Zesty Paws Core Elements Calming Soft Chews are comprised of organic ingredients like hemp oil and hemp powder, chamomile, valerian root, passionflower, and ginger root. These ingredients are meant to aid in the digestion and relaxation of your pup in a very natural way that is quickly processed by the body. The first ingredient is Thiamine, which plays a crucial role in nerve, muscle, and heart function and helps stimulate relaxation in the body. The chews also include suntheanine, a pure synthetic form of L-Theanine, which is an amino acid found primarily in green and black tea and mushrooms.
This ingredient works by decreasing “excitatory” brain chemicals that contribute to stress and anxiety while increasing brain chemicals that encourage a sense of calm.
Last but not least, L-Tryptophan is a natural amino acid found in many proteins, which is involved in the production of the hormone serotonin and has been shown to help reduce aggression and stress in canines. These Zesty chews might just have your dog feeling cool, calm, and collected in no time.
Zesty Paws was founded in Orlando, FL in 2014 and has a growing assortment of functional products that are made with the highest quality and best-tasting ingredients. Plus, Zesty Paws partners with the industry’s top ingredient brands and has a 90% recommendation score on Chewy. One satisfied pup parent says, “One of my pups, Lola, is so afraid of storms that she will sit in a corner and tremble from the thunder. If I am aware a storm is coming and can give these [calming chews] to her about 45 minutes before, she is calm and unaffected by the thunder.”
Information as of 6/30/22
Note: In August 2022, Nutramax Laboratories filed a lawsuit against Zesty Paws, alleging E. coli contamination.