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Obedience / Lack of Obedience in Dogs and Cats

Obedience, Lack of Obedience in Dogs and Cats

Herbal remedies to help encourage obedience and to help address pets who are unruly, rebellious, or disobedient.

Animals routinely experience irregularities in bodily systems, including the Central and Autonomic Nervous systems, requiring a whole body, nutritional correction to help bring the animal body into balance, to help restore emotional balance, to help promote relaxation and to reduce nervousness, to help balance mood, soothe anxiety and to provide feelings of comfort and security. According to the 2013/14 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, one out of five dogs has a behavioral issue. 

Disobedience is a failure to obey. While every animal deserves the right to free will, when your sofa is being shredded or your animal is putting its life in danger, obedience and the ability to listen to commands becomes critical. 

Training your animal when they are young (still a puppy or kitten) gives you and your pet the best chance at success. Behavioral training takes time. Puppies and kittens may try your patience and you may experience difficulties in training a senior animal. Be patient, loving but firm.

An animal that routinely disobeys should undergo a full check up by a veterinarian to rule out a physical problem, such as loss of hearing or serious pain or illness,  which may be driving your pet's naughty behavior. Bad behavior often includes excessive barking, excitability, destructive behaviors, howling, and aggression.

Helpful suggestions to help avoid bad behavior:

Socialize your dog and cat with other animals at an early age

Attend obedience class and establish yourself as the master

Have your dog and cat meet a variety of people both at home and in public areas

Ensure your pet gets plenty of exercise and affection to release energy and to feel secure

If your animal routinely exhibits signs of aggressive behavior, use a muzzle or Gentle Leader to limit contact with people or other animals

Use kennels or crates to confine an aggressive or agitated animal

Do not play aggressively with your pet as it creates confusion as to what constitutes an acceptable play routine

Never shout or hit your pet, which could condition your pet for future bad behavior. (Negative attention is still attention from you as owner)

Use a spray bottle to deter bad behavior, or withhold attention until your pet relaxes

 Spay or neuter your dog or cat

Consult an animal behaviorist to help prevent or ease problems associated your specific breed

Common reasons for bad behavior can include: 

undiagnosed illness or pain

animals exposed to an inappropriate diet (especially a low grade commercial diet which contains corn, wheat, soy, by products, chemicals or other fillers and has little or no nutrition in the form of quality proteins, fats, carbohydrates or oils). Animals that are fed an inappropriate diet may lack nutrients and minerals, leading to constant hunger, allergies and serious illness

animals that have been neglected, abused or severely reprimanded due to fearful situations

socialization problems

electrical storms and thunder storms



prolonged fear (animals that experience general prolonged anxiety, and have been conditioned to pant, pacing, urine mark, scratch excessively, tremble, shiver or shake as a coping mechanism may all be at risk for developing aggressive behavior if the behaviors are not resolved)

male rivalry

territorial behavior

maternal fear/protecting litter

allergies that induce excessive scratching, biting, wounds, pain, infection and anxiety

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

Herbal remedies are gentle but highly effective to help soothe and calm aggressive behavior in dogs and cats, working on all bodily systems, enabling a stressed dog or cat to relax and experience a peaceful demeanor. Herbal remedies also enable an animal to distinguish between real and perceived threats and help provide nutritional balance, help soothe the Central and Autonomic Nervous systems to help minimize cortisol production and stress reactions related to fear, agitation, excitement or anxiety drive behavioral responses.

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 security; and 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.

Bionic Body – (learn more) is used holistically for its adaptogenic immune boosting and anti-inflammatory support; as an antioxidant and for its free radical scavenging (disease preventing) actions; for its nutritive content which may help to nourish the body and strengthen and revitalize bones, eye, teeth, skin and coat; works to stimulate collagen production, a primary building material of bones; may  help prevent dental disease; for its plant actions to help strengthen bones, cartilage, joints, muscles, connective tissues & blood vessels & helps to reduce joint inflammation, while activating a cartilage-protective biochemical, potentially helping to preserve healthy cartilage in aging joint; for its prebiotic and probiotic content to help support native gut flora and healthy digestion; may help to fight off allergies and infections.

The Daily Paws – (learn more) is used as a multi-vitamin, multi-mineral, multi-system nutritive for daily maintenance of all body systems, with emphasis on a healthy endocrine system, promotes healthy skin and shiny, glossy coats due to its high mineral and vitamin content, and is used to maintain body temperature, (important in immuno-compromised animals), and for a multiplicity of conditions and diseases including for allergies, arthritis, cognitive disorder and cancer, for urinary disorders to alkalinize (higher Ph) acidic urine and for blood purification.

Conventional Remedies:

Your vet may prescribe medications that help to calm your pet to potentially enable them to focus on learning. Please be aware that these medications often have serious side effects, and it also may be difficult to wean your pet off prescribed, synthetic medications.






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