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 collar is great as it goes everywhere your pet goes. The collar is easily fastened around your dog's neck and left on at all times. The collar will be effective for up to 4 weeks once the collar has been removed from its foil wrapping.
The synthetic pheromone in Adaptil helps to reduce stress and fear-related behaviour such as destructive chewing, restlessness, house soiling and excessive whining / barking..
Adaptil can be used for events happening both inside and outside the home such as:
Adjusting to a new environment (new home, strangers, kennels)
Socialisation period (Studies done have also shown that if the collar is applied to puppies it can help reduce the likelihood of unwanted behaviours and anxiety later in life)
Novel and unpredictable situations
Fear related reactions expressed outside the home; traffic, other dogs, fireworks, thunderstorms, gunshots, etc. (please see our full article on Fireworks and Noise Related Phobias). It is particularly useful if your dog finds walking around other dogs or people stressful.
For further information on Adaptil and pheromones, please see our full Healthcare article on Adaptil
A collar lasts up to 4 weeks.
The collar is available in two sizes; puppy and small dog up to 37.5cm and large dog up to 62.5cm. It should not be used on dogs with skin lesions.