Treating Anxiety

Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, that can be mild or severe. Anxiety can worsen symptoms of abdominal cramps and pain, and can lead to eventual nausea and vomiting.

Anxiety Contributing to Gastrointestinal Disturbances
  • Inappropriate Elimination
  • Vertical scratching
  • Aggression
  • Fast improvement of faecal score and smell
  • Over-grooming
  • Self-mutation
  • Hiding or withdrawn behaviour
  • Clingy or needy behaviour
  • Changes in appetite
  • A state of hyper vigilance
  • Trembling and shaking
  • Barking excessively
  • Hiding
  • Overall restlessness
  • Abnormal licking behaviour
  • Trying to escape
  • Urinating/defecating in the house
  • Excessive panting
  • Overall restlessness
  • Destruction

Linking Anxiety to GI Disturbances:

  • Anxious while thundering
  • New environments
  • Nervous when travelling
  • Nervous when separated from owner
  • Unwanted/destructive behaviour
  • Easily distracted
  • Constantly nervous
  • Grooming
  • Fireworks
  • Vet visits
  • Loud noises


  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Unexpected diarrhoea

Diosmectite – drivers for inclusion in formulation


1 nm thick layers of alumina silicate sheets.

Powerful cation exchange potential. 

High adsorption of toxins, viruses, bacteria and water.

Capacity to swell to 4nm.


Integrates into the mucus layer.

Has a direct effect on the physical properties of the mucus. 

Has been proven to repair mucosal integrity.


Diosmectite modulates the inflammatory response in the mucosa by Interfering with the chemical messaging system of the enterocyte.

L – Glutamine

  • GABA is a chemical neurotransmitter in the brain that has a calming effect
  • It reduces anxiety and therefore anxiety induced gastrointestinal disturbances
  • L- Glutamine is a precursor to GABA

Non-Pharmacological Tips to Treat Anxiety:



Calming coats

Alternate therapies


Physical Contact with Owner

When Does Anxiety Induced Gastrointestinal Disturbance Occur

  • Of course anxiety-GI problems are year-round. However, certain holidays can lead to increased noise pollution.
  • Beware of new years eve, Halloween and other times of the year when large gatherings occur.

From my 20 plus years of experience, a substantial number of dog diarrhoea cases are closely related to stress and anxiety in dogs. A vet will be able to distinguish between diarrhoea due to infection and diarrhoea due to stress upon examining the animal and the animal’s history. All pet owners with a dog who suffers from anxiety induced gastrointestinal disturbances should practise relaxation techniques or try calming supplements on their dogs”. – Jayanta Bor Gohain

Directions for Use:

The paste can be added to the animal’s food or administered directly using the syringe.

Storage Instructions

Store in a cool, dry place. For animal use only. Keep out of reach of children.

Directions for Use For Anxiety Cases

  • Pet owners should plan ahead in the situation where an anxious event can be anticipated e.g. a visit to the vet
  • Diosmectite is thought to stop diarrhoea within 12 hours
  • Pet owners can administer Probiotic Digestive before the onset of gastrointestinal disturbances due to anxiety
  • Example: Administering a does of paste the night before a vet visit