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Herbal remedies to help reduce travel anxiety in cats and dogs and help calm the Central and Autonomic Nervous systems in anxious and nervous dogs and cats.

Animals routinely experience irregularities in bodily systems, including the Central and Autonomic Nervous systems, requiring a correction to restore emotional balance, to promote relaxation, to balance mood and provide feelings of comfort and security and to reduce symptoms related to car sickness and travel.

Any motion that a pet is not used to can cause them to feel ill and disorientated. While some animals see a car trip as an exciting journey, for others it can become a stressful time of feeling ill and unwell. The first signs of car sickness are yawning and excessive drooling (sometimes followed by vomiting).

Anxiety in pets is a very common problem, representing one of the top reasons for veterinary visits. While some animals gleefully jump into a car for a road trip, many animals loathe traveling and may need to be dragged into the car, which further imprints their anxiety. Your pet may manifest symptoms of fear, nervousness, hyperactive or anxious behavior and may vomit, drool, pant, foam at the mouth and urinate or defecate due to travel stress.

Traveling with animals can be stressful for all. Animals can develop an anxiety disorder to travel from past vet or grooming visits, motion sickness, being confined alone in a hot car or due to lengthy time spent on the road.

To counteract the development of travel anxiety, consider taking your young puppy or kitten for rides at an early age that do not include stressful destinations such as vet or grooming visits.

If you have an adult or rescued animal with acute travel anxiety, it is important to soothe your distressed pet by stroking them gently and speaking in soft, reassuring tones. You may consider rewarding your pet with treats if they relax upon receiving attention. If you raise your voice or become anxious, your pet can detect your feelings and may mimic your anxiety, compounding and worsening the situation.  

Herbal Remedies:

Herbal remedies promote a calm and relaxed state, to safely help treat and prevent motion sickness and to relieve motion sickness for balanced digestion and calm, happy cats and dogs during travel, as an alternative to anti-nausea medication, to relieve symptoms of nausea, vomiting, indigestion, flatulence and dizziness, to relax the muscles of the digestive tract and to stimulate the flow of natural digestive juices and bile, and to relax the Central and Autonomic Nervous Systems.

Serenity Zen Dog & Cat - (learn more) is used for its multi-level support to soothe, relax, calm and provide pain relief to nerves, muscles and all bodily systems (Adrenal, Cardiovascular, Digestive, Excretory, Respiratory, Autonomic and Central Nervous Systems), for anxiety disorders, allergies, digestive colic, storms, travel, boarding, vet visits, separation, restlessness, irritability, depression, ADHD and ADD, to maintain normal electrical balance in the brain, reduce neuro inflammation and modulate inflammatory response.

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.

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, promotes optimal immune responsepromotes strong teeth, bone, skin and coat, reduces allergic (acute and chronic) skin reactions and irritations, hot spots and soothes itchy skin and coat in dogs and cats, works to cut recovery time and prevent recurring infections and provides general mood support.

I AM A ROCK STAR - (learn more) supports adrenal gland health and response to stress and metabolic demand, supports glandular ability to rebuild and regenerate, promotes hormonal balance, regulates stress on liver, kidney and digestive functions by reducing thirst and excessive elimination, promotes cognitive function and memory performance, balances blood sugar levels, for natural energy in young and geriatric pets, increases muscle use, ability and stamina, provides anti-inflammatory and immune support, helps maintain healthy adrenal, central nervous, digestive, immune and reproductive systems.

Your pet may benefit from being taught behavior modifications when addressing anxiety and phobias. Professional training may help your pet to understand and respond to your commands and an owner can also learn an appropriate reward system so as to not further confuse an animal.

Make sure your pet has a holistic, grain-free or chemical free diet, fresh, filtered water, plenty of exercise and affection.

Conventional Remedies:

Your veterinarian may offer a variety of treatments for your pet to cope with symptoms associated with anxiety. Anti-anxiety medications such as Clomipramine, amitriptyline and acepromazine are commonly prescribed to help suppress anxiety and stress. These medications have associated side effects that do immobilize pets and can result in diarrhea, low blood pressure, vomiting, dry mouth and disruption in normal bowel movements.




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