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Old 09-05-2011, 10:22 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Dynamo, you're right there is no proof that the thousands of year old village witch methods were effective. Still natural methods are worth trying in light of how many people are addicted to prescriptions from so called medical professionals.

With any oil therapy or herbal medicines, you have to look at the quality of the product. It's just like if you're making a red gravy, it's going to taste far better if you're using fresh picked basil & oregano than if you were to use some dried up flakes in a jar.

Content and quality is my concern in the recent flurry of interest in herbals and essential oils. If a product is low quality or minuscule quantities, it leads people to believe it doesn't work.

I know for a fact that chamomile works. In a tea, in the garden, pick it and stuff it up your pillow case. Lovely. Works on the bitch too, keeps her from hiding in the bathroom during fireworks season...
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Old 09-24-2011, 11:27 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Have you tried Thundershirts? I hear they can help with calming.
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:36 AM   #23 (permalink)
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If I brewed a cup of chamomile tea, how much could I safely put into Joey's water at a time?
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:09 AM   #24 (permalink)
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From this article, sounds like you can safely give her the tea full strength:
The Calming Herb Chamomile - Whole Dog Journal Article
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:36 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I know this is an old thread, but I was curious as to about how long the Chamomile works? I just found out I will have to work past midnight tomorrow night & my dogs will be home alone when my neighbors set of NYE fireworks. I expected to be home before the fireworks started, so I didn't pick up any Xanax for them.

I have a lunchbreak about 6pm, & usually run home to let them out for a pee break. Do you think giving them a dose of Chamomile will last 6-7 hours?
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Bumping this thread up. I'd also like to know how long the chamomile works.
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Old 08-14-2013, 08:13 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Grape seed oil is another calming oil I've heard opf. Never experimented with it.
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:06 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Bumping this thread up. I'd also like to know how long the chamomile works.
True that the Chamomile has a mild calming effect but it won't give you the longevity of hours.

I use two different products. Choose one or the other NOT BOTH at one time.

This one is a professional human grade product that I keep in our cupboard for bad storms and such and for myself when I need it.
Tranquil Complex
http://www.pureformulas.com/tranquil-complex-60-capsules-by-professional-formulas.html#sthash.KC2vKQKh.dpbs


NutriCalm was developed for dogs: http://www.rxvitamins.com/Resources/...20-%202012.pdf
CLINICAL APPLICATIONS:
NutriCalm for Dogs was designed to help enhance serotonin dependent behavior in dogs. Animals with a range of behavior issues, such as thunderphobia, hyperactivity, nervousness, fear of travel, fear of vet’s office, psychogenic dermatitis, hair pulling, excessive licking and psychogenic diarrhea will benefit from the use of this formula. This formula has found itself to be very useful as an adjunct to behavior modification therapy.
NutriCalm for Dogs can also be very helpful with short term anxiety situations such as travel by car or plane, trips to the vets, the groomers, and other social situations where the animal’s anxiety can pose a problem.
http://www.amazon.com/Rx-Vitamins-For-Pets-NutriCalm/dp/B007O11SVI


Hope this helps!
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Moms: The NutriCalm sounds interesting.

Joey's been reacting lately to thunder, and tends to lick himself a lot.

He doesn't hair-pull, but he does pull on his paws a lot.

He's been skittish since his overnight boarding at the vet (where he was bathed and groomed).
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Old 08-15-2013, 01:18 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Moms: The NutriCalm sounds interesting.

Joey's been reacting lately to thunder, and tends to lick himself a lot.

He doesn't hair-pull, but he does pull on his paws a lot.

He's been skittish since his overnight boarding at the vet (where he was bathed and groomed).
Hi Cheerful1!
"He's been skittish since his overnight boarding at the vet (where he was bathed and groomed)" Wow....that's too bad! Wonder what happened there?????
Sounds like this might work for him! The L-Tryptophan and the L-Theanine works with the serotonin in the brain.
Give it about and hour before he needs it. He may even indicate "when" a storm is coming even if you don't know it! My first GSD did this and would run to the closet where I kept her herbals and sit there!
Here are the doses:
RECOMMENDED DOSAGES:
Label:
“1 capsule for each 25 - 50 pounds of body weight twice daily or as needed.”
(Dosages may be divided into twice daily administrations. Higher dosages (2-3 times the recommended maintenance dose) produce more immediate sedative effects, lower dosages provide long term anxiety maintenance therapy)
A NOTE on DOSING:
Nutricalm for Dogs has biphasic effects, dependent upon its dosing schedule.
1. It can be used only on an “as needed” basis for that occasional calming effect. Vet and groomer visits, traveling, company visiting your home.
2.It can be given twice or thrice daily (based on individual effect) for longer term behavior issues such as multi-pet conflict within a household, separation anxiety,
timidity, thunderphobia

Hope this helps!
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