Herbsmith Calm Shen

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For the anxious dog who is hyperactive, shy, clingy, thunderphobic, has separation fear or is responding to environmentally-induced stress. Powder or tablets.

Herbsmith Calm Shen

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Herbsmith Calm Shen ® is for the dog exhibiting nervousness, hyperactivity, and discontentment responding to environmentally-induced stress. Herbsmith Calm Shen ® also helps to maintain contentment during separation, travel and changes in the pet’s daily routine. The herbs in this formula help to maintain calmness and balance behavior.



Chinese Theory:

Chinese theory considers anxious behavior to be a disharmony within the body. Herbs can be used to manage this issue. Herbsmith Calm Shen ® is a combination of Chinese herbs that calm the spirit and harmonize the heart and kidney while preserving the dog’s unique vitality.

In Chinese theory the heart not only pumps blood, but also houses the spirit and provides the ability to be settled in the world. In a healthy dog, the heart, a fire element (yang), and the kidney, a water element (yin), are balanced. Excessive emotional or physical stress and aging can diminish normal kidney function, which leads to the inability to control heart shen and subsequently allows nervousness to occur.

Anxious behavior may also occur due to an imbalance of the heart itself. Any depletion of heart yin or blood may exhibit signs such as heat or agitation. The herbs in Herbsmith Calm Shen ® are specially combined to support normal kidney function and tonify heart yin and blood, thus calming the spirit.



Direction for Use:


For Dogs:
< 30 lbs......½ tsp. twice a day 
30-80 lbs.....1 tsp. twice a day 
80-120 lbs...1 ½ tsp. twice a day 
> 120 lbs.....2 tsp. twice a day

For Cats......¼ tsp. twice a day


For Dogs: 
< 30 lbs.......1 tablet twice a day
30-80 lbs.....2 tablets twice a day 
80-120 lbs...3 tablets twice a day 
> 120 lbs......4 tablets twice a day

For Cats........½ tablet twice a day

Not to be used in pregnant pets. If animal’s condition worsens or does not improve, stop product administration and consult your veterinarian. An examination from a veterinarian is recommended prior to using this product. Not for use within 48 hours of surgery/anesthesia.




Raw Rehmannia Root (sheng di huang)
Actions: Enriches kidney yin, clears heat, and nourishes blood.

Asparagus Tuber (tian men dong)
Actions: Enriches the yin and clear heat from deficiency.

Ophiopogon Tuber (mai men dong)
Actions: Enriches the yin and clear heat from deficiency.

Angelica Tang Kuei (dang gui)
Actions: Tonifies the blood to nourish the heart without causing stasis.

Schisandra Fruit (wu wei zi)
Actions: Prevents leakage of heart Qi.

Biota Seed (bai zi ren)
Actions: Calms the spirit.

Jujube Seed (suan zao ren)
Actions: Prevents leakage of heart Qi.

Ginseng (ren shen)
Actions: Assists heart Qi.

Scrophularia (xuan shen)
Actions: Enriches the yin and clears heat from deficiency.

Salvia (dan shen)
Actions: Tonifies the blood to nourish the heart without causing stasis.

Poria (fu ling)
Actions: Assists heart Qi.

Polygala (yuan zhi)
Actions: Calms the spirit.

Platycodon (jie geng)
Actions: Conducts the actions of the other herbs upward to the heart spirit.

*Contains tree nuts.

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