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What You Can Do if Your Dog is a Nervous Traveller

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While every pet owner would like to think that their dog loves to embark on long road trips, many dogs find travelling a difficult and stressful experience. Dogs are prone to motion sickness and can experience anxiety when confronted by a host of new sounds, smells, and vibrations.

If your dog has their tail between their legs, is yawning frequently, whining, panting, or drooling excessively while traveling, it could be an indication that your dog is experiencing anxiety. Read on for Crooked Lane’s guide to reducing travel anxiety in dogs.

Identify Signs of Anxiety

It’s important to remember that not all dogs express anxiety in the same way. While panting, whining, and shaking might be more obvious signs, it is important to be able to pick up on more subtle signs such as licking, pacing, as well as yawning and drooling more than usual.

Help them Become Accustomed to Travelling

Experts suggest that one of the best ways to reduce travel stress in a dog is to get them used to road travel when they are puppies. The socialisation window for dogs is about 12 weeks and, if trained correctly, a puppy can become easily accustomed to travelling without anxiety.

Bring Familiar and Comforting Items

Objects such as pet blankets and familiar chew toys play an important role in keeping a dog relaxed during a road trip. Having a familiar blanket or favourite toy can help them relax and interact with an object they know well in an environment that is otherwise new and confusing.

Calming Treats for Dogs

Crooked Lane’s calming chews for dogs are an all-natural combination of probiotic, L-tryptophan, B group vitamins, magnesium, and herbal extracts, developed to help reduce restlessness and excitability in dogs. Our calming supplements for dogs may help your dog cope with the anxiety of travel. Using our natural calming supplement for dogs provides a fast acting, easy dose chew that may help in times of unease, such as travel, storms, fireworks, kennelling and training.

Reduce Travel Anxiety with Calming Supplements for Dogs

Crooked Lane is a nationwide supplier of natural calming treats for dogs who experience anxiety while traveling. Contact us today for more information on how Naturally Calm may help reduce travel anxiety in pets. Visit our website for a wide range of premium, all natural supplements and remedies for horses, cats, and dogs.