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December 7, 2023

Thanks to our longtime leadership in the dog media world, I get to be one of the first to tell you about a dog anxiety supplement with new-to-market active ingredients from Brave Paws. Plus, for a limited time, fans and friends of Champion of My Heart are the ONLY ONES getting access to $10 off with an exclusive coupon code (HOLIDAY10), just for us. I look forward to trying Brave Paws for Tori's stress and sickness in the car. I hope you'll keep reading to learn more possible uses for separation anxiety, veterinary visits, thunderstorms, fireworks, car trips, or other ongoing dog stress concerns. Just in time for preventing holiday worries in dogs. 

Yes, this is a sponsored post per FTC guidelines. 

Exclusive dog anxiety supplement savings for you!
$10 off per bottle   |   Coupon code: HOLIDAY10

Offer ends Monday, January 15, 2024

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What Makes This Dog Anxiety Supplement Different?

Brave Paws uses a patented combination of new-to-market and sustainably sourced ingredients from plants that help dogs feel calmer:

  • Souroubea (a medicinal vine grown in Costa Rica by a woman-led coop using regenerative farming practices)
  • Plantanus (bark from the North American Sycamore tree that's gathered from already-fallen bark)

More details on the relevant research below for this dog anxiety treatment and dog calming supplement. Keep scrolling. 

dog anxiety meds over the counter from Brave Paws

This new dog anxiety supplement from Brave Paws 100% all-natural ingredients with no soy, corn, or grain. It's also:

  • Non-GMO
  • Vegan
  • Gluten free
  • Cannabis (CBD / THC) free
  • Non-drowsy
  • 3rd-party lab tested
dog anxiety supplement from brave paws, patented botanical blend

Other Pluses of Brave Paws' New Dog Anxiety Relief

Brave Paws new dog anxiety supplement typically starts working within 30 minutes to 1 hour. It appears to offer a 12-hour dog anxiety treatment window.

  • So for acute use, it'll get your anxious dog relief pretty fast.
  • For long-term use in dogs with separation anxiety or more generalized anxiety concerns, twice-a-day dosing should provide good steady dog anxiety treatment.

Currently, the Brave Paws dog anxiety supplement comes in a chewable tablet form.

new dog anxiety supplement from brave paws

However, by February 2024, look for the same dosage and active ingredients in a soft chew form. I cannot take created for the HEART shape though. *wink

dog anxiety supplement new soft chew form from brave paws coming feb 2024
new dog anxiety supplement from brave paws updated pouch packaging

Dog Anxiety Supplement Studies, So Far

I read through the 2 studies my contacts at Brave Paws provided. One is a safety study. The other is an effectiveness (efficacy) study into this new dog anxiety treatment option. Links to full text below:

dog anxiety supplement studies photo
The Safety Study Basics

The safety research got done as a single-site clinical lab study, where 16 healthy male beagles received the "defined mixture of Souroubea spp. vine and Plantanus spp. bark" or a placebo for 28 days. The dogs weighed between 7.6 and 13.8 kg (16.8 - 30.4 pounds). They were as young as 7 months up to nearly 5 years old. 

Researchers divided the dogs into 4 groups with once daily administration as follows:

  • Placebo
  • 0.5X dose
  • 2.5x dose
  • 5x dose
The Safety Study Results

The study abstract says, "... there were no clinically significant adverse effects following treatment, as determined by clinical observations, physical examinations, body weight, hematology, clinical biochemistry, and urinalysis."

Keep in mind this includes dogs in the group that received 5x the anticipated therapeutic dose of the new dog anxiety supplement. Even with a simulated overdose, researchers found no adverse effects after 28 days of daily dosing.

dog anxiety supplement brave paws logo

Reminder that the ONLY place you can get the new, patented Souroubea-Platanus dog anxiety supplement is from our new pals at Brave Paws. 

The Effectiveness Study Basics

Since noise aversion is a great cause of stress and also a temporary situation that's more easily simulated, the effectiveness researchers looked at this single "suitable application" for testing this new dog anxiety supplement as a possible treatment.

The blinded, placebo-controlled study included 60 beagles of mixed ages and temperaments assigned to 1 of 6 groups:

  • Placebo
  • 0.5 dose
  • 1x dose
  • 2x dose
  • 4x dose
  • Positive control (diazepam, an anxiety medication approved for use in dogs)
The Effectiveness Study Setup

After placebo, dog anxiety supplement, or dog anxiety medication daily dosing for 5 days (4 days prior + the day of the study), the researchers used an established thunderstorm model with dogs' behavior assessed:

  • 3 minutes before thunder noises played
  • 3 minutes during thunder noises played
  • 3 minutes after thunder noises played

Researchers monitored dogs' activity and behavior (such as freezing in fear). They also looked at the dogs' cortisol levels in their bloodwork (one measure of stress) before and after exposure to the thunder noises.

The Effectiveness Study Results 

EXCERPT: "The results showed that orally administered Souroubea-Platanus tablets reduced both behavioral and biochemical outcome measures which assessed the effect of the sound of thunder on anxiety and stress in dogs. This study compared the effectiveness of Souroubea-Platanus tablets at four dose levels with that of diazepam and a placebo control. The botanical treatment was significantly effective in all measures at the intended 1× dose, reducing inactivity and increasing activity measures in all dogs and cortisol in the responding dogs, compared with placebo-treated dogs. The botanical treatment showed a significant dose–response effect on inactivity measures and an obvious dose-dependent trend in cortisol results in responding dogs."

Let Me Know If You Plan to Try Brave Paws!

I'll be interested in how our close-knit community responds to this discount and new-to-market ingredients in a pet anxiety supplement. Keep me posted on your experiences, please!

Here again is the exclusive offer just for us!

Exclusive dog anxiety supplement savings for you!
$10 off per bottle   |   Coupon code: HOLIDAY10

Offer ends Monday, January 15, 2024

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About the Author Roxanne Hawn

Trained as a traditional journalist and based in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, USA, I'm a full-time freelance writer for magazines, websites, and private clients. My areas of specialty include everything in the lifestyles arena, including health and home, personal finance and other consumer interests, relationships and trends, people and business profiles ... and, of course, all things pet related.

I don't just love dogs. I need them in my life. Seriously.

  1. Just ordered a bottle. Hoping this helps with my 12 year old anxiety with everything lol.

    My second dog is also 12 and has a great of thunder and fireworks.

    Hoping it helps them both.

  2. I am going to have to try this. So many do not work with our ADHD rescue. He is high anxiety during storms and fireworks.

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