Zylkene 225mg capsules are used to help relieve stress and anxiety in dogs.
Zylkene can be used both short term or longer term, dependent on the source of stress. Stress in the short term may include a long journey, a stay at a kennels or cattery, or loud fireworks. Longer term causes of stress include moving house or a new pet or new baby being introduced to the home.
Zylkene is a food supplement made from a protein similar to that found in the mother’s milk. The active ingredient in it is a peptide (a simple protein molecule) which is able to bind temporarily to certain receptors in the brain to encourage a sense of calmness.
The capsules are easy to give and can be sprinkled on food or dissolve in liquid. Zylkene capsules are free of preservatives, hypoallergenic and lactose free.
If the capsules are being given short term (such as around fireworks season) then capsules should begin to be administered 1-2 days before the predicted stressful event or change to their environment. Long term it is advised that Zylkene are given daily for a month before reassessing the animal’s behaviour and continuing treatment afterwards if needed.
Zylkene capsules are also available in a smaller size for cats and small dogs as 75mg capsules and larger dogs – 450mg. Sachets are available for horses and ponies.
Cat weighing <5Kg - 1 x Zylkene 75mg Capsule daily
Large Cat / Small dog <10Kg - 2 x Zylkene 75mg Capsules daily
Dogs 10kg - 20Kgs - 1 x Zylkene 225mg Capsule daily
Dogs 20Kg - 40Kgs - 1 x Zylkene 450mg Capsule daily
Dogs over 40Kgs - 2 x Zylkene 450mg Capsules daily