Just like humans, dogs can relax when they smell something soothing. When it comes to aromatherapy, chamomile essential oil and lavender essential oil are safe for dogs.
Put a few drops of chamomile or lavender essential oil on a handkerchief and wrap it around your dog’s neck. Your dog will smell the scent and soon feel relaxed.
You can also consult your vet for advice on balms and sprays that are specifically formulated for pets. Always follow the label instructions for proper use, and make sure your dog doesn’t lick the product.
10. Consult Your Vet
If your dog still experiences a lot of stress even after trying these methods, consult your vet. At times, stress can be related to some health problem.
With a proper checkup, your vet can identify any problem that may need treating. As the health problem gets under control, so will your dog’s stress level.
Also, your vet can recommend a good behavioral trainer, who can teach your pet how to cope with stressors. Prescribed stress medicines can also help.