Natural calming aid for dogs
Helps anxious and nervous dogs relax during stressful situations
When your dog is displaying anxiety, it’s important to remember that their reaction is involuntary. They cannot help their behavior, but you can help them. Using maxxicalm as part of a change program that includes adjusting the environment and retraining the behavior can help you comfort your pet so you can avoid a prescription medication. Additionally, maxxicalm comes with our eBook full of practical advice to help you to work with your dog.
Relax without drowsiness
maxxicalm gently relaxes dogs, without the unwanted side effects often caused by a prescription medication.
With prescription calming medication, dogs may become so drowsy that they fall asleep or worse, become ill. This temporary fix can unfortunately make it harder to create a long-term solution that actually corrects underlying issues.
With maxxicalm, your dog is relaxed but still alert, creating the perfect opportunity for positive associations with previously stressful situations.
Contains tasty all-natural ingredients
maxxicalm contains only natural ingredients that are highly palatable. Our specific formulation has been shown to support balanced behavior and maintain calmness in dogs.
All the ingredients are of human grade quality and naturally promote a positive mood and reduce stress and tension in our beloved dogs without drowsiness. Learn more about our ingredients and their purposes below.
Integral part of a behavior modification program to create balance
The most effective way to create permanent change for your dog is to follow a behavior modification plan. A plan allows you to avoid unnecessary medications, when there are other possible solutions.
A comprehensive behavior modification program includes:
- Mitigating exposure to triggers
- Changing the environment
- Improving pet owner knowledge
- Helping your dog change their reactions
- Supporting with a relaxing supplement
In some circumstances, working with a professional and occasional medication may be necessary.
Simple dosage instructions for flexibility
Whether your dog requires a daily dose of maxxicalm to help with hyper or aggressive behaviors or simply benefits from a situation-based dose when the need arises – maxxicalm allows you and your dog to be flexible.
Give one tablet per 25 lb. daily or prior to a potentially anxiety causing event. Dogs on a daily dose of maxxicalm may also receive event-based dosages if needed.
We support you all the way
To help you on the journey to balancing your dog’s behavior maxxicalm comes with our eBook full of practical training advice.
In it we describe how to create a behavior change modification program for your dog, as well as practical advice to help navigate specific situations, including: fear of new things, noise phobias, visiting the veterinarian or groomer, and separation anxiety.
And you can always reach out to our team, we have years of experience in helping pet owners and dogs adapt and a community of maxxicalm owners who can share their own experiences.
As dog owners, we know which situations upset our dogs. For some it’s being left alone, for others it’s trips to the vet, thunderstorms, or unexpected visitors. Whatever the cause, the response behaviors are the same: cowering in fear, destructive chewing, panting, irritated barking, and sometimes all of the above and more.
Whether it’s part of their nature or an understandable reaction to difficult life circumstances, such as rescue dogs that were previously abused. maxxicalm can be an integral part of helping you create more balanced behavior in your dog.
What is taurine?
Taurine is amino sulfonic acid (usually referred to as amino acid) that is found naturally in meat and fish. Taurine is conditional amino acid (opposite to essential amino acid), meaning the body can manufacture taurine.
Taurine supports the neurological development, helps to regulate the level of water and mineral salt in the blood and has antioxidant properties.
Taurine has been shown to be beneficial for the heart function, but it but has many other benefits, including calming and stabilizing effect on the brain.
The benefits of taurine for dogs
- Controls the release of chemical signals between cells in the brain
- Inhibits the release of adrenaline while balancing dopamine levels
- Beneficial for heart function
- Prevents taurine deficiency (when the body not producing enough taurine)
Taurine controls the release of chemical signals between nerve cells in the brain. Studies have shown that it inhibits the release of adrenaline and has positive effect on dopamine level.
This has calming effect and explains why Taurine is one of the key ingredients in maxxicalm.
Certain breeds seem more predisposed to taurine deficiency, e.g. giant breeds like the Newfoundland, as well as American Cocker Spaniels, Chihuahuas, Scottish Terriers, etc.
What is inositol?
Inositol (sometimes called Vitamin B8) is one of the B complex vitamins (though not officially recognized as vitamin as it can be synthesized in the body from glucose).
Inositol is present in all body tissue but with the highest concentration in the brain, heart and eye lens.
Inositol has calming effects as it is involved in the production and action of neurotransmitters (chemicals that transmit messages between nerve cells).
The benefits of inositol
- Involved in the process that transmits messages between nerve cells
- Creates a calming effect in the brain and may help with depression, panic attacks and obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Present in all body tissue, especially the brain and heart
Preliminary research indicates that Inositol has a calming effect and may help treat depression, panic attacks, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (Health Supplement Nutritional Guide).
According to WebMD one study found Inositol to be as effective as prescribed medication in treating panic disorder.
What Is chamomile?
Chamomile is an herb that has been used as traditional medicine for centuries, i.e. to settle stomachs, help with sleeping, and calm anxiety.
Chamomile has mild sedative effects, which benefits humans and pets alike.
The benefits of chamomile
- Creates a mild sedative effect in pets and humans
- Beneficial for dogs prone to stomach upset when excited
- Used widely in traditional medicine for centuries
Chamomile is commonly used in calming aids for dogs, i.e. to relieve anxiety.
It also benefits dogs that are prone to stomach upset when over excited.
What is passion flower?
Passion flower (passionflower) is an evergreen climbing plant that has been used in traditional medicine for centuries. It can help with anxiety, insomnia, restlessness, epilepsy, and other conditions of hyperactivity, as well as high blood pressure.
Passion flower is included in many pain formulas, i.e. when the discomfort is caused by muscle tension and emotional turmoil.
The benefits of passion flower
- Helps relieve conditions related to hyperactivity and restlessness
- Helps ease symptoms related to epilepsy and high blood pressure
- Relieves muscle tension and pain caused by emotional turmoil
- Used widely in traditional medicine for centuries
According to WebMD there are evidence that passion flower can reduce symptoms of anxiety, sometimes as effectively as some prescribed medication.
What is l-theanine?
Theanine is an amino acid. L-theanine is the form that has been used as supplement but it is found almost exclusively in green tea plants.
Theanine has a chemical structure that is similar to glutamate, a naturally occurring amino acid that helps transmit nerve impulses in the brain.
Theanine seems to protect the body from excess level of glutamate, i.e. helps regulate the transmission of nerve impulses in the brain.
The benefits of l-theanine
- Aids in the regulation of nerve impulses in the brain
- Clinical studies show its effective in calming and focusing the brain
- Found in green tea plants
Theanine has had significant clinical results for naturally calming and focusing the brain, and has been used effectively to treat anxiety and high blood pressure in humans.
Animal studies have also indicated that Theanine can have protective effects for the brain (How Stuff Works).
What is thiamine?
Thiamine, or Vitamin B1, is a water-soluble vitamin of the B complex. Vitamin B1 is found in many foods, e.g. yeast, cereal grains, beans, nuts, and meat.
Thiamine is absorbed from the diet through the small intestine and is a key component of effective carbohydrate metabolism. It is not stored in the body so increased activity, stress, illnesses, can deplete its levels in the body.
Tissues with high-energy requirements, such as the brain, can be severely affected by Thiamine deficiency.
The benefits of thiamine
- Works in the central nervous system to calm and soothe anxious animals
- Key component in effective carbohydrate metabolism
- Thiamine deficiencies can impact the brain and other fat-dependent organs
Thiamine has been shown to affect the central nervous system and helps to calm and soothe anxious animals.
What is magnesium?
Magnesium is a mineral that is important in more than 300 chemical reactions that keep the body working properly.
Food that is high in fiber is generally high in magnesium.
The benefits of magnesium
- Lowers muscle tension and helps maintain healthy nerve function
- Involved in more than 300 chemical reactions in the body
Magnesium can lower muscle tension and help maintain healthy nerve transmission, making it good ingredient in any calming supplement for dogs.