Purina Calming Care for Dogs
Calming Care utilizes a strain of bacteria, Bifidobacterium longum (BL999), which has been shown to help dogs maintain calm behavior through an effect on the gut-brain axis. A study found that dogs receiving Calming Care showed improvement in anxious behaviors such as excessive vocalization, jumping, pacing, and spinning as well as lower salivary cortisol levels, which is a stress hormone secreted by the body. The flavored probiotic powder is easily administered by sprinkling the packet on to food daily and results can be seen in 6 weeks. Calming Care is not utilized for short term relief of acute anxieties such as fireworks, but is taken daily as part of a long term relief plan.