First, Brave Paws teamed up with a female-led farming Co-Op in on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica involving twenty-three families. Together, they maintain a plantation which allows the company to sustainably source Souroubea plant material without depleting its occurrence in the rainforest.
Everyone is familiar with how anxiety feels. From studying for a math test in school to those pre-game jitters before a competition, or the nerves...
Anxiety in dogs can present itself in different forms and may cause several health problems. This is why Souroubea-Platanus based solutions have emerged as scientifically proven dog anti-anxiety medications to reduce the stressor and damages of anxiety in this species.
In the study, 16 dogs were given either a placebo or the formulation at five times the intended dose for 28 days. The dogs were monitored for adverse effects.
The results of the study concluded that there were no clinically significant adverse effects noted though clinical observation, physical examination, bloodwork, and urinalysis evaluation.
Even today, at 84 years old, Dr. Tony Durst is still carrying out research at the University of Ottawa partly in the field of natural products from Costa Rica. His wife, Mary, who retired from a career in education supports him, including his work in Costa Rica.
Dogs with firework anxiety usually hide, but that doesn’t mean they want to be alone. Your dog will appreciate being in the same room as you, and it can give them a greater sense of safety.
Fear-related anxiety, as the name suggests, is triggered by events that scare the animal. It is most often felt by dogs when they hear loud noises or are exposed to a new environment. For example, a noisy grooming facility or a trip to the vet.
Quite amazingly, the Souroubea plant was proven to also reduce stress-induced cortisol in dogs. An experiment to show the effectiveness of the Souroubea spp. revealed that the plant extract had the capacity to create greater inactivity and also facilitate a state of less anxiety in dogs when exposed to anxiety-infusing situations.