they can be beneficial in helping dogs to feel calmer and more relaxed.


Organic hemp

Organic Hemp is a plant-based ingredient often used in natural dog calming treats, because it has been shown to help dogs cope with stressful conditions.

It has a calming effect on the central nervous system and has been shown to reduce anxiety and improve sleep quality in humans.

Although it comes from the cannabis plant, it contains almost none of the compound which causes cannabis users to feel ‘high’ - which means your dog will not experience any psychoactive effects if you give them a hemp-based dog supplement or treat.


Organic chamomile

Chamomile is an ancient herb that has been used to promote relaxation for thousands of years. It has also been traditionally used to help with inflammation, muscle spasms, insomnia, and more.

Chamomile contains an incredible 36 flavonoids, plant compounds that have anti-inflammatory properties. 

One of the ways in which it is believed to have a calming effect is by acting on the muscles to relieve unnecessary tension.

For more information about how chamomile works to help both humans and dogs relax, check out this journal article.


Organic passionflower

Passionflower has been commonly used as a medicinal plant for at least five hundred years

A 2016 study found that rats who were given passionflower extract showed fewer signs of anxiety and also increased memory compared to rats who were not given any passionflower.

Another clinical study involving rats showed that those who were given a regular dose of passionflower extract fell asleep faster and slept more soundly than those who did not receive passionflower extract.

It is thought that passionflower creates a calming effect because it increases levels of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), which the brain uses to regulate mood.


Valerian root

Valerian has been used for hundreds of years as an anxiety-relieving herbal supplement, and was particularly popular in ancient Rome and Greece as a cure for insomnia and shaking.

Like passionflower, valerian root is believed to help the brain maintain healthy levels of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), which is good news since having low levels of GABA has been linked to stress, anxiety, and poor sleep.

Valerian also contains natural compounds which may help prevent excessive emotional responses to fear and stress by regulating activity in the amygdala, the ‘fight-or-flight’ part of the brain.


Ginger root

Ginger root is used to provide a range of health benefits. Many know it as an effective digestion aid, and it can certainly help dogs in cases of nausea and motion sickness during car rides.

By reducing these unpleasant sensations, ginger can therefore have a positive impact on your dog’s levels of anxiety whilst in the car.

However, it is also commonly used in both humans and animals to promote a sense of calm and contentment, and is a popular natural anxiety treatment for dogs.

One of the ways it is thought to create this effect is by helping the brain to produce serotonin, which is otherwise known as the ‘happiness hormone’.

In this 2017 study, researchers found that taking ginger supplements could even be an effective replacement for prescription anxiety medication.



Another important active ingredient in good-quality dog calming supplements is l-tryptophan, which is an amino acid that may help calm dogs that are easily agitated.

Like ginger, it can help the brain to produce serotonin. As a result, it has been shown to relieve anxiety and low mood.

Scientists have also found that higher levels of l-tryptophan in the body may result in higher pain tolerance, making it ideal for older dogs and those suffering from joint issues. 


DakPets Dog Calming Treats

At DakPets, we understand that dogs are like family. That’s why we make sure to only use the highest quality ingredients in our Dog Calming Treats.

Our all-natural soft chew formula is safe and effective and is crafted to promote relaxation and balanced behavior for your dog. 

Each chewable bite of DakPets Dog Calming Treats is made of active ingredients that work together to provide a natural calming reliever for your dog.

Aside from being a safe and effective remedy for calming your dog, our DakPets Calming Treats are also naturally enhanced with a natural duck flavor that your pet will enjoy.

We can also guarantee that our dog calming treats are wheat-free, gluten-free, and corn-free. There are also no added sugars, no salt, or gumming agents in our calming treats.

So with DakPets Dog Calming Treats, you can have the peace of mind that your dog is only getting the finest ingredients that it deserves.

You can purchase our signature dog calming treats here.

So with DakPets Dog Calming Treats, you can have the peace of mind that your dog is only getting the finest ingredients that it deserves.


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