Is your dog sometimes or always hyperactive or anxious?
Many dogs are. This can be caused by a vast number of different things. Some breeds are more anxious than others; some dogs will be hyperactive and nervous for much of their lives. Others develop these qualities because of past abuse, changes in routines, loud noises, sirens, thunder and lightning, separation anxiety, or for a variety of other reasons.
Regardless of the reason, hyperactivity and anxiousness are not fun for anyone. Hyperactive dogs are visibly uncomfortable, and that can make their people feel that way too.
Fortunately, there is much you can do to help your dog, and there are a number of natural remedies that can help you help them calm down. These can easily be integrated into your dog’s routine and can leave both of you feeling much better.
Read on to learn about some great and effective holistic options to help treat dog hyperactivity.
Exercise and Mental Stimulation
One of the best and most simple natural ways to help hyperactive dogs is to make sure that they get plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. If your dog is demonstrating hyperactive behaviors like pacing, whining, barking, or chewing things that should not be chewed, he or she may be bored and may not know where to expend extra energy.
Be sure to take your dog for regular walks. If you do this already, maybe add in one or two more per day and see what happens. Also, make sure that your dog has plenty of toys to stay busy. Teaching your dog some new tricks may help, too. As you likely know from personal experience, mental stimulation can be just as effective as a calming force as a physical workout can be.
Melatonin is a hormone that exists inside our bodies – and our dogs’ bodies – that increases in our bloodstream when the time comes to sleep. Because of this, many humans take melatonin to help them sleep at night. This can also help pets to calm down in the short term. However, keep in mind that dogs are different sizes so it’s difficult to determine dosage; speak to your veterinarian to determine how much to give your dog.
There is a wide variety of anti-anxiety clothing for hyperactive dogs on the market today, and many find it to be very helpful when it comes to calming their furry friends. These products are usually weighted, tight vests or jackets that wrap around your pup to give him or her a sense of security. The pressure makes them feel like they are getting a big hug from you the whole time they are wearing it, and that can be a calming force indeed.
CBD is very popular these days for people, and it’s becoming more and more popular for dogs as well. People who use CBD are often amazed at how well it can help to reduce hyperactive dogs symptoms, and that a little can go a long way. Unlike THC, CBD has no psychoactive properties, so your dog won’t experience a high; instead, he or she will mellow out, and will be far less hyperactive as a result.
There Is Relief for Hyperactive Dogs
These are four great natural remedies for hyperactive dogs. Try one or try all four; you’ll be impressed by what a difference they can make for your furry friend. Finally, your dog can relax and when your dog is calm, you can relax, too. You and your dog will both be much happier as a result.
If you want to read more great posts about keeping your dog happy and healthy all of the time, check out the Pet Care section of our site.