GENERAL/EVERYDAY ANXIETY

Anxiety is often helped with the smallest of doses. The drops/treats should help them "self soothe" and help them to focus and reason with themselves - to analyze the situation which in turn can help them become calmer. Start low and rise slowly, finding the optimum level for your pet. Chances are good you won't need a high level to see positive results.

Please note that if your animal has a sensitivity to MCT oil (fractionated coconut oil) or has issues with their pancreas, your animal may require different dosing instructions.  While MCT oil is considered a safe/better alternative for animals with pancreatitis, if either of these statements is true for your animal, please contact us directly for more information.

Cats
  • We recommend cats start with the 100mg or even the 300mg bottles (depending on their weight - click here for more information). When dealing with anxiety, start with 1/8 of the dropper. Give twice a day with, or without food for 3-4 days. Watch for signs of improvement.  

  • No improvement: Monitor for relief and if more is needed, raise the level by 1/8 dropper more and give twice a day, for another 3 days.  If still no change, increase by another 1/8 dropper and again monitor. Continue slowly raising until the required results are present and stop at that level.  Do not exceed the daily level of 2mg/kg daily.

  • Please note that every animal has a "sweet spot" or an amount of the oil that best suits them. To determine this, we rely on pet parents to monitor their pet and to know when the desired effect has been achieved.  

  • Improvement: After giving the same dose for 3-4 weeks you can drop the dosage down to once a day for 3-4 few days.  If all is clam, lower the dosage by removing 1/8 of the dropper. Monitor and if all is good after 3-4 days, again lower the dosage by removing 1/8 of the dropper.  If you removed 1/8 too much, go back to the last level when they were calm and keep them at this level.  

  • The dosage will differ with each cat. Some cats need the drops once a day, some every 2-3 days, and some are good with once a week. It's okay to play with the level as no one knows your fur baby as you do and you'll know how often you'll need to give it to them.

 

Dogs - Drops
  • When it comes to dosing, we always recommend that dogs begin with roughly 0.1mg/kg, twice a day, and slowly work their way up until their anxiousness/stress has improved. 

  • Start low and go slow.  For anxiety start with 1/8 of the dropper of their recommended starting dosage and give twice a day for 3-4 days. You can give with or without food.

  • No improvement: Monitor for relief and if more is needed, raise the level by adding 1/8 dropper more to both doses and give for another 3-4 days.  If still no change, increase by another 1/8 dropper and again monitor. Continue slowly raising until the required results are present and stop at that level. Do not exceed the daily level of 1mg/kg.

  • Please note that every animal has a "sweet spot" or an amount of the oil that best suits them. To determine this, we rely on pet parents to monitor their pet and to know when the desired effect has been achieved.  No one knows your fur baby like you do, after all. 

  • Improvement: After giving the same dose for 3-4 weeks you can drop the dosage down to once a day for 3-4 few days.  If all is clam, lower the dosage by removing 1/8 of the dropper. Monitor and if all is good after 3-4 days, again lower the dosage by removing 1/8 of the dropper.  If you removed 1/8 too much, go back to the last level when they were calm and keep them at this level.  

  • If you are unsure which bottle is best suited for your dog, please click here to find out which bottle we recommend.

Other
  • Please contact us here for more information about dosing your animal.