- 6 years ago
- Wedding: November 2013
So I came across Anxitane which contains L-Theanine to treat anxiety in dogs. I have found many articles with people with dogs who have anxiety work wonders and the occasional person who it didn’t make a difference. They say to just use the human version L-Theanine because it’s the same thing as the dog version Anxitane but 1/3 the price.
Not nessecary to read unless you want my background:
A little back ground on my pooch. Luna was from death row she was set to be uthanized that day due to anxiety with people and dogs. She was abandon at 4 wks old tied to a tree with fishing line next to an open bag of food which even if she could reach she wouldn’t have been able to digest. A nice lady found her however she was living in a double wide with her four kids and dog so she brought her to the Humane Society where I volunteer. Unfortunately my friend thought it would be a great idea if she adopted her which would have been fine but she couldn’t even care for her cat who wasn’t spayed (at 2 yrs), had a flea infestation and a hernia (since she was born) but that is a different story. Needless to say Luna spent 12 hours a day in a crate while my friend was home and then when she was let out she would instantly pee and poo which made that friend very upset, just incase your curious we are no longer friends. So I would recieve numerous phone calls of her complaining finally I had enough and took Luna and all her human caused problems. She had seperation anxiety which we fixed with proper training and a crate (used correctly) however we have stuggled with anxiety around everything from people, to leaves in the wind and dogs we have done several different training and we got it to a point where its managable but she still has anxiety that she voices with her high pitch whining on our walks. She is reactive some times although we have learned how to properly handle the situation. I would love to be able to relax and enjoy our walks with out having to be on gaurd of the things around me.
Does anyone have any experience with L-theanine and reactive dogs?