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Anxitane is a that treats . are prescription and over-the-counter medicines for dogs, cats, and other animals. They treat animal-only conditions and those also found in humans, and come in forms and dosages specifically for pets.
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L-theanine (found in Composure and Anxitane) is a type of amino acid with some evidence to show it is effective at reducing anxiety in dogs. Because of its safety, and the low risk of side effects, it is a popular remedy for owners who don’t want to give their dog medicines like Xanax. It is thought to increase levels of dopamine and GABA in the brain, though there is differing opinions on how the substance affects serotonin levels. These chemicals play a role in mood, and can affect how anxious a dog feels.

Composure contains an additional two ingredients to help with anxiety: C3 (Colostrum Calming Complex), and Thiamine (commonly known as vitamin B1). The L-theanine in Composure is a branded form known as “Suntheanine,” which is a very pure form of the substance. Anxitane also uses “Suntheanine.”


Anxitane® (L-Theanine) Chewable Tablets for dogs and cats promote relaxation in pets exhibiting nervousness, anxiety or responding to environmentally-induced stress. Anxitane Tablets are clinically proven to reduce clinical signs associated with fear and anxiety. Anxitane Tablets are Suntheanine®, a pure and neurologically active L-Theanine in a chewable form.
L-theanine is considered to be quite safe, and is not expected to cause unwanted effects. It is probably safe for pregnant or nursing dogs, but caution should be practiced in these cases. L-theanine may also reduce blood pressure, so it might not be safe to give with medicines that lower blood pressure, or to dogs who suffer with hypotension.

You should also be careful of other ingredients packaged into the product. In cases of overdose, though L-theanine itself seems to be unlikely to cause harm, these extra ingredients may pose a risk.

Anxitane’s insert states that it is not intended for use in dogs with severe phobias, separation anxiety, or a history of aggression.


Anxitane is sold in different formulations for different size dogs which makes for easy dosing, aside from this the chewable tablets are palatable to dogs, so it should be very easy getting your dog to ingest the medicine. See the table below for details:I was recently asked to look into the evidence concerning a potential therapy for anxiety in dogs, a supplement called Anxitane. It is always challenging to evaluate the effects of any therapy for anxiety in any species. Anxiety is a subjective and highly variable state, and how it is triggered, experienced, and manifested is unpredictable. An objective, consistent measure of anxiety is very difficult to find.“The second study compared treatment with Anxitane and a placebo in two groups of 5 laboratory beagles judged subjectively to be afraid of humans.” well, yes, whilst humans seem to be expert in creating anxiety-producing situations for themselves and others, surely most anxiety states in dogs (laboratory beagles!!!) are generated specifically by their human controllers: wouldn’t resaerch be better dedicated to marketing a product which would straighten out human thinking?