Lick's Calming Aid (Zen)...thoughts? - Doberman Forum : Doberman Breed Dog Forums
Doberman Health If it has to do with your dog and its health post here.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-16-2016, 08:16 AM Thread Starter
Big Pup
 
DobeSC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 40
Location: South Carolina
Dogs Name: Max

Gallery Pics: 0
Visit DobeSC's Gallery
Thanks: 6
Thanked 52 Times in 20 Posts
     
Lick's Calming Aid (Zen)...thoughts?

Morning everyone. Yesterday, I went to Petsmart to get Max a new walking harness. There was a rep in there giving away samples of Lick's pill-free calming aid called Zen. It's a holistic gel substance instead of pill and apparently they make gels for joint health, etc.

Anyways, I almost never have any interest in the products the reps are allowing us to sample. However, I have a little interest in this one, but I'm always so nervous about giving Max something new.

I should mention, I want my dog to be a dog, and I'm not really interested in giving Max "meds" to calm him down. The only reason I'm thinking about it temporarily is our living situation. We're closing on a house next week but had to be out of our old house last week. Long story short, it was either move in with the parents (yay! not) or live on the streets. Haha. But Max has been CRAZY hyper at my parent's place. They have a mini Yorkie (or as I call it, a "rat") and he acts completely different than he did at our home. I would love for him to calm down until we can be at our new place with just us.

Here's the ingredients. I'd love some input to what you all thought:

Organic Chamomile...100mg
Tryptophan...100mg
L-Theanine...50mg
Organic Eleuthero root...50mg
Organic Ashwagandha root...30mg

This is per packet of the gel. I think it's intended more for when dogs are under stress, but I figured it may calm him down a little bit while we are here. Seem safe to you?
DobeSC is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to DobeSC For This Useful Post:
Gretchen_Red (05-16-2016)
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-16-2016, 08:48 AM
Alpha
 
Gretchen_Red's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 3,645
Location: Denver
Dogs Name: Maverick and Kya
Titles: GCH, BH, Dock Diving, Agility, Rally, and of course Supreme bed destroyer
Dogs Age: 4 years and 20mo
Gallery Pics: 14
Visit Gretchen_Red's Gallery
Thanks: 7,298
Thanked 6,013 Times in 2,321 Posts
Images: 14
                     
You are under a lot of stress. Moving is very stressful as is buying a house. Max is stressed because he's in a new place with different arrangements and he also senses your stress.

I would google those ingredients to see if they are safe for dogs, if so, I'd say it's worth a shot.
Gretchen_Red is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Gretchen_Red For This Useful Post:
DobeSC (05-16-2016)
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-16-2016, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
Big Pup
 
DobeSC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 40
Location: South Carolina
Dogs Name: Max

Gallery Pics: 0
Visit DobeSC's Gallery
Thanks: 6
Thanked 52 Times in 20 Posts
     
I searched all the ingredients and they seem to be common in all the main anxiety/stress medications for dogs and appear to be safe. I've given Max a packet of Lick's so we will see how he does with it. As far as taste goes, he sure went crazy for it. He was more excited for it than his Wellness treats!
DobeSC is offline  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to DobeSC For This Useful Post:
Gretchen_Red (05-16-2016), LindaH (05-16-2016)
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-16-2016, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
Big Pup
 
DobeSC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 40
Location: South Carolina
Dogs Name: Max

Gallery Pics: 0
Visit DobeSC's Gallery
Thanks: 6
Thanked 52 Times in 20 Posts
     
UPDATE: I would NOT recommend this product based on results. I'd probably have to give Max two packets to get him to calm down, which is not something I'm comfortable with. Packet says it may take anywhere from 20 mins to an hour to kick in. Well, even after an hour, Max was chasing tennis balls outside, running around the house like it was on fire and playing with his toys inside. He has not taken a nap ever since or showed any signs of relaxation.

Perhaps Licks is just not 7 month old Doberman compatible. Haha. Maybe it's better for a smaller dog, but certainly did nothing for my stubborn teenager Dobe.
DobeSC is offline  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to DobeSC For This Useful Post:
4x4bike ped (05-16-2016), melbrod (05-16-2016)
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-26-2016, 02:25 PM
Alpha
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 557
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Dogs Name: Cleo
Dogs Age: 5
Gallery Pics: 0
Visit Rednec_13's Gallery
Thanks: 337
Thanked 638 Times in 331 Posts
                     
I do have a friend that does use this calming meds and she says they do work. She is not using it to clam a hyper dog but one with some nerve problems. Her girl will whine when they go to training. She gives her one before they leave for class. She says it helps with her clam down and get some good training in.
Rednec_13 is offline  
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Doberman Forum : Doberman Breed Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome