It’s no fun being stressed, and even harder for our dogs, who can’t always tell us what's happening.
Did you know that stress in dogs is often linked to an out of balance gut microbiome? To keep our fur pets happy, healthy and waggy-tailed, we put together natural calming plants with our well-known super gut supplements. Nothing but the best for our best friends!
Made in Australia, endorsed by vet and nutritionists, and with ingredients such as Valerian, Kakadu Plum, Tilia Cordata and nutritional yeast, StressK9 Chews is designed to naturally help dogs cope with stress and anxiety, such as separation anxiety, car travel worries and fear around vet visits.
Feed Guidelines: Feed 1 chew daily for every 5kg of your dog’s body weight. For best results, use in conjunction with our DigestiveK9 supplement.
Valerian, Tilia Cordata, Nutritional Yeast, Kakadu Plum, L-Theanine, Bio-K9, Gelatin, Sunflower Oil, Tapioca Starch, Vegetable Glycerine
Feed 1 chew daily for every 5kg of your dog’s body weight. For best results, use in conjunction with our DigestiveK9 supplement.
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After 4 weeks of Muck and Isla being on the StressK9® chews, they are that little bit more relaxed. Especially Isla. Plus their coat is healthier too! They love the taste too, so it’s become my favourite treat to give them.
Have you heard of the brain-gut axis? It is a complex communication system, linking gut health to hormones impacting mood and stress.
So if your dog is stressed, make sure to not only relax its mind, but its gut too.
After 4 weeks of Muck and Isla being on the StressK9® chews, they seem to be that little bit more relaxed. Especially Isla. Plus their coat is healthier too! They love the taste too so it’s become my favourite treat to give them.
My dog Dexter suffered terribly from travel sickness to the point that he would be covered with drool and saliva and would also tremble even getting into the car. Being a show dog, that made going to shows' really challenging. I had tried the usual calming and travel products on the market but they made no difference. Until I tried the stress chews. I cannot believe the difference they made. I give them to him about an hour before travel . Not only was there no drool but he even laid down and went to sleep. I have been telling all my friends about it. This product has made the biggest difference and it means I can travel my dog without all the stress that went with it
Have been trying the stress and anxiety treats with my 9 month Possum ( bordadoddle) she has stress around people and kids mostly and will wee herself from stress. I was having some trouble getting her into her crate at night since bringing her to live with us. I found giving her the treats 30 mins before bed she was easily guided in and settled overnight. She has settled in with my daughter and even the little girl next door( who is scared of dogs) has bonded with possum and her calmness. Possum is an extremely sweet gentle dog and has stopped weeing in situations where she normally would have.
Valerian is a plant whose roots have traditionally been used since the 11th century as a natural sedative 'drug’. It’s been shown to reduce anxiety and fearful and aggressive behaviour in animals.
Tilia cordata/platyphyllos flowers have been used by many to help treat anxiety, insomnia and restlessness. In South America, Tilia is widely used as sedatives and tranquilisers. In other research, anti-anxiety and anti-depressant effects have been observed in mice after tilia consumption.
Nutritional yeast is a powerhouse of essential amino acids, B-vitamins, bioactive minerals, immune system boosters, and powerful antioxidants.
B vitamins play important roles in the synthesis and regulation of neurotransmitters, serotonin and dopamine, which are implicated in mood regulation, as well as clinical depression and anxiety.
Kakadu Plum is an immune supporting superfruit, with the highest natural concentration of vitamin C, 50x more than an orange! It has been traditionally used to treat colds, flu and headaches. Its powerful antioxidant properties is why it’s a key ingredient in our StressK9 chews.
L-Theanine is derived from green tea leaves and is a type of amino acid. It’s known for its relaxing effects on both humans and animals. L-theanine supplemented diets have been shown to alleviate anxiety triggered by stressful situations such as fireworks, thunderstorms, house guests, car rides and it has shown to help dogs who are scared of sudden, loud noises and help manage and reduce panting, yawning, vocalizing and stress-related behaviours. L-theanine helps relieve stress disorders, improve mood, and maintain normal sleep.
All our K9 supplements contain Bio-K9, our unique blend of pre-biotic, paraprobiotic and fermented postbiotic containing Arabinogalactan, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae, Lactobacillus Acidophilus D2, Fermented Carrot. Using Lactobacillus Acidophilus D2 as a starter culture in the fermented blend facilitates the development of postbiotic metabolites during fermentation, in the same way postbiotic metabolites are produced in the dog intestine. In addition, the large numbers of cells of the strain of Lactobacillus acidophilus left over at the end of the fermentation can be considered as paraprobiotics. Paraprobiotics are inactivated probiotics. Several beneficial effects have been associated with paraprobiotics, including immune system stimulation. Our powder formulation is fermented with 47.5Bn CFU per scoop and the chews with 11.9Bn, 5 to 10 times more than other competitors!
We use Australian beef-gelatin as the 'jelly' agent in our health jellies. Gelatin isn’t just a ‘carrier’; it’s also good for dogs, especially ageing ones. For example, it inhibits inflammation and breakdown of the cartilage matrix. Collagen in the cartilage matrix and gelatin have a similar amino acid composition and there are indications that the amino acids in gelatin stimulate the synthesis of collagen cartilage. Gelatin contributes to feeling less stiff and lame, and more active.
Though it might seem unusual, sunflower oil is one of a few plant-based carriers that is safe to dogs and can contribute to your dog’s overall health. Rich in Omega 6, it can improve your dog’s cardiovascular system by reducing LDL cholesterol and reduce inflammation. Naturally rich in antioxidants and vitamin E, A and C, it can help keep your dog’s skin and coat smooth and healthy! Sunflower lecithin also supports cognitive health so a great combination to add in moderation.
We use a small amount of tapioca starch to form our chew. As a gluten free and grain free substitute, it is ideal for digestion especially for those with upset tummies.
We use organic sourced vegetable glycerine to help keep our chews soft and moist. Technically glycerine is a humectant, and it encapsulates water molecules to keep the food moist and it’s also a great preservative. Beef bones from Australian cattle are boiled under high pressure for more than six hours to extract all the nutrients; the broth is then dried using innovative low temperature processing. They're packed with trace minerals and a great taste!
Just a month on and who’s a more relaxed, happier go lucky dog. You’ll see the first signs of less stress, making both your lives that little bit better and you’ll feel pretty pawesome for making it happen.
Two months down and your fur buddy is displaying less visible signs of feeling stressed and anxious. On top of that you might notice a shiny coat, bright eyes and better stools too. It’s all thanks to you keeping their supplement game strong.
Three months in and you’ve got one healthier, happier dog on your hands. Their stress is more manageable, and their gut is feeling great too. Your continuous care and our supplements are the perfect team. High paw to you, super parent!
Poseidon Animal Health started in 2017 launching successful equine gut health supplements in Australia. We are based in NSW, Australia and have manufacturing facilities both here and in New Zealand, and aside from selling domestically, we also export our products to Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
Stress K9 targets dog anxiety and stress as well as strengthen gut health impacted by stress. As we became the #1 bestseller for equine supplements, we wanted to give dogs the same care and developed an equally fantastic gut health supplement, with high level of active ingredients, to help digestion, skin, allergies and immune systems for our canine friends! The inclusion of postbiotics developed by dog specific bacteria makes it different to everything on the market.
It’s no fun being stressed, and even harder for our dogs, who can’t always tell us what’s happening. Long term anxiety and stress can lead to aggression plus chronic stress is associated with high levels of cortisol in the bloodstream, which in turn can lead to metabolic issues including obesity, insulin resistance as well as heart disease and immune challenges all leading to a shorter and less quality of life for your dog.
When a dog’s gut microbiome is out of balance, the production of hormones linked to mood and stress is impacted. Feeding these chew provides some additional support for anxiety and stress. They best work when used in conjunction with DigestiveK9 so the gut health is at its strongest to cope with stress.
Our science-based StressK9® chews have the gut health unique blend, Bio-K9, as well as some additional ingredients such as Valerian, Kakadu Plum, Tilia Cordata, L theanine , and nutritional yeast that helps dogs calm and cope with stress plus vitamins and amino acids to boost the immune system.
Your dog’s gut is the powerhouse of their system, home to trillions of microbiota that directly impact behaviour, overall health, immunity and anxiety. When a dog’s gut microbiome is out of balance, the production of hormones linked to mood and stress is impacted. And with a direct link between the brain and the gut, happy, healthy and waggy-tailed dogs need solid gut health support.
The main difference is the inclusion of our Bio k9 for additional gut support because we know that stress and moods are linked to gut health.
- We use a specially formulated canine culture.
- It doesn’t contain any fillers, colours or artificial preservatives.
- It doesn’t contain any synthetic vitamins or minerals.
- No added sugar designed and endorsed by a team of experts in microbiology, natural nutrition and veterinary science.
- But best of all, your dogs will love the taste of these chews, making it super easy and convenient to add to your daily feeding routine.
This is the easy part ! They can be fed like a treat and dogs love the taste! We recommend feeding one chew per 5 kg of weight of your dog.
Signs of stress and anxiety look different in each dog. Some signs to watch out for include:
- Barking or howling excessively
- Panting and drooling ( when its not hot)
- Cowering or shivering
- Destructive behaviour
- Obsessive licking
- General restlessness
Absolutely in fact that's the best way to get optimal results. Everyday support of the gut microbiome with Digestive K9 will create a gut that is better able to cope with stress and produce helpful chemicals that interact with the brain. BUT sometimes they need extra help in times of acute stress and that's where “stress chews” could help.
Every dog is different so it's really difficult to give an exact time. Some dogs have shown an improvement in temperament within days, for others it takes a few weeks. Best results are often after 4 weeks of continual use. In fact, during the trial, many of our dog parents called us back to have more after the end of the trial as they saw the largest difference when they stopped it!