Anxiety in dogs and cats, phobias and nervous disorders can be really hard to deal with – both for pets and from their family’s perspective. Scullcap & Valerian is widely used as a treatment for noise phobias and anxiety in dogs associated with fireworks, thunder and gunfire. Furthermore, it’s used for general excitability and hyperactivity and this herbal treatment is one of Dorwest’s best sellers. It calms and relaxes dogs or cats without causing drowsiness or sedation which helps your dog or cat to have improved concentration, making it ideal for use in showing, agility, or sporting activities.
Popular for use in travel-related anxiety in dogs and also for territorial urine spraying in cats, this licensed product is also used under veterinary supervision to control epilepsy, often alongside conventional treatments.
Chips Tips – Buy your supply of Scullcap and Valerian Tablets well in advance of fireworks night because there’s often huge demand around this time. Also try Valerian Compound.
|Need to know|
|Active ingredients||Valerian root extract 5:1 50 mg; mistletoe extract 3:1 50 mg; scullcap 30 mg; gentian extract 2:1 24 mg.|
|Dosage||1-2 tablets per 5 kgs of dog or cats 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 the event using the higher dosage rate
|Use short and long term||✓|
|Use during pregnancy and lactation||x|
|Sugar coated tablet||✓|
|Minimum age for use||8 weeks|
|Interactions||Can be given in conjunction with anything else. Epilepsy should only be treated in consultation with a veterinary surgeon|
|Pack sizes||100, 200, 500 tablets|