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Talkin' Pets News
July 23, 2022
Host - Jon Patch
Co-Host - Dr. Linda Register - East West Animal Hospital - Lutz, FL
Producer - Lexi Lapp Adams
Network Producer - Sonar Greene
Social Media - Bob Page
Special Guests - Hour 1 at 530pm ET - Paige Allen, MS, RVT, Asst. Director for Academic Advising, Purdue University and Immediate Past President of the North American Veterinary Community to discuss the roles of Veterinary Nurses/Technicians
Hour 2 at 630pm ET - Dr, Shannon Gregoire, graduate of Western University College of Veterinary Medicine to discuss Brave Paws Anxiety and Stress Support Chewables for Dogs
Brave Paws offers brand new solution for stressed-out dogs suffering during fireworks and thunderstorms.
Brave Paws Anxiety and Stress Support Chewables for Dogs:plant-based chewable offers calming support for everyday stress and anxiety in dogs, including noise phobia.
(Greensboro, NC): The team at Brave Paws™ knows that dogs are an important part of the family. Like any other member of the family, our furry friends experience nervousness and anxiety, especially during fireworks, thunderstorms and travel. Since no one likes to see their pets in distress, this can be a stressful time for everyone.
Brave Paws Anxiety and Stress Support Chewables for Dogs is a clinically studied and patented botanical that may help ease stress and anxiety in dogs. The plant-based chewables are made from a sustainably sourced blend containing naturally occurring compounds, including betulinic acid, which have been found to promote a sense of calm and relaxation in dogs.
Many things can cause anxiety in dogs, such as noise phobia, separation from their owner, travel or even the aging process. Noise phobia is one of the most common types of anxiety in dogs, affecting roughly 45% of canines. Loud random noises, such as thunderstorms and fireworks, can trigger dogs with noise phobia. For dog owners, summer fireworks celebrations and thunderstorms come with more than just fun and games. Dogs with a fear of loud noises such as thunder can cause danger of harming themselves trying to escape the noise.
“Dogs suffer from anxiety just as much as we do, if not more. Our chewables offer a sustainably sourced, plant-based solution that may help ease anxiety from noise phobia, separation from their owner, and everyday stress,” says Mark Hill, CEO of AABEX Animal Health, the owner of the Brave Paws brand. “We’re dog lovers too, and we just want our pups to be comfortable when faced with stressful events,” says Hill.
“The active ingredients in Brave Paws Anxiety and Stress Support Chewables for Dogs, Souroubea Spp. and Platanus Spp., are supported by both clinical and safety studies,” says Dr. Shannon Gregoire, veterinarian, media personality, and editor of Pet Candy Magazine. “The research is promising. These chewables may help calm dogs through stressful events like fireworks shows and thunderstorms,” says Gregoire.
Although both humans and dogs experience anxiety, dogs show it in different ways. These include panting, drooling, pacing, excessive barking, restlessness, and sometimes even aggressive or destructive behavior. Dogs can become anxious during thunderstorms, vet visits, road trips, loud noises, when the dog is separated from their owner, and—of course—during fireworks. While owners are always encouraged to take basic steps to ease their dog’s anxiety—such as giving them love and comfort and using training to help desensitize them to stressful stimuli—some dogs need additional support. That’s where Brave Paws Anxiety and Stress Support Chewables for Dogs comes in. For best results, the appropriate dose should be given to the dog 60 minutes before a stressful event, such as a storm or fireworks show. This product can be used daily, up to three times per day.
Brave Paws Anxiety and Stress Support Chewables are formulated with a clinically-studied and patented blend. The active ingredients that make up the patented formula include:
- Souroubea spp.—Souroubea, a genus of flowering plants native to Costa Rica and other tropical areas, has traditionally been used in Central American cultures for its calming properties to treat nervousness and anxious behavior.
- Platanus spp. bark—Platanus, also known as the North American Sycamore Tree, was traditionally used by Native Americans and early settlers for its purifying properties, to relieve internal pain, and for conditions such as colds and coughs.
- Betulinic acid––a pentacyclic triterpenoid with anxiolytic properties
- Alpha- and beta-amyrin—triterpines with anxiolytic, antidepressant, and anti-inflammatory properties.
The team at Brave Paws says that these chewables are veterinarian recommended, fast-acting, and non-drowsy. “Our product is not a sedative. Pet parents don’t want to tranquilize their dogs; they just want them to be calm during stressful events,” says Hill.
Brave Paws is also environmentally conscious and responsible with its sourcing. The Anxiety and Stress Support Chewables for Dogs are made with plant-based ingredients that are sustainably sourced from the United States, Canada, and Costa Rica. Brave Paws partners with Coopecuna, a woman-led co-op in rural Costa Rica that practices regenerative farming to improve soil composition, ecological biodiversity, and the local community.
Brave Paws Anxiety and Stress Support Chewables are available in bottles of 30 chewables for $29.99, and 3-packs with 90 chewables for $76.50 (a 15% discount off the list price). To order online, find more information on the brand and its story, or check out the science and behavior tips on their blog, visit www.mybravepaws.com, or on their Facebook or Instagram pages @mybravepaws.
About Brave Paws:
Brave Paws™ offers clinically studied nutraceuticals for pets which are sustainably sourced, plant-based, and responsibly made. We are passionate about caring for pets, people, and the planet, and we continually strive towards greater use of renewable energy, regenerative agriculture, and sustainable solutions, as well as reducing our carbon footprint. Learn more at www.mybravepaws.com.
Dr. Shannon Gregoire
Dr. Shannon Gregoire is a lifelong animal lover, who grew up on a working farm in rural Massachusetts, complete with horses, farm-fresh eggs, and an apiary. She is a graduate of Western University College of Veterinary Medicine and is an Associate Veterinarian with Woodstock Veterinary Clinic in Woodstock, Connecticut. Not only does she provide hands-on care to animals in need, Dr. Shannon is also the Editor of Pet Candy Magazine, a modern pet lover lifestyle brand and an indispensable resource for the best, unbiased experiences, product recommendations, and expert advice.