KSM-66 Ashwagandha

Why KSM-66 ASHWAGANDHA may be the solution to BETTER HEALTH for your dog and cat

If you’ve visited the supplement section of a health food store or pharmacy recently, you’ve most likely come across Ashwagandha. This adaptogenic herb, which Ayurvedic doctors in India have used for more than 4,000 years, is seeing huge growth in North America. This is due in part to the numerous scientific studies that back up Ashwaganda’s efficacy and safety. Fortunately, this herb is also animal-friendly, so our dogs and cats can enjoy the health benefits too!


Ashwagandha is a potent adaptogenic herb, derived from the roots of the Withania somnifera plant. It is celebrated for its stress-busting prowess and holistic health benefits.

In particular, Ashwagandha is renowned for its ability to adapt its therapeutic actions to the body’s unique needs, a property that has resulted in its association with a wide range of health benefits, including anxiety management, immune system support, anti-inflammatory effects, and potential contributions to joint health.

These benefits make Ashwagandha a natural health-boosting powerhouse — and a versatile supplement for overall animal (and animal parent!) well-being.

KAM-66 Ashwagandha an adaptogenic herb


It takes careful growing and harvesting techniques, and scientifically-advanced production facilities to produce the world’s best Ashwagandha. High quality animal supplement manufacturers from around the globe choose KSM-66 Ashwagandha because it is clinically proven to:

  • Reduce stress and disease states
  • Increase calmness
  • Improve cognition
  • Enhance immune function
  • Boost joint health.

This adaptogenic herb, which boasts potent antioxidant properties, also blends well with various types of animal supplements, including capsules, soft chews, powders, tinctures, treats, tablets, and pellets, making it easy to both dose and digest.

KSM-66 Ashwagandha growing, harvesting and production
12 reasons your dog or cat may benefit from KSM-66 Ashwagandha
Stress reduction and anxiety relief
Known for its potential to help promote a sense of calm and balance, Ashwagandha offers support by influencing neurotransmitters, thereby helping alleviate anxious behaviors.
Improved cognitive function
Some studies suggest Ashwagandha may have neuroprotective effects, possibly supporting cognitive function in aging animals.
Blood sugar balance
Ashwagandha’s potential to regulate blood sugar levels could be beneficial for dogs and cats with diabetes, or those at risk.
Anti-aging effects
The antioxidant content of Ashwagandha may contribute to anti-aging effects by reducing cellular damage.
Better joint health
Ashwagandha’s anti-inflammatory effects could benefit dogs and cats with inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and joint issues.
Energy boost
Ashwagandha is believed to boost vitality and energy levels, making it beneficial for lethargic or aging animals, as well as working and agility dogs.
Cardiovascular health
Ashwagandha is thought to promote heart health through its cardio-protective effects.
Digestive support
Ashwagandha may have mild digestive benefits, potentially aiding in the treatment of certain gastrointestinal issues in dogs and cats.
Immune system support
Ashwagandha may have immunomodulatory effects, with the potential to bolster your dog or cat’s immune system.
Thyroid regulation
This antioxidant packed herb may have a positive impact on thyroid function, which is crucial for metabolic health in animals.
Anti-cancer properties
Some studies suggest Ashwagandha may have anti-cancer properties, although more research is required to establish its efficacy in animals.
Overall well-being
With its antioxidant content, ashwagandha contributes to overall well-being by combating oxidative stress and supporting your animal companion’s health at a cellular level.


KSM-66 Ashwagandha for Stress and Anxiety in Canines

Efficacy and safety of standardized Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) root extract on reducing stress and anxiety in domestic dogs: A randomized controlled trial Kaur J, Seshadri, S, Golla, K & Sampara, P (2022). Journal of Veterinary Behavior, 51, 8-15.

Results: In this 4-week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, the administration of an Ashwagandha root extract (KSM-66 Ashwagandha®) at a dose of 15mg/kg body weight was associated with significant changes in the UCCr in dogs experiencing stress responses and anxiety when compared to the placebo. In comparison with the placebo, Ashwagandha intake was associated with a statistically significant reduction in urine cortisol to creatine ratio (P = 0.0005). Results from CBARQ revealed that Ashwagandha intake was associated with a statistically significant reduction in the fear and anxiety domain (P = 0.03), compared to placebo. There was also a statistically significant reduction in the CBPI pain severity (P < 0.0001) and pain interference (P < 0.0001) domains, compared to the placebo group.

Conclusion: Ashwagandha supplementation was well tolerated with no reported adverse events. The findings of this exploratory study suggest that Ashwagandha root extract may aid in attenuating signs of stress and anxiety in dogs.

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