Can Ashwagandha Help Your Dog's Anxiety?

Ashwagandha (or winter cherry) is an Ayurvedic herb used for thousands of years in Eastern medicine. In recent years scientists undertook intensive studies to better understand the beneficial effects on humans and dogs alike. The studies agree with the traditional uses, which is great news. Because this stuff works great!

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How can Ashwagandha help my dog?

Researchers proved daily ingestion of Ashwagandha for dogs reduces cortisol up to 28.7%. 🤯

Let that sink in for a minute. Cortisol is the primary stress hormone, responsible for transforming our bodies into the heightened fight or flight response. The same works for your dog, meaning anxiety is always linked to heightened cortisol levels.

In some cases a dog's anxiety my be due to an overproduction of cortisol. This would lead to a sense that your dog is always "wired" and can rarely "calm down". This would also likely manifest as a hair trigger for your pup's panic attacks.

Any little thing could set them over the edge.

If this is you, then daily Ashwagandha supplements for your dog could resolve their issue.

Reducing cortisol in your dog by 27% is the same as saying you're reducing their stress by 27%. What other product on the market can make such a powerful (and data driven) claim?


 Fun Fact: Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is in the Nightshade family, meaning it's related to tomatoes and eggplants.

What else can Ashwagandha do for my dog?

Glad you asked! The beauty of holistic and Eastern medicine lies in the interconnection of bodily systems. Help one area, and you help another. Ashwagandha is a great example of this. Here's a list of benefits this powerful herb offers your pet:

  • Provides iron, beneficial in treating anemia
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Soothes pain from inflammatory disorders such as arthritis
  • Soothes diarrhea
  • Provides anti-fungal and anti bacterial properties

Where can I find the best Ashwagandha for my dog?

You're in luck! Valida Pets offers one of the only dog supplements with Ashwagandha. Made right here in the USA you can rest assured we use only the highest quality ingredients with utmost purity.

View our Valida Pets Anxiety Relief Soft Chews today to shop top shelf Ashwagandha for your dog.

What else is in the chews?

While you may think Ashwagandha is the super star of our Anti Anxiety Dog Chews, the three other active ingredients pack a powerful punch as well.

In Ayurvedic medicine herbs often work together to left the health of our bodies (and our dogs' bodies) beyond what a single herb can do on its own.

We added these potent and synergistic herbs to help your dog feel better than they've ever felt in their whole life. Whether young or old, your fur baby will get amazing benefits from these additional herbs in the Valida Pets chews:

  • Holy Basil
    • Helps your dog's body adapt to stress, to help them keep a calmer mood.
  • GABA
    • Neuro-protein that (safely) inhibits stress signals in the brain.
  • L-Theanine
    • Provides essential building blocks for the brain and nervous system, to aid in your pup's healing process from prolonged stress.


If you've been looking for a natural and healthy remedy form stress for your pup, look no further. You're going to love how your dog's mood and overall health improve with Valida Pets Anxiety Relief Soft Chews !


For resources and data please view our Science & Formula page.