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There are many factors that can cause your dog to feel unsettled. Changes like a new family member, being in a different environment, loud noises or a busy city lifestyle can cause dogs to feel a little overwhelmed.

Join the 12 week challenge to help calm your dog’s nerves with Royal Canin Relax Care dog food. Download the challenge guide to get started.


Signs your dog is feeling uneasy

Trembling, whining & hiding behind furniture. Sudden urination or defecation. Anti-social behaviour*. Pacing & an inability to rest & relax.

Why choose Royal Canin Relax Care?

Enriched with nutrients & a naturally active protein molecule known for soothing & calming effects.

Proven results: Over 44% of dogs behaved more normally when fed Relax Care for over 6 weeks*, even when faced with changing situations.

Nutritionally complete: Contains 100% of the high-quality protein, fats, fibre, vitamins and minerals your dog needs for lifelong wellbeing.

Mix feed both highly-palatable wet and dry textures for optimum health benefits.

* Royal Canin Internal Study.

Switching your pet’s diet? It’s important to do it gradually over 7 days. Learn more.

Tips to help your dog feel more relaxed:


Provide your dog with regular exercise to stimulate their mind and help them feel calmer.


Define and follow a set routine for your dog to ensure their day is consistent, as this makes them feel more secure.


Assess your dog’s environment and remove or manage any triggers that could unsettle them.


Empower your dog to choose their social setting; allow your dog to retreat if feeling overwhelmed.


Introduce your dog to new situations slowly if necessary and provide them with positive reinforcement. Ensure they do not feel threatened in the new situation and never punish your dog for any anti-social behaviours.


Provide your pet with activities like nose-work or obedience training to keep them stimulated and occupied.

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See the change in your dog's health over 12 weeks.

T&Cs: View full ‘See the Change Challenge’ terms & conditions here.