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Chewing / Chewing in Dogs and Cats

Chewing / Chewing in Dogs and Cats

Herbal remedies to help reduce anxiety in puppies and kittens and to help stop biting and excessive chewing. 

Natura Petz supplements to help stop excessive chewing in puppies and kittens

Animals routinely experience irregularities in bodily systems, including pain and anxiety related to teething, which affects the Central and Autonomic Nervous systems. Teething may require a nutritional correction to restore emotional balance, to promote relaxation, to balance mood and to help  provide feelings of comfort and security.

Just as babies explore by putting things in their mouths, puppies and kittens investigate their surroundings by chewing. Teething in pets occurs when the first teeth start emerging through the gums. And just like babies, your pet will lose baby teeth until their adult teeth mature. Teething can cause pain and discomfort. As a pet parent, you may be frustrated as your puppy or kitten tries to chew and bite everything in site.  Teeth are normally fully developed around two months, however, your pet's chewing tendencies may last up to six months of age. The easiest solution is to provide your dog and cat with plenty of healthy toys as well as treats that allow them to chew throughout the day.

Other reasons your pet may display teething tendencies: 

Hunger (raiding the garbage)

Play (gnawing a book or the sofa)

Natural urge to chew (for gum and teeth health)

Attention (negative or positive)

Anxiety response (separation anxiety)

Confinement (anxiety may cause a pet to try to gnaw or dig to escape)

There are a number of options you can choose to help relieve teething in puppies and kittens:

Provide plenty of chew toys to help encourage chewing and to reduce the pain associated with teething

Ensure that hazardous items such as household detergents, electrical cords, devices and wiring are out of reach

Apply frozen or wet clean cloths to gums to help reduce swelling and pain 

Massage your puppy or kitten’s jaw and mouth to ease discomfort

Don't scold your puppy or kitten when harshly if they have chewed the wrong thing. Say "No!" firmly and replace the item with a chew friendly toy and then praise your pet. Remember they are just learning! 

Herbal Nutrition - (listed in order of relevance and recommendation by holistic vets - human grade meets/exceeds highest safety criteria for pets)

Herbal remedies may help to relieve teething pain and the urge to chew in puppies and kittens, may help relieve the pain and discomfort of teething; may help condition and promote the growth of teeth and gums, may help provide comfort during the normal teething process, may help promote healthy teeth and gums, may help promote digestive health, may be used as a soothing and quieting herb for distressed pets and as a natural anti-inflammatory.

Soothed & Serene  – (learn more) is used to relax and calm all bodily systems, to soothe animals exhibiting all types of  destructive behavior due to anxiety, fear, grief, separation, pain, illness, allergies, aggression, socialization issues, electrical and thunder storms due to its calming, mildly sedative and nervine effects that can bridge nutritional deficiencies and relieve irregularity in bodily systems, restore emotional balance, promote comfort, relaxation, balanced mood and feelings of securityand as a stroke preventative.

Serenity Zen Dog & Cat - (learn more) is used for its multi-level nutritional and plant botanical support to help soothe, relax, calm, balance and provide pain relief to nerves and muscles as well as all bodily systems (Adrenal, Cardiovascular, Digestive, Excretory, Respiratory, Autonomic and Central Nervous Systems); may be useful for stress, anxiety and behavioral disorders, allergies, digestive colic, storms, fireworks, travel, boarding, vet visits, separation, restlessness, irritability, depression, hyper-excitability, aggression, sadness and fear; to help maintain normal electrical balance in the brain, to reduce neuro inflammation,  and to modulate inflammatory response throughout the animal body.

All Shins & Grins – (learn more) supports the skin’s ability to withstand environmental toxin, antigen and microorganism exposure due to its Vitamin C and antioxidant content; stimulates collagen production which directly affects bone mass, bone strength, cartilage, joints, muscles, connective tissues and blood vessels (important for cases of arthritis) as well as eye and teeth health (important for macular degeneration and dental disease); promotes optimal immune response; promotes strong teeth, bone, skin and coat; may help reduces allergic (acute and chronic) skin reactions and irritations, hot spots and soothes itchy skin and coat in dogs and cats; may work  to cut recovery time and prevent recurring infections and provides general mood support.

Life’s An Itch - (learn more) is used to promote optimal immune response, reduces all types of allergic (acute and chronic) reactions by stopping histamine response, reduces respiratory disorders, relieves wheezing, chest discomfort and sinus inflammation, soothes smooth muscles and tissues and alleviates respiratory congestion, including asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, laryngitis, esophaghitis (GERD, reflux), rhinitis, sinusitis, bronchitis, COPD; relieves viral and bacterial infections, hot spots, remedies skin allergies and irritations, soothes itchy skin and coat in dogs and cats, and works to cut recovery time and prevent recurring infection. 

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