Adaptil is a synthetic copy of the natural calming pheromone that is produced by a lactating female after birth. Adaptil can help to relieve stress and anxiety. The natural pheromone giving the puppies a sense of calm, well-being and reassurance, and Adaptil has a similar effect in adult and young dogs.
The Adaptil diffuser is similar to a plug in air-freshener. The main advantage to the Adaptil Diffuser is that it is constantly emitting the pheromones so there is no need to continually reapply, as with the spray. It can be very comforting for puppies arriving at their new home or for adult dogs who are very nervous of visitors, loud noises, novel or unpredictable situations.
The synthetic pheromone in Adaptil also helps to reduce other stress and fear-related behaviour such as destructive chewing, restlessness, house soiling and excessive whining / barking.
For further information on Adaptil and pheromones, please see our full Healthcare article on Adaptil
For further information on noise phobias, please see our full Healthcare article: Fireworks and Noise Related Phobias
The diffuser should be plugged in where the dog spends most of its time, such as near its bed, and covers an average 2 bedroom house for approximately 4 weeks.
After this refills can be purchased to save money.