Dorwest Scullcap and Valerian Tablets for Anxious Cats and Dogs
by Dorwest Herbal Medicines
Code: 5909910 :
- Need to know
- Anxiety & Behaviour
Phobias and nervous disorders can be really hard to deal with – both for pets and from their owners’ perspectives. This herbal medicine is 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.
Valerian root extract 5:1 50 mg; mistletoe extract 3:1 50 mg; scullcap 30 mg; gentian extract 2:1 24 mg.
1-2 tablets per 5 kgs 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
Sugar coated tablet
Minimum age for use
Can be given in conjunction with any other medication. Epilepsy should only be treated in consultation with a veterinary surgeon
100, 200, 500 tablets
Anxiety & Behaviour
Anxiety and nervous behaviour in dogs and cats can be due to a number of very varied causes, from fear of a specific situation such as travelling, going into kennels or a visit to the vets to a habitual overall ingrained anxiety. Herbal products are ideal to induce a calm and relaxed demeanour, but some cases will also benefit from the use of behavioural techniques from a qualified animal behaviourist.
- Plan ahead for situations which may be fearful
- Make a plan of action if how you are to deal with the problem and stick to it
- Install confidence and security through positive and consistent behaviour
- Consult a qualified professional for behavioural/training advice if needed.