Skip the stress of a vet visit — treat your dog’s anxiety from home

Starting from $11/month.

  • Unlimited vet visits and follow-ups
  • Prescriptions delivered free to you
  • 100% licensed veterinarians

Signs your dog may need anxiety treatment

Even though dogs can’t talk, their behaviors tell us when there’s an issue

Trembling or Shivering

We’ve all seen those videos of dogs shaking at the sound of thunder or fireworks. If your pet has a habit of trembling or shivering, in whatever their particular high stress scenario may be, it could be a sign of anxiety. At Dutch, we treat anxiety like the medical problem that it is. We take a holistic approach, combining medication with vet-designed behavior modification.

Fear of new places/people

If your pup isn’t a fan of going to new places or meeting strangers, fear or anxiety could be the underlying cause of their timid behavior. Our Dutch-affiliated vets will review their list of triggers and fears to develop a plan that will get to the root of your pet’s problems and create lasting change.

Fear of being alone

Sure, it’s cute when your pet wants to be by your side all day long, but do you know how to recognize signs of their clinginess veering into separation anxiety territory? Our panel of experts do. There are only 80 vet behaviorists in the entire country and at Dutch, we work with two of them to develop medication protocols to calm your pet’s anxious brain.

Barking and/or Yelling

Excessive barking and/or yelling is a cry for help and a major sign of dog anxiety, and shouldn’t be ignored. At Dutch, we know that medication alone isn’t the answer. Once medications help calm the anxious brain, our pets are more receptive to training. We’ll give you the tools to implement easy-to-learn training exercises, plus environmental enrichment techniques, to create lasting change in your pup’s day-to-day life.

Destructive behavior

Can’t leave the house because your pup will tear up anything in their path? Destructive behavior is a common sign of a distressed, anxious pet. Our online consultation will help us understand your pet’s triggers and symptoms so we can begin to develop their customized anxiety treatment plan. Still have questions? Our experts will get back to you with answers within 24 hours, every time.

See if we can help with your dog’s anxiety

Answer a few simple questions and we’ll let you know
if our vets can help your pup feel better.

How it works

  • 1. Choose your subscription plan

    Choose an annual or monthly membership plan with Dutch to get started.

  • 2. Online vet visit

    Pick a time and get care from a licensed vet from home.

  • 3. Prescriptions shipped free to you

    We’ll create a treatment plan to help your pet and deliver it direct to you.

  • 4. Ongoing care & follow-ups

    We’ll keep track of how your treatment plan is going & you can follow up as much as needed.

Customized care for your pet’s symptoms

  • Vito’s anxiety plan

    Symptoms

    When alone, paces, pants, howls, destroys furniture

    Your Plan

    Anti-anxiety meds, behavior & environmental modification plan

  • Lola’s anxiety plan

    Symptoms

    Pants, trembles, & defecates on car rides, veterinary visits, and in new situations

    Your Plan

    Anti-anxiety medication, calming probiotic

  • Pepper’s anxiety plan

    Symptoms

    High alert, constantly scanning the environment, noise sensitive, trembles

    Your Plan

    Behavior modification plan, calming probiotic

Featured in

Custom anxiety treatment, delivered to you.

Dutch is the only service that connects dog parents with licensed veterinarians to deliver specialized anxiety treatments right to your door. Our Dutch-affiliated vets will review their list of triggers and fears to develop a plan that will get to the root of your dog’s problems and create lasting change.

With Dutch, you’ll receive a customized treatment plan that combines medication, vet-designed behavior modification, and all ongoing care — starting at just $11/month.

Frequently asked questions

What is a visit with Dutch like?

When booking a video call with a vet, you'll be asked a few questions about your pet’s health issue. Depending on the issue, you may also be asked to fill out a longer questionnaire about their symptoms and share photographs of them so our veterinarians can better understand what’s going on. You’ll then pick an appointment time that works best for you.

During your video call, one of our licensed veterinarians will talk to you about the symptoms your pet is experiencing, ask you questions, review your pet’s medical history if you’ve provided it, and answer any questions you have. The vet will ask to see your pet and their environment. And they may ask you to perform some simple checks on them if needed.

After your video call, the vet will send you a message with a custom treatment plan to help your pet feel better, including a link to buy any recommended prescription or over-the-counter medications. Place your order and we’ll ship it free.

Who is Dutch for?

Dutch is for dog and cat owners wanting a more cost effective and timely way to handle common pet issues. We eliminate the unnecessary vet visit as well as the stress related to getting your pet to the vet. The Dutch experience is designed to connect you with a vet via video call for general advice and recommended OTC product offerings. In certain states, vets may prescribe medication and therapeutics and our partner pharmacy will ship it right to your door.

What’s included in a Dutch membership?

All Dutch members have unlimited access to U.S.-licensed veterinarians over video chat and messaging for up to 5 pets. In many states, our vets can also prescribe medication for pets. Our vets will create a specialized treatment plan for your pet that can include prescription and/or over-the-counter medications, as well as behavioral modification, diet, and/or enrichment advice. A Dutch membership also includes free standard shipping and free, unlimited follow-ups with our vets through messaging and video calls. In addition, our Annual + Insurance plan includes $10,000 of emergency insurance. The cost of medication is not included in membership.

What are the symptoms of anxiety in dogs?

Signs of dog anxiety can include increased vigilance, drooling, depression, destructive behavior, restlessness, compulsiveness, changes in sleep, and more.1 Keep in mind, not all of these symptoms need to be present for a diagnosis of canine anxiety. If you’ve noticed any of these clinical signs, it may be time to schedule an appointment with your vet.

Why do dogs get anxious?

Dogs may experience temporary or chronic anxiety for a number of reasons. Some of the most common triggers for canine anxiety include: 

  • Separation from an owner 
  • Age-related conditions such as Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome (CDS)
  • Past trauma
  • Medical issues (ie. hypothyroidism, hearing loss, and hormone changes)
  • Lack of socialization as a puppy

Do some breeds have more anxiety than others?

Yes. Though any dog can experience chronic or short-term anxiety, some breeds tend to be more anxious than others, including:2-4 

  • Lagotto Romagnolos
  • Wheaten terriers 
  • Spanish Water dogs
  • Shetland sheepdogs
  • Miniature schnauzers
  • Mixed-breed dogs