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Happy Hound stressfree Range

Happy Hound stressfree Range

Modern living can be stressful for dogs and make it difficult for them to experience their natural wellbeing. Happy Hound™ stressfree helps make it easy.

… for happy dogs and a happy planet too.

The Happy Hound™ stressfree range contains Valerian, Chamomile and Passionflower, three herbs well-recognised for their relaxing effects on the nervous system.

Use to help ease stress and anxiety, promote relaxation and recovery.

Created by animal healthcare professionals and Mother Nature.

Intended as part of an integrated approach to canine wellbeing.

Natural, biodegradable, locally sourced materials wherever possible.

Proudly South African – A product of the Mother City, Cape Town.

Dogs are happy by nature. However, just like us, they can get stressed.

The good news is dogs are perfectly designed to deal with short-term stress. So, when your dog finds himself having to escape from the neighbour’s dog – he is perfectly adapted. However, in the modern world, a dog’s stress response can find itself ‘turned on’ frequently, or for long periods. Recurrent or ongoing stress affects the balanced functioning of the mind and body, and can manifest in anxiety, tension and a range of stress-related behaviours and disease.

Happy Hound™ stressfree helps dogs to relax, mind and body, by supporting the action of GABA. GABA is an important chemical messenger (neurotransmitter) in the brain and is responsible for relaxing the nervous system. This calming quality means Happy Hound™ stressfree can play a useful role in helping to ease anxiety, promote relaxation, and relieve a variety of stress-related disorders commonly seen in dogs.

Stressful experiences or circumstances

  • car or plane travel
  • vet visit
  • kennel stays
  • loud noises (e.g. fireworks and thunderstorms)
  • cage rest
  • long-term illness
  • lack of companionship
  • moving house
  • new family members
  • home renovations
  • unfriendly relationships
  • hospitalisation
  • dog shows
  • lack of exercise and play
  • being home alone

Stress-related behaviours or illness

  • anxiety, nervousness, timidity
  • separation anxiety
  • tension, irritability
  • anxiety-based aggression, restlessness, hyperactivity
  • inappropriate elimination (e.g. anxiety urination and marking)
  • compulsive behaviours (stereotypies) – e.g. tail chasing
  • stress-related digestive complaints – e.g. poor appetite, diarrhoea, gas
  • stress-related skin complaints – e.g. allergies, lick granulomas

Words of Wisdom

Dogs are individuals and can get stressed for different reasons and manifest their stress in unique ways. If you are concerned about your dog’s wellbeing, or are unsure as to the cause of certain symptoms or behaviours, then consult your family vet and a qualified animal behaviourist.

Helping to support a dog’s natural ability to be relaxed and happy is a rewarding process. Use Happy Hound™ stressfree as an aid in that process.

Dosage Guidelines (or as directed by your family veterinarian)

Happy Hound™ stressfree SM

  • Small (under 10 kg) – 1 capsule once or twice a day
  • Medium (11-30 kg) – 2 capsules once or twice daily
  • Large (over 30 kg) – 3 capsules once or twice daily

Happy Hound™ stressfree LG

  • Large (30-50 kg) – 1 capsule once or twice daily
  • Giant (over 50 kg) – 2 capsules once or twice daily

Ways to give capsules

  • hide in tasty food or a wholesome treat.
  • open capsule and mix contents into tasty food.

General strategies

  • Short-term support – for a single event, give 30 minutes before the event.
  • Long-term support – for recurrent, or ongoing stress, give twice daily with food, preferably after exercise and before rest.

Words of Wisdom
For best results, combine with other wellbeing strategies that help dogs meet their needs, feel calm and relaxed, and experience their natural wellbeing. Dogs that are stressed always have a good reason.  The help of an animal behaviourist, and your family veterinary team, will be very helpful in identifying potential stressors and suggesting changes and additional support.

Happy Hound™ stressfree contains Valerian, Chamomile and Passionflower, generally considered safe herbs for dogs. However, if your dog is pregnant, lactating, on medication or undergoing surgery, consult your veterinarian before using Happy Hound™ stressfree.

Valerian, Chamomile and Passionflower may interact with drugs with similar mechanisms of action, and caution is advised when using Happy Hound™ stressfree with these drugs (i.e. sedatives, anaesthetics).