Doggie Chill Out Remedy
And essences of:
This blend is formulated to provide soothing support for dogs that are easily frightened or experiencing chronic anxiety. Use this formula to calm and relax your dog...Its particularly effective for rescued dogs who have endured trauma, neglect and are emotionally distraught. Nourishes the nervous system. Can assist in calming your dog in conjunction with training. Its physical actions include:
Reduces muscle spasms
In epileptic dogs can reduce frequency and severity of seizures
Reduces heart palpations, anxiety and stress
Gentle herbal dewormer (especially roundworms and whipworms)
Relaxing and tonifying to the nervous system and digestive system
Sedative (in higher and more frequent doses)
For dogs who suffer separation anxiety
Small frequent doses can help a panic-
Useful before any stress inducing situation-
oad trip, prior to fireworks or thunderstorms.
Great for dogs who are mentally lethargic as well as dogs that are chronically nervous and/or hyperactive
Great for convalescence/ when recovering from illness, surgery, exhaustion
For insomnia, nervous tension, nerve pain
o Digestive disturbance especially if they occur from nervousness such as flatulence/excessive gas and bloating, vomiting, diarrhea, gastrointestinal inflammation, indigestion, colic/ upset stomach
For rescued dogs who are fearful, stressed and have trouble ‘settling down’
Energetic/ psychological actions include:
Provides relief in any acute and urgent situation
Restores inner peace and promotes mental tranquility
Soothes a dog that is restless and agitated
Builds emotional security and self assurance
Improves self confidence
Gives the ability to deal calmly with pressure, when overwhelmed
Eases fear stemming from a past trauma i.e. abuse, neglect, abandonment, accident, shock
Eases impatience, frustration, and stress
Dosage and Frequency of application:
The Chill Out mix should initially be given 3 doses per day at the highest end of the range for the dogs size, and then reduced to 2 or 1 per day as the anxiety reduces and the dog relaxes. The size of the single dose (number of drops) is then reduced or increased gradually to find the minimum dose that can maintain the dog in a calm and reasonable frame of mind.
Remember that each dog, and each case, is an individual and reactions to the Chill Out mix will vary will vary according to severity and duration of symptoms. For example, a highly stressed medium sized dog, 20 drops 4 times daily in most cases will reduce anxiety significantly. Prior to stressful events i.e. vet visit, groomer for best results begin administration of Chill Out Mix a day or two before.
If your dog has a history of trauma, neglect or abuse (as with rescued dogs) please be patient. Dogs that have endured long term stress will require more persistence with treatment as their nervous system has been depleted, and will take some time to be nourished and balanced. This can take from several weeks to several months before you notice a subtle energy of peace and calmness.
We recommend all elixirs to be taken in courses-
Do not put directly in dogs mouth. Dilute drops in tablespoon of filtered water then add to food, yoghurt.
If a dog strongly refuses the herb mix, lower the dose until it’s accepted in food. Dogs will generally take herbs they feel are good for them, and if they do want to get better.
The herbs in this mix have a slightly sweet taste and are usually accepted quite well.
How Can Dr Doolittle’s Chill Out Elixir Help My Dog?
One of the most important areas is in helping those dogs who have been detrimentally and lastingly affected by psychological and/or physical traumatic experiences. An example of what a past trauma may include:
Any sort of accident, shock, a period of stress or other unpleasant circumstance
Long term/ chronic situations the dog had to endure (i.e. past history of ongoing cruelty from previous owners, extreme daily stress from been mistreated, locked or chained up, starved, or just life with very mentally unstable owners or in dysfunctional, unhappy or violent homes
Moments where the dog experienced pain, beatings, fear, terror, attacks from people or other animals
Dogs also have the ability to ‘soak up’ the emotional negativity of the people they live with. Negative influences that most affect dogs are the emotional energies projected by unhappy, angry, bitter, and/or argumentative people. This contributes greatly to a dog’s stress level.
Please be aware that any dog that has been exposed to these kind of experiences for any duration of time can be affected quite seriously and as a result can suffer terrible ongoing
mental stress. Many rescued dogs suffer psychological ill effects of these past traumas.
Dr Doolittle’s Chill Out Elixir can prevent and care for your dog while he is in a stressful situation. Just as humans, dogs are just as capable of becoming anxious, stressed, depressed, confused, and insecure. Managing your dogs stress levels will also significantly help keep his immune system strong and thus prevent the onset of illness. If your dog does become unwell, Dr Doolittle’s Chill Out Elixir can help his body deal with illness more efficiently, thus restoring health faster.
Fear and anxiety is a big problem suffered by many dogs. You can recognize ways in which dogs can express this:
Body language; tail held between their legs, body held low, head is kept down with a nervous facial expression. When called, body will take a curved approach instead of walking up in a straight line.
Displaying a submissive posture. The dog may roll over and show his belly in submission at the slightest provocation, or even urinate out of fear
Dogs that are fearful will escape from a perceived threat, so they may run and hide in whichever place they think is safer for them.
As a result of bad past experiences or past trauma, many dogs can display fearful aggression. This is also how a dog will try and protect himself against a perceived threat. He may growl then cringe, showing that he is really afraid of asserting himself, believing that he will be punished for it. Many rescued dogs display a mixture of fearful and aggressive behavior, perhaps due to being punished in the past.
Other examples of fear and anxiety may be: fear of loud noises, fear of only certain people, fear of traveling in the car, and fear of certain places, objects or situations i.e. or groomer. Dr Doolittle’s Chill Out Elixir can have a major role in helping reduce these problems and making these situations manageable.
Please note, separation anxiety and other more severe, chronic anxiety issues are best addressed by a team approach that includes you, a behaviorist or trainer, and a holistically trained veterinarian. Natural remedies, such as the Elixirs, are always best used in conjunction with appropriate behavior modification techniques in severe cases of anxiety. The Chill Out Elixir can assist in gently calming your dog and therefore making him more settled and likely to listen and learn.
How Dogs Display Stress
The ways in which dogs can display stress may include:
Restless behavior, i.e. chasing his tail, pacing, twitching, and never being able to relax.
Persistent scratching and pulling of fur, chewing their feet until the skin is damaged (these kind of chronic wounds are known as lick granulomas) This is usually a result of unrecognized and untreated long term stress.
Muscular tension; their whole body will feel quite stiff, the manner in which they walk will be stiff too. Stiffness of the body such as this may be the result of prolonged mental stress. Usually, once the mental stress is eased the dog will visibly display a much more relaxed physical state.
Signs of depression; the dog will have low energy, may spend a lot of time just lying around, and generally have a dull look about him with low enthusiasm. Always first check with the vet to rule out anything that may be wrong physically. In cases of depression, there will be nothing physically/medically wrong but he dog will just emotionally feel low and depressed.
Barking excessively; this can be attention seeking behavior because the dog suffers separation anxiety and/or is left alone for too long periods of time. Excessive barking can be a method of self soothing by the dog that is extremely stressed.
Excessive panting, if not thirsty, may be displayed by a dog that is stressed.
Being destructive in the home; the dog may want to escape what he perceives as a ‘prison’ by digging, scratching walls or directing their stress by chewing things to pieces. In extreme cases, they may even chew themselves.
Allergies; dogs who have suffered a lot of stress over prolonged periods of time may have a tendency to suffer allergies. This is because long term stress has debilitating and weakening effects on the immune system thus making them more prone to illness, allergies, etc. Stress isn’t always implicated in allergies but can certainly be a possible contributing factor.
Poor condition of coat; matted, dry, shedding, flaky coats, or general lack of luster in coats can be signs of stress. Always also check with a professional because this sign could also point to nutritional deficiency, poor diet, and/or a physical illness.
Bowel and other digestive problems i.e. diarrhea, constipation, colitis...Stress has a significant effect on the digestive system. Often rescued dogs from shelters, with past or present stress will display digestive problems.
Death of Another Companion Animal or Human
A dog may be equally distressed by the death of another companion dog or human owner, and there may sense a great loss. Many dogs do go into a state of deep depression after losing a friend, and this can have a severe impact on their wellbeing. Dr Doolittle’s Chill Out Elixir can help your dog cope thru this state of transition.