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Bestie Anxiety: Thera-Chews™️ for Anxious Dogs

Bestie Anxiety is a therapeutic mini chew, that can help reduce your dog's anxious behaviour.

Each therapeutic chew has a powerful blend of amino acids, pro and postbiotics and antioxidant-rich herbs. 

  • Valerian for calming effect
  • L-tryptophan for feel-good serotonin
  • L-theanine for relaxation with alertness
  • Pro and postbiotics for gut-brain link

It works by:

  • Improving gut health.
  • Reducing oxidative stress.
  • Helping neurotransmitters.

But it's also yummy and gummy! And the perfect size for small and older dogs. Thera-Chews™️ are the small chews for small dogs!

    Size: 60 chews

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    Pro & postbiotics for gut-brain link

    Valerian for calming effect

    L-tryptophan for feel-good serotonin

    L-theanine for relaxation with alertness

    Highly therapeutic formula, based on research

    Bestie Anxiety per 5g

    • 100.5mg l-tryptophan
    • 100.5mg valerian
    • 93mg l-theanine
    • 24mg probiotic blend
    • 7.5mg hawthorn
    • 846mg nutritional yeast
    • Plus other whole food ingredients:
    • tilia cordata, pomegranate, and tapioca starch, gelatin, sun ower oil, organic vegetable glycerine, beef bone broth, prebiotic carrot fibre, water, salt, sunflower lecithin.

    Leading competitor per 5g

    • 180mg tryptophan
    • 3.85ug B12
    • 3.14mg B5
    • .45mg B1
    • .29mg B6
    • Plus other ingredients including synthetics:
    • vitamins A & E, K3, B2, B7, copper sulphate, iron sulphate, manganese oxide, calcium iodate, zinc sulphate, selenium, omega 3, ascobic acid, dimethylsufone, guar gum, glycerine, naturox, fish meal, rye flour, soy flour, sodium chloride, pectin, sodium stearyl lactylate, turmeric extract, hydrolysed vegetable protein powder, acetic acid, smokey beef flavour, potassium sorbate, water.

    Fed like treats.

    No mess. No fuss. No refusal.

    Anxiety is serious

    75% of dogs have some kind of anxiety and it typically doesn't go away on its own.

    Is your dog anxious?

    Think about how your dog behaves, do any of these sound like your dog - all or some of the time?

    Gets terrified when there's a stormFollows you around like a shadow, and doesn't have lots of periods of independence? Barks, scratches, chews things, or makes an escape, while you're away? Cowers, growls, avoids or even attacks other dogs? Gets freaked out or startled (more than you'd expect) by loud household sounds?Is frightened meeting new people, at first? Humps madly??

    And how do they go at the vet? Do they:

    Get scared when they get looked at?Act really excited and jumps up and down? Need a muzzle to be looked at? Cower and hide under the chair in the waiting room? Try to escape out the door of the vet? Squirm madly when they get an injection?

    These are all signs of anxiety. Left unchecked they only get worse. Anxiety is not something that dogs grow out of. And research trials show that you can help reduce this anxious behaviour with the right dietary supplements.

    Anxiety can lead to aggression.

    Experts say that when a dog bites, it's never really out of the blue. Long before that event, there will have been signals. 

    Turid Rugaas, a canine behaviorist from Norway, developed the Stress Escalation Ladder, to illustrate what signs we see in our dogs as their stress elevates - so we can intervene, before they get out of control.For instance, did you know that your dog yawning means they are stressed and not tired? They are things that dogs do, like yawning, looking away or licking their lips, that tell you that they're a little anxious right now, and they're trying to settle themselves down again. In fact, calming signals are the second stage of the 'stress escalation ladder', and often go unnoticed or are misunderstood.

    Anxiety is a chronic stress.

    Did you know that anxiety is a type of stress?

    Stress of one kind or another – fear of thunderstorms, separation anxiety, stranger fear – can set off a complex chain of events.

    For example, a dog with thunderstorm phobia living in a storm-prone area, would have a stress response every time there’s a storm. A dog suffering from separation anxiety would react every time they were left alone.

    These dogs can suffer chronic, repeated and uncontrolled stressful episodes that would often build and worsen over a lifetime.

    This can shorten your dog's life...among other things. Chronic stress is associated with high levels of cortisol in the blood stream, which in turn has been related to a number of human disorders including obesity, insulin resistance, cardiovascular disease, immune disturbances, altered endocrine responses and nervous system disorders. 

    Customer Reviews

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    Saly B.
    What was the reason you switched to bestie...was there something going on health-wise?:: No see above
    Mr Theo

    My vet recommended Bestie for Theo as when I rescued him and subsequent adopted him he was suffering from severe anxiety after 6 months on the Bestied together with lots of love he is now a happy little dog but I intend to continue with them for a while

    That's great to hear; so glad to have helped make a difference with that anxiety.

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    Angela H.
    What was the reason you switched to bestie...was there something going on health-wise?:: Anxious doggo
    Bestie anxiety chews for dogs

    These have helped reduce stress symptoms in my highly reactive and anxious blue heeler, she is also more responsive to her training

    That's great to hear! The combo of training and the chews can often be a really good one.

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    Jenny
    What was the reason you switched to bestie...was there something going on health-wise?:: All natural
    Perfect for anxiety - all natural

    My dog has been on these for over a year - due to her being deaf and a rescue - she is a very nervous dog. I have tried for a period of time not giving these , but her anxiety increases and she becomes very nervy. When on them she is more calm - not perfect and never will be - but they definitely help take the edge off her stress levels - they do work but it’s definitely not an overnight fix

    Thanks for sharing your experience with the Anxiety chews and your nervous dog...great to hear that they DO work, and yes agree...it's something that's not overnight and also needs to be maintained. Thanks for sticking with it.

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    Zephanie J.
    Cooper!

    This breed is known to be anxious. Cooper loves Bestie Anxiety mini chews. I love that we are supporting an Australian business. Keep it up Bestie!

    That's excellent! Thanks for sharing that...big hugs to Cooper...he looks like he's having a great time, and we look forward to helping with his anxiety over time.

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    Karen M.
    What was the reason you switched to bestie...was there something going on health-wise?:: Storm anxiety
    Positive results with storm and separation anxiety!

    We've been trialing the "OM" anxiety chews with a number of foster dogs who suffer from a range of storm and separation anxiety, with overall positive results.
    With the storm sufferers, all carers have reported a reduced level of anxiety (stopped pacing; standing; panting) and the dogs were able to lay down and be comforted. They certainly took the edge off.
    With the separation anxiety cases we noticed the dogs self-settled a bit fast than they normally would and could be left alone for longer periods of time (feedback sourced from friendly neighbours!). One dog in care has also reported less reactivity to noises at nighttime.

    That's excellent to hear. I hope the Anxiety chews continue to assist these gorgeous rescued greyhounds. Thanks for sharing!

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