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A Few Calming Products We Have Tried

31st October 2017 by

Zylkene Capsules
Zylkene is a product that can help support dogs and cats in situations where they find they need to adapt their behaviour to cope. These include kennel and cattery stays, house moves, arrival of a new pet or baby, sudden noises e.g. fireworks, travel, vet or groomer visits and Christmas festivities.
There are many ways our pets can respond to new and unpredictable situations and not all animals respond in the same way. Zylkène comes in capsules which are colour coded for size. It only needs to be given once daily, and is easy to give. Simply open the capsule, and mix the palatable powder with food or a treat.
Zylkene contains the globally patented bioactive decapeptide a-casozepine, derived from milk protein casein. It is a molecule well known to promote the relaxation of newborns after breastfeeding.
No side effects have been associated with the use of Zylkene and it can be given with other products. It is non-chemically manufactured to human pharmaceutical standards (GMP) and the final product is hypoallergenic, preservative free and lactose free.

Thundershirt for dogs
Thundershirt’s patent-pending design applies a gentle, constant pressure that has a dramatic calming effect for most dogs.



Serene UM Xtra Calming Tablets
Formulated with natural ingredients for hyperactive or nervous dogs. It has been recommended by veterinarians to ensure your pet remains calm during periods of stress and anxiety without having a sedative effect.
Naturally calms and de-stresses your dog
A naturally-based alternative to prescription sedatives

Directions for use:
Tasty highly digestible tablet which can be given whole or crushed over food. Starts working 6-8 hours but for maximum effect allow 24-36 hours. Fresh drinking water should always be available.


Serene UM Calm Drops for cats & dogs
Serene UM Calm Drops for cats & dogs have been formulated for hyperactive, aggressive or nervous dogs and cats. Recommended by Veterinarians to calm and de-stress your pet.



Naturally calms and soothes dogs and cats for:
* Aggression
* Hyperactivity
* Separation Anxiety
* Fireworks, Thunderstorms
* Travel, Car Sickness
* Excessive Barking
Directions for use:
Pour recommended amount of liquid over a small amount of your pets food at the beginning of feeding time to ensure the full amount has been taken. Then proceed with the remainder of their meal. Alternatively the liquid can be poured into your pets water or milk, or given directly.

Adaptil Express Tablets
Adaptil Tablets are natural ingredients based, non-pheromone calming tool that can be used to support dogs during stressful events and facilitate relaxation. They are available in boxes of 10 and 40 tablets and can be used for short term fast acting stress relief, and be administered as little as 2 hours before the required effect.

Adaptil (Dog Appeasing Pheromones) Spray
Adaptil is designed specifically for dogs, is odourless, non-sedative and has no effect on people or any other animals.
Adaptil offers a natural, convenient and unique solution to canine stress, helping comfort and reassure dogs in challenging situations and prevent or reduce stress-related inappropriate behaviours.
Adaptil Spray can be used to give additional support alongside the Adaptil Diffuser or Adaptil Collar or to provide temporary support.


Adaptil (Dog Appeasing Pheromones) Complete Diffuser
Adaptil offers a natural, convenient and unique solution to canine stress, helping comfort and reassure dogs in challenging situations and prevent or reduce stress-related inappropriate behaviours.
The Adaptil Diffuser is a discrete plug-in which bathes the home in a synthetic copy of the ‘canine appeasing pheromone’, a natural product proven to comfort both puppies and adult dogs.
” Help reduce stress-related behaviours in response to challenging situations (fireworks, Christmas, new baby etc.)
” Help puppies settle in new homes
” Help rescue dogs settle in new homes
In addition, by reducing stress during training Adaptil may help puppies and adult dogs learn more effectively.
Adaptil is designed specifically for dogs, is odourless, non-sedative and has no effect on people or any other animals.

Dorwest Scullcap & Valerian Tablets for Cats and Dogs
Phobias and nervous disorders can be really hard to deal with – both for pets and from their owners’ perspectives. Widely used as a treatment for noise phobias and fears associated with fireworks, thunder and gunfire, as well as for general excitability and hyperactivity. It calms and relaxes dogs or cats without causing drowsiness or sedation, enabling them to have improved concentration, making it ideal for use in showing, agility, or sporting activities.
Popular for use in travel-related anxiety and also for territorial urine spraying in cats, this licensed product is also used under veterinary supervision to control epilepsy, often alongside conventional treatments.
Active ingredients: Extract Valerian 5:1 50mg; Extract Mistletoe 3:1 50mg; Scullcap 30mg; Extract Gentian 2:1 24mg.
Dosage: 1-2 tablets per 5kgs bodyweight daily, ideally given as two split doses, depending on the severity of the condition. For use on singular occasions, give 12 hours and 2 hours before event using the higher dosage rate.

Dorwest Organic Valerian Compound for Dogs and Cats
Frightened, anxious, hyperactive and stressed animals can be calmed quickly using this easy to give liquid. Dropped into the mouth, given on food or even just a few drops sprinkled on a pet’s bedding can result in a more amenable pet, so visits to the vet, travelling or moving to a new house instantly become less stressful situations. Cats particularly love the smell of Valerian Compound, so administration really couldn’t be simpler.
The concentrated herbal extracts used in this liquid ensure that within just 30 minutes a noticeable change in behaviour occurs without causing drowsiness and the effects are quite short lived. In situations that have a longer duration then we recommend also giving Scullcap and Valerian Tablets. When faced with unexpected events like thunderstorms, Valerian Compound has a fast action and it can also be used in conjunction with Scullcap and Valerian Tablets in especially fearful situations and for phobic animals.
Ingredients: Organic extracts of vervain 50%, valerian root 25%, mistletoe 25% conforming to British Herbal Pharmacopoeia standards
Administration: Small dogs & cats ¼ tsp, medium dogs ½ tsp, large dogs 1 tsp, giant breeds 1½ tsp, given when required. It is not recommended that more than two lots of the above amounts be given in a 24 hour period.
Special warning: Caution should be taken when administering to exotic cats with low body fat, as very occasionally hyperactivity has been induced.

Pet Remedy Complete Plug-In Diffuser
Several years of research and trials have resulted in a unique formula using low concentration Valerian essential oil, blended with Vetiver, Sweet Basil, and Sage, Pet Remedy works alongside the brain’s natural messengers called neuro-transmitters, which work by telling the nerve receiving the message either to calm (via GABA pathway) or get ‘fired up’ In times of stress or anxiety the nerves get over stimulated, which leads on to the many different signs of stress we see in our pets.
The special Pet Remedy blend of essentials oils works alongside these natural relaxation pathways to help calm the nerves of anxious or stressed pets.


Pet Remedy Mini Calming Spray
*Easy to use
*Ideal for pets including dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, *rodents and birds.
*Water based, PH neutral formulation so safe on skin and *coat of pet
*Clinically proven
*Starts to help immediately
*Helps calm pet without sedating
*Helps pet become more attentive and receptive to you
*Can be used in conjunction with plug-in diffuser
*Refillable from 200ml spray so great value
*Handy to keep in pocket, handbag, or glove compartment
*Developed and made in England
Use sparingly
Do not spray near pets mouth, nose, or eyes.
Spray directly on bandana, bedding, carpet, soft furnishings, in car, stable, or horsebox
You can even rub a little on the pet’s muzzle or chest
When walking difficult or anxious dog, simply spray on trouser leg and bring to heel when you anticipate a problem.
You can even spray on your tunic if handling an anxious pet

Hilton Herbs Tranquility Gold for dogs
To support and maintain a healthy and balanced nervous system and calm outlook. Recommended for excitable, rescue, tense, nervous or sensitive dogs. Will not dope or sedate your dog.
Contents: 100% pure plant material.
1:3 tinctures of Valerian root, Scullcap herb, Vervain herb, Chamomile flowers, Marshmallow root, Hawthorn berries, Meadowsweet herb with Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey.