Happy Hound<sup>TM</sup> <span style="color: #9490d2;">stressfree</span> Jar


Modern living can be stressful for dogs and make it difficult for them to experience their natural wellbeing. Happy Hound™ stressfree helps make it easy.


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  • 1 x Happy Jar of herbal capsules to encourage relaxation.
  • Containing Valerian, Chamomile and Passionflower, three herbs well-recognised for their relaxing effects on the nervous system.
  • Useful to help ease stress and anxiety, promote relaxation and recovery.
  • Made ethically & sustainably from natural & recyclable materials.
  • Designed by a veterinarian, an animal behavioural scientist and Mother Nature.
  • Created in the Mother City – Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Intended as part of an integrative approach to canine wellbeing.

… for happy dogs and a happy planet too.

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SM – 100 capsules, dogs < 30kg
LG – 80 capsules, dogs>30kg

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Stressful experiences or circumstances

  • car or plane travel
  • vet visit
  • kennel stays
  • loud noises (e.g. fireworks and thunderstorms)
  • cage rest
  • long-term illness
  • lack of companionship
  • moving house
  • new family members
  • home renovations
  • unfriendly relationships
  • hospitalisation
  • dog shows
  • lack of exercise and play
  • being home alone

Stress-related behaviours or illness

  • anxiety, nervousness, timidity
  • separation anxiety
  • tension, irritability
  • anxiety-based aggression, restlessness, hyperactivity
  • inappropriate elimination (e.g. anxiety urination and marking)
  • compulsive behaviours (stereotypies) – e.g. tail chasing
  • stress-related digestive complaints – e.g. poor appetite, diarrhoea, gas
  • stress-related skin complaints – e.g. allergies, lick granulomas

Words of Wisdom: Dogs are individuals and can get stressed for different reasons and manifest their stress in unique ways. If you are concerned about your dog’s wellbeing, or are unsure as to the cause of certain symptoms or behaviours, then consult your family vet and a qualified animal behaviourist.

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Dogs are happy by nature. However, just like us, they can get stressed.

The good news is dogs are perfectly designed to deal with short-term stress. So, when your dog finds himself having to escape from the neighbour’s dog – he is perfectly adapted. However, in the modern world, a dog’s stress response can find itself ‘turned on’ frequently, or for long periods. Recurrent or ongoing stress affects the balanced functioning of the mind and body, and can manifest in anxiety, tension and a range of stress-related behaviours and disease.

Happy Hound™ stressfree helps dogs to relax, mind and body, by supporting the action of GABA. GABA is an important chemical messenger (neurotransmitter) in the brain and is responsible for relaxing the nervous system. This calming quality means Happy Hound™ stressfree can play a useful role in helping to ease anxiety, promote relaxation, and relieve a variety of stress-related disorders commonly seen in dogs.

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Helping to support a dog’s natural ability to be relaxed and happy is a rewarding process. Use Happy Hound™ stressfree as an aid in that process.

Dosage Guidelines (or as directed by your family veterinarian)

Happy Hound™ stressfree SM

  • Small (under 10 kg)     – 1 capsule once or twice a day
  • Medium (11-30 kg)      – 2 capsules once or twice daily
  • Large (over 30 kg)       – 3 capsules once or twice daily

Happy Hound™ stressfree LG

  • Large (30-50 kg)        – 1 capsule once or twice daily
  • Giant (over 50 kg)      – 2 capsules once or twice daily

Ways to give capsules

  • hide in tasty food or a wholesome treat.
  • open capsule and mix contents into tasty food.

General strategies

  • Short-term support – for a single event, give 30 minutes before the event.
  • Long-term support – for recurrent, or ongoing stress, give twice daily with food, preferably after exercise and before rest.

Words of Wisdom: For best results, combine with other wellbeing strategies that help dogs meet their needs, feel calm and relaxed, and experience their natural wellbeing. Dogs that are stressed always have a good reason.  The help of an animal behaviourist, and your family veterinary team, will be very helpful in identifying potential stressors and suggesting changes and additional support.

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Happy Hound™ stressfree contains Valerian, Chamomile and Passionflower, generally considered safe herbs for dogs. However, if your dog is pregnant, lactating, on medication or undergoing surgery, consult your veterinarian before using Happy Hound™ stressfree.
Valerian, Chamomile and Passionflower may interact with drugs with similar mechanisms of action, and caution is advised when using Happy Hound™ stressfree with these drugs (i.e. sedatives, anaesthetics).


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Product Brochure – Happy Hound™ stressfree (PDF)

Herb Profile: Valerian root (Valeriana officinalis) (PDF)
Herb Profile: Chamomile flower (Matricaria recutita) (PDF)
Herb Profile: Passionflower leaf (Passiflora incarnata) (PDF)

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“I’m very impressed with the Happy Hound. I’ve got one of my dogs on it and it’s really taking the edge off her anxiety, which is making it much easier for me to work with her.  I’ve tried many different products with her, and so far this is working the best, so thanks!”
~ Katherine Brown, Animal Behaviourist ~

” I would just like to let you know the results of the Happy Hound stressfree. Jane, a female Greyhound, completely paranoid and so nervous that she hid away all the time and we were unable to touch her. Cammy, a female GSD, full on nonsense, attacks at will. Ludwig, a Bloodhound, dominant male and fights in high energy situations. The 2 hounds are rescues, the GSD has been that way from tiny. I placed them on Happy Hound stressfree and we now have 3 Happy Hounds. Jane is running all over the place, playing, eating and having a ball. Cammy has not bitten for ages and Ludwig is running in my pack of 16 large dogs without a problem. Our handlers are all now requesting this miracle for their dogs, Being that it is all natural, Manderston Canine Academy is recommending this product to all our nervous dogs. Thanks again.”
~ Charlene Kruger, Manderston Canine Academy ~

“I will admit that I was a bit nervous at first to use it as natural products don’t always work so I decided to try it on my dog first, and I cannot believe the quick results I saw. I have used other products in the past and although I cannot guarantee that I actually experienced a positive result from them, they did seem to work slightly, but Happy Hound stressfree began to show results within roughly 4 days of using and I am only using half the recommended dose. Buckles is a cross breed dog that I adopted from the SPCA many years ago and has a multitude of behaviour problems (probably all my own doing) but the most concerning one is his separation anxiety problems. He has jumped out of windows in attempts to get to me before. Once on the Happy Hound he started to leave my side, sort of build up some self-assurance, he would go fetch a toy and lay on his OWN bed, not the other dogs bed, and occupy himself instead of clawing at my arms till he can sleep just about on my lap. He now goes outside at night on his own, barely stomps his feet for attention and actually sleeps on his own bed, not my entire bed. He is less “whiny” and I can now walk around the house and he doesn’t follow me everywhere. He is getting less aggressive towards the other dog I have (the very placid and calm Newfoundland) and I would go as far as to say he mounts the Newf less. He also has stopped nipping at the Newfie. He still has food aggression problems but with the aid of Happy Hound I can use the behaviour techniques with much less difficulty. Thanks a lot.”
~Samantha, Animal Behaviourist ~

Additional information

Weight 200 g

SM – dogs under 30 kg, LG – dogs over 30 kg


  1. kimberlykatewain

    We have a 5 year old border collie, who struggles with general anxiety and is especially afraid of loud noises. We have tried everything from dog classes to desensitize to noise CDs to every calming product on the market. Finally, Happy Hound was recommended to us by a behaviourist. It has made an incredible difference to our dog’s life! Just taking that anxious edge of life, she is so much happier, and growing in confidence! Thank you Happy Hound!

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