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. 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, this herbal medicine is one of our best sellers. Popular for use in travel-related anxiety and also for territorial urine spraying in cats.
How do these work and will they sedate my dog? They are not sedatives, in fact these are widely used for performance dogs such as agility and show dogs when they need to be alert and focussed. The herbs are nervines, that means they help to naturally relax the nervous system which reduces anxiety yet does not sedate muscles. Valerian Compound is quick-acting and is perfect to use orally and for unpredicted events such as a neighbour having a fireworks display or a thunderstorm. It is ideal to put a few drops on a cloth on their bed to help them relax, cats love this especially.
When do I need to start giving the product? The more severe the phobia, the earlier you should start, up to a month in some cases. For moderate phobias, start around 10 days before the predicted worst night. However, even if you only start the day or so before your dog will still benefit.
Why should I use Dorwest calming products? Scullcap & Valerian tablets and Valerian compound are the only herbal products to be officially authorised by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate to help anxiety and nervousness. They have been used successfully for over 40 years and are a medicine you can rely on. Our ingredients reach medicinal standards and we follow rigorous regulations on safety and quality.
What dosage/administration should I use? The administration is 1/4 tsp for small dogs and cats, 1/2 tsp for medium dogs, 1tsp for large dogs and 1.5tsp for Giant breeds. May be given as required, it is not recommended that more than two administrations of the stated amount are given in a 24 hours period.
Are there any interactions? Valerian Compound may be given in conjunction with medicine