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Which Supplement Bar is Right for Your Dog?
You love supplement bars for a quick grab-and-go snack during a hectic morning or a long hike. Now, you can find supplement bars for your dog, too.
Supplements for pets are a growing trend. The global market for pet supplements topped $637 million in 2019 thanks to dog owners who want to provide nutritious, delicious products with scientifically-backed health benefits.
What Are The Anxious Pet Supplement Bars?
Supplement bars offer a convenient option for giving your dog a nutrient boost. The bars offer many of the same active ingredients found in supplement powders or pills without the hassle or mess. The individually-packaged bars are perfect for travel and can be unwrapped and offered to your dog anytime and anywhere.
Ingredients like glucosamine, chondroitin, ginseng and chamomile help instill calm, reduce inflammation, or support joint health. Plus, the bars are as easy for dogs to eat as their favorite treats. Offer a supplement bar before a trip to the veterinarian, after a long hike, or during an overnight camping trip.
Although supplement bars are chock full of nutritious ingredients, they are not meant as a meal replacement. Veterinary oncologist Dr. Trina Hazzah calls these supplement bars for dogs, “treats with a purpose.”
The Relax and Roll supplement bars offer the same benefits as the calming soft chews. Both are formulated with or without CBD and include additional calming herbs: The supplement bars and made with a blend of ginger root, chamomile and melatonin and while the soft chews contain magnolia, L-carnitine and barberry. Both products also contain St. John’s wort.
Due to its size—the Relax and Roll supplement bar is 1.8 ounces—it also contains more CBD than each 4 gram soft chew. Supplement bars are made with 15 mg of CBD while soft chews have 5 mg of the calming cannabinoid.
Supplement bars also offer the additional formulation of Hip and Hop for hip and joint support. These bars contain glucosamine, MSM, and other anti-inflammatory ingredients to help alleviate pain and protect your dogs joints. You can add them into the rotation of wellness products you give your dog.
Our Supplement Bar Formulas: A Quick Comparison
The Anxious Pet makes all of its supplement bars from natural or organic ingredients. The products are veterinarian-formulated and made in the USA. Both the Relax & Roll and Bright Idea bars are vegan.
|Supplement Bar||Health Benefits||Active Ingredients||Inactive Ingredients|
|Relax & Roll||Promotes relaxation but won’t cause drowsiness. |
Supports healthy brain function.
Improves immune health and boosts energy.
|Ginger root, St. John’s wort, chamomile, L-tryptophan, melatonin||Brewer’s yeast, citric acid, lecithin (from sunflower), natural peanut butter and banana flavor, organic date paste, organic flaxseed, sweet potato flour|
|Relax & Roll with CBD||Eases anxiety without causing drowsiness.|
Reduces inflammation and skin irritation.
Supports restful sleep and healthy brain function.
Improves mood and helps with depression.
|Ginger root, St. John’s wort, chamomile, L-tryptophan, melatonin|
15 mg cannabidiol (CBD)
|Brewer’s yeast, citric acid, lecithin (from sunflower), natural peanut butter and banana flavor, organic date paste, organic flaxseed, sweet potato flour|
|Hip & Hop||Supports cartilage and connective tissue health.|
Reduces inflammation and joint pain and supports immune health.
Eases pain and improves restricted mobility.
|Glucosamine HCI, methylsulfonylmethane, chondroitin sulfate, cat’s claw, devil’s claw, organic turmeric, willow bark, yucca schidigera||Brewer’s yeast, citric acid, lecithin (from sunflower), natural peanut butter and banana flavor, organic date paste, organic flaxseed, sweet potato flour|
Regardless of the formulation, all supplement bars are veterinarian-formulated, made in the USA from premium ingredients that have science-backed health benefits and individually wrapped to ensure that your dog has access to healthy, delicious supplements no matter where you are.
Choosing the Best Supplement Bar for Your Dog
There is no one-size-fits-all supplement bar. Your dog’s breed, age and health conditions are all considerations when choosing the right fit.
The Hip and Hop bar is ideal for an active Labrador Retriever who gets minor aches after long hikes; the Relax and Roll Supplement Bars with CBD may be a good fit for your anxious German Shepherd before a vet visit; and an anxious senior Dachshund who is afraid of strangers and suffers with backaches might need a combination of both supplement bar formulas.
Can You Mix and Match Supplement Bars?
You can use a combination of soft chews and supplement bars—mixing and matching the formulations and levels of CBD depending on what your dog needs. Huzzah doesn’t recommend mixing CBD soft chews with supplement bars containing CBD. Instead, she suggests combining one product with CBD with a second calming, CBD-free formula.
Supplement bars contain several active ingredients and dosing is important. Dogs under 30 pounds can have up to one supplement bar per day while dogs over 30 pounds can have up to two supplement bars per day. The bars are scored, making them easy to break apart and offer in smaller portions throughout the day.
Dogs aren’t the only ones that benefit from a supplement bar—you’ll experience the goodness as well. You get to offer a convenient, delicious treat that contains a mix of healthy, natural ingredients to ease pain and provide a sense of calm to help your four-legged companions live their best lives.