When humans are exposed to new environmental stressors like a new job or the in-laws visits, we can relax with a warm bath, a cup of tea, or a soothing song. When cats and dogs are exposed to similar stressors (like a car ride or a new baby), their options for relaxation are fewer. Anxiety can run high in dogs who are unwittingly placed in different environmental situations, causing actions like incessant scratching, barking, urine marking or aggressive behavior. Composure Chews are formulated to address these habits and the anxiety that leads to their proliferation.
Composure Chews contain three active ingredients. The C3 Colostrum Calming Complex is isolated from proteins that have a calming effect on animals. These colostrum proteins are bioactive and meant to work synergistically with the L-theanine included to support cognitive functions and stress reduction.
Composure Chews contain 10.5 or 21 mg of L-theanine per chew, with respect to size. An amino acid that support calming and relaxation, L-theanine has been extensively researched for its abilities to reduce stress and behaviors associated with it. L-theanine is a derivative of glutamic acid—a neurotransmitter, and helps the body to product calming amino acids like dopamine and GABA.
In this formula, L-theanine and the Colostrum Complex work synergistically. Because the complex is bioactive, it allows the body to better potentiate a calming response. Studies on L-theanine show that dogs performed less anxiety-related behaviors, but without drowsiness or changes in personality.
Composure Chews contain 67 mg or 134 mg of thiamine (vitamin B1) per chew, with respect to chew size (mini or regular). When an animal is deficient in Thiamine, he can experience negative effects like mental confusion, muscle weakness or spasms, and nervousness. Thiamine has been shown to affect the central nervous system and to soothe and support relaxation.
Made without herbal ingredients like Kava Kava, Valerian, St. John’s Wort, etc., Composure Chew’s ingredients do not cause addiction, drowsiness or impaired motor skills.
Composure for dogs is available in a chicken liver-flavor bite-sized chew and can be used either for immediate support or on a daily basis for ongoing support. Have a feline who needs to mellow out? Check out Composure Feline!