Small Calming Combo Pack contains:
- 1x Scullcap & Valerian - 200 Tablets
- 1x Valerian Compound - 30ml
Calming combo packs include one of our best selling licensed herbal medicines, Scullcap & Valerian Tablets and also our popular. Both products work to calm and relax dogs or cats without causing drowsiness or sedation, allowing your pet to remain calm and relaxed during fireworks, thunder, and gunfire.
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, which means they help to naturally relax the nervous system which reduces anxiety yet does not sedate muscles.
Can I use the tablets and liquid together?
Scullcap & Valerian Tablets used daily to provide better coverage and are ideal to start using in the lead up to Fireworks Night so they are already nice and relaxed before the scary noises start. Valerian Compound is quicker-acting and is perfect to use orally as a "top-up" 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 products?
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 are the only herbal product to be officially authorized by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate to help anxiety and nervousness. They have been used successfully for over 40 years and are the 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?
For Scullcap & Valerian Tablets the dosage is 1 - 2 tablets per 5kgs 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.
For Valerian Compound the administration is 1/2 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 they suitable for use during pregnancy/lactation?
Neither Scullcap & Valerian Tablets or Valerian Compound are recommended for use during pregnancy or lactation - if you are unsure please contact our advice line for further information.
Are there any interactions?
Both products may be given in conjunction with other medicines - if you are unsure please contact our advice line for further information.
Ingredients: Scullcap & Valerian: Extract valerian 5:1 50mg, Extract mistletoe 3:1 50mg, Scullcap 30mg, Extract gentian 2:1 24mg Valerian Compound: Extracts of Vervain 50%, Valerian root 25%, Mistletoe 25%. Conforming to British Herbal Pharmacopoeia standards
Administration: Valerian Compound: Small dogs & cats 1/4 tsp. Medium dogs 1/2 tsp. Large dogs 1 tsp. Giant breeds 1.5tsp. Given when required. It is not recommended that more than two administrations of the stated amount are given in a 24 hour period.
Dosage: Scullcap & Valerian: 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.
Can be used during pregnancy?: No
Can be used during lactation?: No
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