+44(0)1189 842871 9am-5pm weekdays support@ace-canine.com

Every dog is unique – and when it comes to coping with the stresses they encounter in everyday life then some may need your help

What is Settlers for?

You may feel that your dog is not as content, stable or relaxed as he/she could be.  Settlers may help bring the highs and lows under control and reduce extremes of unwanted behaviours. 

Fireworks, thunder, travel, separation, shows and competition can all contribute to stress in your dog


Stress in dogs


Stress is a fixture in our modern lives and increasingly seems to be affecting our dogs too. Occasional stress is not necessarily a bad thing but when it affects your dog’s quality of life you may want to take action and use a dog calmer supplement.   

The science indicates there is or should be a happy balance of natural minerals in the body but that when this balance is upset then erratic behaviours may occur. Such behaviours might show in the form of persistent unprovoked barking,  shrinking nervousness, travelling problems and so on – each dog will show unique reactions to the same stimulus. Stress-less Settlers dog anxiety remedy is so unique that we are constantly being surprised by the range of its applications.  

To date Settlers dog calmer has had positive results not only in helping pet dogs suffering from a wide variety of issues such as dog separation anxiety, travel sickness, over-exuberance, fear of fireworks and noise in general, but also dogs nervous in the show ring and agility dogs which are calm at home but unable to focus at training or in the competition ring. 

A calm relaxed dog will undoubtedly be a happier dog and his/her owner will be happier too.

Where does stress begin?

Our canine partners usually do their best to please us humans, their owners, but always remember that they are not machines or tools.  Dogs are living breathing individuals and they, like us, feel differently day by day. They experience emotion and they can suffer from stress just like us. But how do you know when your dog is feeling stressed?


Stress is cumulative

It can be communicated from handler to dog, one dog to another, one human to another, dog to handler and so on, round and round. It can become an obstacle to optimum performance by either side of the partnership. If you have had a tough day, time spent with your dog may be the perfect release of tension. Sometimes though it can be easy – inadvertently – to take out your pent-up emotions and frustrations on the dog.

How do you know when your dog is feeling stressed?

Dogs communicate through body language and they give off a variety of signals to indicate their state of mind. Similarly, if they recognise that you are stressed then they are quite capable of trying to signal you to calm down. Try to observe your dog in daily life to learn the signals of stress that are specific to him and what has triggered the stress on any particular occasion. We cannot totally prevent stress. Neither is it necessarily a bad thing unless your dog’s stress level exceeds the point at which it is no longer capable of paying you attention which then, in itself, can become a source of further stress to both handler and dog.

Stress indicators to watch out

Change of posture –  dropping to the ground, Stretching, Change of pace, Abnormal tail action, Shaking and trembling, Ceaseless pacing or simply lack of movement, Shutting down -becoming ‘flat’ in posture and mentality, Vocalisation – squeaking, whining, barking, Facial expression – squinty or shifty eyes, dilated pupils, glazed expression, showing the whites of the eye, Avoidance of eye contact, Excessive panting, licking, yawning or drooling, Frowning, ears held back, corners of mouth may be held rigidly, Any attention-seeking or irrational behaviours – digging, self-mutilation, persistent scratching, sniffing, spinning, circling, hiding, destruction of environment, etc


Stress factors will cause your dogs adrenal gland to produce the two stress hormones adrenaline and cortisol. Adrenaline initiates the “fight or flight” response while cortisol triggers production of the extra energy required. When dogs are stressed their metabolic rate is increased and their mental ability is impaired. These are the causes of the unusual,and illogical behaviour that we see.

When a dog becomes stressed, anxious, nervous or excited, they burn off magnesium. This allows its partner mineral, calcium, to overload muscle and nerve cells and replicates the rise of adrenaline. This can cause erratic behaviour, sensitivity, nervousness, aggression and/or tension. When your dog magnesium reserves become low he will stay in a stressed condition rather than relaxing and forgetting about the bad experience he has just suffered.

Settlers contains magnesium aspartate-hydrochloride, a hi-tech form of magnesium used by vets and equestrian competitors as an anxiety cure for over 25 years, establishing itself as the choice of top professionals in many disciplines. It does not contain sedative substances or herbs and therefore it can reduce stresses without making your dog drowsy or changing the character of your dog.

Magnesium aspartate hydrochloride is the only active ingredient and each tablet or 1ml of liquid delivers 120mg of elemental magnesium in a form that is both highly absorbable and which also reduces the risk of tummy upset.



Feeding Settlers

The recommended amount of Settlers to feed is based on your dog’s bodyweight in kilos and is one tablet or 1ml of liquid for every 10kg (22lbs) of bodyweight. For the first three days give half the recommended daily amount to allow the dog’s system time to adjust and avoid ‘funny tummy’ troubles then increase to the whole amount advised.  If convenient split the daily ration and give morning and evening to keep magnesium levels topped up throughout the day. After this adjustment period it is safe to feed increased quantities when anticipating particularly stressful events such as moving to a new home, a stay in kennels, a new addition to the family, competition etc.

Whether you use Settlers in liquid or tablet form. The decision will be influenced perhaps by how well your dog will accept a ‘pill’ but to make your life easier each bottle of the liquid comes fitted with an adaptor and a graduated syringe.  All of this information is simply intended as a starting point and eventually you may feel that your dog needs some adjustment to achieve optimum benefit.


Don't just take our word for it....

Trustpilot, Europe's No.1 online consumer review medium

ace-canine healthcare

Animal Health Supplements For Dogs; We Believe Nature and Science Go Hand in Hand



© 2018 March Laboratories Ltd.

Latest Reviews

Trustpilot & Judge.me

Verified Reviews

Chris Wakeham 14/1/21

Great company very helpful and knowledgeable. After a long chat on the phone I placed an order just before Christmas and it arrived next day. My 2 labradors love the Flex sprinkle and are showing signs of the benefits by moving more freely. Just placed my second order.

Su Brown 1/1/21

You can't beat the best.
My little papillon has been on the Flex Jointcare for a number of years due to various life-long joint and ligament problems. Just recently it was really to prove its worth to me all over again! Buddy has been pretty poorly over a number of months and despite a CT scan nothing conclusive could be found. He was on pretty heavy drugs which I have now weaned him off and onto a natural oil. He was doing really well but then out of the blue started to show signs of distress! Realised that due to him not wanting to eat when he was poorly he had missed out on his Flex Sprinkle for nearly a month! Immediately started him back on a half dose to restart the routine he has been on for a number of years, and to which I have no doubts I owe the fact he is now approaching his 11th birthday and is still with me. Literally within 3 days my little Buddy started to perk up again, and now a week down the line and now back on his full dose of Flex Sprinkle, I have my adored bouncing Buddy back to his old self. I honestly cannot thank Ace-Canine enough for producing this miracle in a tub. I have recommended to so many friends, I have lost count.

John 19/11/20

Flex Sprinkle
I've used Ace-Canine's Flex Sprinkle for my Goldie for years; ensuring she stays as supple and mobile as possible.
From ordering to delivery, within 24 hrs!!! Excellent service.

Nathalie S 19/11/20

Instant relief for our dog
Our 11 years old Keeshond started having joint issues and has an early stage of cataract. I contacted Ace Canine through their social media, asked for more information on which medication was best for our dog. Not only were they very helpful, I also got a discount code.
Our dog is relieving through her medication although if it's not given on time, she can relapse with fatigue and limping.
I've been giving her Clarifye for her cataract 4 times a day for a month, I think it helps but can't really tell for sure, also no changes on her eyes discolouration.
She's also taking Trimega as a multivitamin, Flex Celadrin and Flex Sprinkle Joincare. Now this combo has made a huge change on her overall health. She's back to being playful, even runs, seems more happy and has good appetite.
I used to give her as well Plaque Away, that definitely worked especially with foul breath but I stopped it as I didn't want to overload her with supplements.
All in all, would highly recommend Ace Canine products, it sure works on our dog.

Rachel 15/11/20

Flex Sprinkle Jointcare
Love the stuff ! The dogs do really well on it rate it. The company staff really helpfully and delivered without delay. One of the best company’s I have dealt with

Kevin Preston 4/11/20

Flex Celadrin
I bought the Flex Celadrin capsules as one of my older dogs was suffering with his back legs. Have to say it seems to have made a great difference in his walking now. Much better to use this then the injection he was getting every 6 months. I will definitely continue to use these capsules. Thank you.

Janice Dexter 13/11/20

Clarifye Eye Drops

Katy Fenton 11/11/20

Flex Sprinkle Jointcare
Wouldn't be without it. Tried cheaper but it's just NOT the same. 100% Recommended !!

Nicola 27/10/20

Flex Sprinkle Jointcare
Literally a miracle in a pot, our 16 year old staffy has a spring in his step and is moving about a lot more easier. Fantastic results, the loading dose has literally given him a new lease of life within 48 hours. We will be putting our 8 year old on it next. Amazing product that I wish we had known about sooner.

Karen Winter 14/11/2020

Clarifye Eye Drops
Excellent product - Clarifye. Has made an amazing improvement in my jack russells cataracts already even when she is 16 years old. It has given her a quality of life back and she is much happier in herself and enjoying her walks again. She can now see much longer distances and manages well in the dark.Product arrived promptly and well packaged. Thank you Ace Canine!!