Sometimes known as olibanum, frankincense oil is a common type of essential oil used for its many healing benefits; helping with occasional stress and nerves, promoting a normal inflammatory response, and can even support a healthy immune system. This powerful oil has been used for thousands of years by us humans due to its calming and tranquil properties… And, they may work on your nervous pup too.
Just as the other oils above, introducing a few drops of diluted frankincense to your pup’s daily life may help promote a relaxed behavior. It can keep your pooch calm during their times of discomfort and help support positive behaviors during unsettling moments.
When it comes to essential oils for dogs, chamomile is a naturally calming plant known for its ability to help soothe occasional anxiousness and thus could be a great choice to introduce to your stressed pooch.
These special qualities can reduce irritability for those moments of stress for your dog. You see, when your pup starts experiencing anxiousness or unsteadiness, they can react in strange ways, behaving in a manner that you might not expect. Some react by becoming more vocal, barking, and growling, whereas others can retreat and whimper until they feel more comfortable.
Essential Oils For Dogs
For centuries, we have used lavender in aromatherapy to help relax and unwind the mind and body. The sweet aroma can help the central nervous system and the body release stress and tension. The natural qualities that benefit us humans can also have the same effect on our nervous pups.
If you know your pooch feels stressed when you leave the home or during times of excitement; Independence Day fireworks and New Year, for example, release the scent of lavender into the house. This may help promote calmness and help them face any stress that may have built up.
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Somewhere between 10 and 40 percent of dogs suffer from some degree of separation anxiety. If you’re the owner of one of these dogs, you understand how heartbreaking and frustrating it can be to try to keep your dog calm when you leave the house. Even if you’re at home most of the time, you have to leave the house occasionally to run errands and socialize, and you don’t want your fur child panicking and possibly hurting themselves or destroying your house in their panic.
Luckily, there are some things that can help. There is one unique and powerful scent that has the ability to calm your dog like no other scent can, even better than the well-known calming effects of lavender. What scent is that?
Your scent. Studies have shown that the reward center of a dog’s brain lights up when they can smell their favorite person. That means your scent makes them happy and calms them down.
Leave behind a piece of clothing that you’ve recently worn, or a pillow case from your bed that hasn’t been washed for at least a few days (trust us!). Your dog can snuggle up with your scent and feel like you’re nearby even when you’re away.
If your pet’s anxiety is extreme, working with a trainer is a good way to help ease your dog’s separation anxiety. However, leaving an article of clothing with your scent on it can make a big difference in your dog’s anxiety level, especially in dogs with only mild to moderate separation anxiety.
One snuggly way to do this is to fold your garment up in the Project Play™ Comfort Cuddler™! It’s a super soft, plush toy with a pocket for a garment that smells like you, created for this exact purpose!