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Green tea for cats? — 4 Comments

  1. I looked up the ingredient list for Anxitane S, and they weren’t easy to find, even on the website for this product. I had to go elsewhere to get them. Also, please note that there are certain behaviors this SHOULDN’T be used for (one is separation anxiety, and others) Read the label and insert ONLINE before you buy this from your vet:

    Only available through a licensed veterinarian.

    Active Ingredient (per tablet)

    L-Theanine (Suntheanine®)

    50 mg
    Inactive Ingredients

    Colloidal silica, magnesium stearate, mannitol, micocrystalline cellulose, polyvinyl,polypyrrolidone, poultry flavor.

    You may want to research these ingredients. I think Mannitol is a sweetener that gives me the runs. Polyvinyl? Polypyrrolidone?

    PLEASE, PLEASE do your research before you submit to vet recommendations. Try natural ways first. They claim this product is “natural”. Anything with “poly”
    in the name doesn’t seem natural to me!

  2. In researching green tea as a calmer for cats, I also found this product. But notice that many ingredients aren’t advisable:

    Product Label:
    Felix Calm with Suntheanine

    Active Ingredients Per 1 Chew: Thiamine (Vitamin B-1), 31.25 mg; L-Theanine (Suntheanine® brand),10.56 mg; Colostrum Calming Complex, 5.28 mg.

    Inactive ingredients: Brewer’s yeast, calcium sulfate, canola oil, chicken liver flavor, citric acid, glycerin, maltodextrin, mixed tocopherols, propionic acid, rosemary extract, silicon dioxide, sodium alginate, soy lecithin, vegetable oil.

    CAUTION: Safe use in pregnant animals or animals intended for breeding has not been proven. If animal’s condition worsens or does not improve, stop product administration and consult your veterinarian.

    Wash hands after handling. Store in a cool, dry place.

    For use in cats only.

    Directions for use: Up to 15 lbs: Give one chew per day. During times of increased stress: It is safe to double or triple the above amount, as needed.

    WARNING: For animal use only. Keep out of reach of children and animals. Your pet may consider this a treat. In case of accidental overdose, contact a health professional immediately.

    Felix Calm does not contain ingredients such as Kava Kava, Valerian, St. John’s Wort or L-tryptophan. The ingredients are non-addictive and do not cause impaired motor skills.

    Suntheanine® L-Theanine is Patented and Licensed by Taiyo International, Inc.

    Terms and Ingredient Definitions
    Felix Calm with Suntheanine
    Swanson $3.99

  3. Also, be aware that if green tea is listed as a therapeutic ingredient in pet food, it needs to be high on the list, or it’s considered “gimmicky”, according to the “ingredient analysis” by Dr. Lisa Newman at PetFoodRatings.

  4. I’d try Bach Flower Remedies or Homeopathics before using anything else.

    We need to be aware that some reviewers may be paid or otherwise compensated. Not to say this is the case here, but I’ve become distrustful unless there are many positive reviews, and some negative ones. I’ve noticed that many manufacturers only print positive ones.

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