Our Calming Chews for Dogs are enriched with CBD, L-tryptophan, choline chloride, phosphatidylcholine, and chamomile to relax your dog and decrease their hyperactivity. These remarkable ingredients work together to relax overactive nerves and regulate mood. With the addition of nutritious peanut butter and sweet potato, these soft treats provide your dog with essential proteins, fats, and antioxidants to keep its nervous system balanced. It doesn’t hurt that they’re delicious as well!
- Broad Spectrum Hemp Extract CBD: Supports the endocannabinoid system
- L-Tryptophan: Builds the essential neurotransmitter serotonin
- Choline Chloride: Helps balance nerve signals
- Phosphatidylcholine: Improves brain function
- German Chamomile: Calms the mind
OTHER ORGANIC INGREDIENTS: Ascorbic Acid, Blackstrap Molasses, Calcium Propionate, Chickpea Flour, Coconut Oil, Glycerin, Mixed Tocopherols, Peanut Butter, Sweet Potato, Sunflower Lecithin, Tapioca Starch, Water
CALMING SOFT CHEWS FOR DOGS
Does your dog go nuts when you leave them alone? Are they prone to bouncing off the walls like a super ball? Scared of loud noises and car rides? Luckily, you don’t have to live in anticipation of your dog’s manic bursts. HolistaPet makes calming CBD dog treats specifically for your twitchy, anxious pet.
Whether they deal with separation anxiety, hyperactivity, or a phobia you can’t wrap your head around, our delicious soothing chews can help your dog de-stress.
WHAT ARE CALMING CHEWS?
A calming chew is a soft treat designed to relax your dog. Our relaxing treats contain soothing, natural ingredients such as CBD, organic chamomile, and L-tryptophan to help reduce your dog’s jitters and nervousness.
There are plenty of soothing dog treats on the market, but chews are special. Many treats are firm and crunchy, which can be too much for older dogs and dogs with dental issues to handle. The tender texture of our CBD soft chews lets every dog enjoy a great CBD experience.
How Do Calming Treats Help Dogs?
Like people, dogs deal with anxiety, fear, and overstimulation. But unlike people, dogs can’t use words to express their distress. Dog anxiety often manifests in destructive behavior, like furniture shredding or excessive barking. Your dog may even act aggressively when in reality, they’re just scared or overwhelmed.
Separation anxiety in dogs is one of the most frequent concerns for pet owners. It accounts for up to 40% of canine referrals to animal behavioral practices. Thunderstorms, fireworks, and strangers can also trigger extreme fear in your pet, leading to meltdowns that you may not be prepared for. One study discovered a connection between stress and lifespan in dogs, so keeping your canine’s anxiety in check is key!
The active ingredients in our treats can help calm your dog, which in turn saves your house from destruction and your neighbor’s ears from assault. Most importantly, our calming treats may bring your dog some peace (which is what we really want when it comes down to it). We also offer CBD-infused dog treats for stress and anxiety relief!
WHAT IS IN HOLISTAPET’S CALMING SOFT CHEWS?
Our relaxing treats are 100% organic, plant-based, vegan, and gluten-free. They contain no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives. These calming chews have been specially formulated with natural compounds that put your dog’s mental health first. Each active ingredient plays a role in balancing the chemical activity in your dog’s brain for a calm and relaxed mood.
L-tryptophan is an amino acid that your body needs to produce serotonin, a neurotransmitter vital for mood. Dogs that don’t get enough tryptophan are more prone to moodiness and aggression.
Broad Spectrum CBD
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid that enhances your dog’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS helps regulate several essential functions like:
Clearly, maintaining ECS health is pivotal. Our CBD comes from organic hemp, and all products undergo rigorous third-party testing to ensure their purity and potency.
This compound fights anxiety in dogs (and people, too). Your dog’s body uses phosphatidylcholine to create acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter (a chemical that transmits signals between cells). Acetylcholine affects mood and memory, encouraging mental fitness. To calm your dog, acetylcholine affects their heartbeat. If your dog’s heart is racing after exercise or a nerve-wracking experience, acetylcholine can help restore their resting heart rate so they can relax.
Choline chloride is an essential building block of ceramides and phosphatidylcholine. We just went over the neurological effects of phosphatidylcholine, but what do ceramides do? Ceramides are lipids (healthy fatty acids) that improve skin condition. As you can see, our CBD treats have additional helpful effects beyond calming your dog!
One of the best herbal remedies around, chamomile has been used for centuries for its calming effect. When faced with nerve-wracking circumstances, this herb can help ease your dog’s stress and anxiety.
HOW TO USE CALMING TREATS
Each calming chew contains 5mg of broad spectrum CBD. “Broad spectrum” cannabidiol contains no THC whatsoever. You can give your dog calming treats as needed for their meltdowns or daily for a tasty snack or training reward. We recommend the following dosing guidelines:
SUGGESTED USE FOR PETS
- Between 0.25 mg (regular serving) to 0.5 mg (strong serving) of CBD per every 1 lb of your dog’s weight.
- REGULAR SERVING: 1 Treat (5mg) for every 20 lbs of body weight once to twice daily, or as needed.
- STRONG SERVING: 1½ to 2 Treats (10mg) for every 20 lbs of body weight once to twice daily, or as needed.
If you want to use these calming bites to help your furry friend through a stressful situation, like a long car ride or fireworks show, we recommend giving them the chew an hour before the event. This way, the effects will be in full effect by the time of the event.
You won’t have to worry about your dog getting loopy or “high” when they take these treats, although some mild side effects may occur in the first few initial uses (dry mouth, diarrhea, and/or drowsiness). These effects typically disappear once your dog adjusts to the dosage.
If your dog takes medication, it’s best to consult a vet before giving them these calming treats. CBD can prolong the effects of some prescriptions and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals.
How Long Does It Take For Calming Treats To Work?
Our calming treats should take effect in about 45 minutes to one hour, although the time may vary depending on your dog’s size and metabolism.
How Long Do The Effects Last?
Your canine friend can say goodbye to their nervousness for about 4-8 hours. The amount of CBD consumed, your dog’s activity level, and weight influence the duration of effects.
Crushing dog anxiety isn’t the only thing these treats are good for! Since the treats have a doughy consistency, they’re easy for dogs to chew and swallow. If your dog is older (or has some dental issues), these treats won’t pose any trouble for their mouth.
These treats are darn tasty! Dogs can’t get enough of them. The chewy texture and savory flavor make them a hit with our four-legged friends. We think it’s something about the sweet potato that drives them nuts.
Did we mention that each ingredient has its own health benefits?
The treats have healthful benefits beyond the anxiety-calming effects we mentioned. They contain chickpea flour and sweet potatoes. Chickpea flour is a fantastic source of protein, while sweet potatoes are rich in fiber and antioxidants.
Plus, each treat has a pre-measured dosage of CBD, so owners don’t have to worry about weighing and administering CBD in its oil form! HolistaPet’s CBD Calming Soft Chew for Dogs offers convenience, nutrition, and flavor all in one package!
WHY CHOOSE CBD CALMING CHEWS OVER CBD OIL FOR DOGS?
CBD oil is a good general use product, but CBD calming chews are specially designed for anxious dogs. The additions of L-tryptophan, phosphatidylcholine, choline chloride, and chamomile enhance the calming effect. If your dog struggles specifically with mental distress, calming chews will target their unique needs.
Many people also find that calming chews are easier to administer than CBD oil. Opening your dog’s mouth and dropping oil straight in can be a stressful experience for both parties. The last thing you want to do is agitate your dog more, but what dog doesn’t love a tasty treat? The rich flavor of our calming chews makes taking CBD a pleasure in and of itself!
WHAT DOES BROAD SPECTRUM CBD MEAN IN HOLISTAPET’S CALMING CHEWS FOR DOGS?
There are three broad categories of CBD products:
- Full spectrum
- Broad spectrum
Full spectrum hemp extract contains all of the compounds naturally found in hemp plants. That means it contains a trace amount of THC, less than 0.3%. There is not enough THC in hemp to get your dog high. Nevertheless, many people don’t feel comfortable giving their dog any THC at all.
Broad spectrum hemp extract contains all of the compounds in cannabis except for THC. This is great because the other compounds in cannabis (cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids) boost the effects of CBD. At HolistaPet, we make all of our CBD pet products with broad spectrum hemp extract.
The final category, CBD isolate, is fairly rare in pet products. Isolate is pure CBD, with no other hemp compounds whatsoever. We previously mentioned that those other compounds enrich the benefits of CBD. That’s why you might want to choose broad spectrum products like our CBD dog chews.
ARE CBD CALMING CHEWS FOR DOGS LEGAL?
Yes, CBD is federally legal in the United States under the 2018 Farm Bill. This law gave specific guidelines for legal CBD products. Let’s go over them briefly.
To meet the legal standard, CBD products must be made from hemp. Hemp is one of the two varieties of the cannabis plant, along with marijuana. Marijuana contains high levels of intoxicating THC, and it remains illegal on the federal level (though many individual states have legalized it).
Hemp contains high levels of CBD and low levels of THC. In fact, federal law explicitly says that no hemp plant may exceed 0.3% THC. Any cannabis plant with more than 0.3% THC is automatically considered marijuana, making it illegal.
HolistaPet’s CBD treats come from 100% lawful hemp, so you don’t have to worry about state regulations or unintended legal consequences. We want you to have peace of mind, just like your dog!
CAN MY DOG GET HIGH IF I GIVE THEM CBD CALMING CHEWS?
No, your dog should not get high from any federally legal CBD products. As we mentioned before, HolistaPet’s CBD pet treats are broad spectrum, meaning they contain no THC whatsoever. THC is the compound in marijuana that, when taken in excess, gets people “high.” CBD itself has no intoxicating effects. You can rest assured that your dog will not get high from a CBD treat.
ARE CBD CALMING CHEWS GOOD FOR DOG TRAINING?
Let’s be honest here — all treats are good for dog training. A tasty snack is a powerful motivator, especially when it’s packed with irresistible peanut butter. Look, dogs will stick their whole face in a peanut butter jar, and while that makes for a great Instagram post, it’s not the easiest thing for your pup. When your dog discovers HolistaPet’s calming chews, they’ll do just about anything for a taste.
Calming chews are also a great way for your dog to wind down after an intense training session. Your dog can work up a lot of energy doing tricks and exercising, so a cool-off period is important. If your dog goes to a training center full of new dogs and people, they might freak out a little. Try giving them a calming chew before training class, so they go in with a calm, positive mindset.
CAN CBD CALMING CHEWS HELP MY HYPER DOG?
Absolutely! We invented our calming chews specifically to soothe mental distress and hyperactive urges! If your dog is a ball of endless energy, as many puppies are, they can have a hard time calming down at the end of the day. A hyperactive dog disrupts your life, especially at night when they disturb your sleep. Restless nights can sour your mood, so calming your dog benefits both of you at once.
Giving your dog a calming chew is a great way to end the day on a high note. The CBD relaxes the body and calms the mind, eliminating racing thoughts. HolistaPet’s soft chews take it one step further with the addition of other natural relaxing aids. Chamomile and L-tryptophan are especially good at encouraging restful nights. That’s why both are popular supplements for people as well.
INGREDIENTS TO LOOK FOR WHEN BUYING CBD SOFT CHEWS FOR DOGS
The best CBD dog treats contain only natural ingredients. It’s best if they are organic, as this ensures they won’t be contaminated by pesticides. As far as efficacy goes, the best CBD begins with the best hemp. No matter what kind of CBD products you are buying, try to find out the source of the hemp. It could be grown domestically or internationally.
Dog treats made with domestically-grown hemp are generally safer and of higher quality. When you get U.S.-grown hemp, you can rest assured that it was grown in compliance with federal law. HolistaPet only uses domestic hemp sourced from farms in Oregon and Colorado.
INGREDIENTS TO AVOID WHEN BUYING CBD SOFT CHEWS FOR DOGS
We strongly urge you to avoid dog treats with synthetic ingredients. Artificial colors, flavors, and scents are cheaper to use, but they can’t hold a candle to the real thing. That’s why HolistaPet’s Calming Chews for dogs contain natural vegan ingredients like peanut butter and sweet potato for flavor.
Grains, corn, sugars, and meat meal are common ingredients in dog treats that you should avoid. Grains and corn have little nutritional value for dogs and only serve as filler ingredients. Sugars and corn syrup are just as bad for dogs as they are for humans. Obesity is a serious health issue in modern dogs. Meat meal consists of discarded meat scraps from factories that have been ground into a powder. Need we say more?
Many companies import hemp from other countries as a cost-cutting measure. We already explained the qualities of domestic hemp, so what’s the deal with the imported stuff? Most internationally-grown hemp comes from Europe, China, or Canada. In those places, hemp farms are not held to the same standard as in the U.S. Foreign-grown hemp may even exceed the federally legal limit of 0.3% THC! At HolistaPet, we’re proud to support local farmers who grow a premium product.