What Are the Benefits of Chamomile and Valerian Root in Calming Dog Treats?

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Each of our recipes stand out for addressing a different aspect of pet health and trainability. Our Sit formula is notable for helping calm rambunctious pups by making it easier to relax in situations that call for it. With chamomile to promote relaxation and valerian root to reduce anxiety and lessen stress, Sit is a great option for pet owners looking for a functional, calming dog treats.

At O.T.I.S. we remain dedicated to our mission of creative, innovative, and functional supplements for dogs while supporting medical dog training to benefit children who are healing from trauma. Our company realizes that our formulas for helping keep dogs calm in stressful situations, mobile, and leading long, healthy lives are vital to our mission. We also know that it is important to be aware of the ingredients that go into our dogs’ treats and  have included a brief overview of how chamomile and valerian root promote calmness and relaxation for our furry friends.

Benefits of Chamomile

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Chamomile is an herb that helps promote relaxation. One of the most commonly cited reasons for its effect on animals is it relaxes muscles while calming the system. The calming effects chamomile can be beneficial for uses such as easing digestion as dogs may vomit pass gas or have diarrhea when they are stressed.  Chamomile may ease gastrointestinal issues because it calms to stomach and helps to reduce inflammation within the digestive tract.

The mild calming effects of chamomile make the herb a great tool for treating anxiety and stress, and its relaxing features can also be useful for treating associated issues such as insomnia. These benefits combine to make chamomile an excellent choice to use many recipes for calming dog treats.

Benefits of Valerian Root

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Valerian root is often paired with chamomile as it helps alleviate anxiety, stress, and insomnia.  Because of this, it is often paired with other herbal supplements like chamomile that are also known for causing a relaxing effect in dogs.

Experts believe that the anti-anxiety effects of valerian root are due to the herb’s ability to increase the amount of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain. GABA can inhibit nerve transitions between neurons to help dogs feel calmer and more relaxed even in stressful situations and improving their quality of sleep.

Use of valerian root in recipes for calming dog treats has the benefit of assisting dogs in common situations where they may experience stress. This includes situations such as vet visits, thunderstorms, car rides, air travel, separation anxiety, and even seizures.