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Keep your dog calm this Firework Season

Our Dorwest veterinary licensed herbal medicine is formulated to naturally help dogs and cats relax, using high quality, authenticated herbs, full of active compounds. They safely calm activity in the nervous system without sedating or affecting muscles so you are your pet can relax despite fireworks.

Save 20% when you purchase a Calming Combo Pack.

Whether it’s 1 month or 1 day before bonfire night, there is always something that can be done to help your pet with their fireworks fear!

Calming Combo - Small

Small Combo Pack contains: Scullcap & Valerian Tablets - 100 & Valerian Compound - 30ml


Calming Combo - Medium

Medium Combo Pack contains: Scullcap & Valerian Tablets - 200 & Valerian Compound - 30ml


Calming Combo - Large

Large Combo Pack contains: Scullcap & Valerian Tablets - 500 & Valerian Compound - 30ml


Calming Combo - XL 

XL Combo Pack contains: Scullcap & Valerian Tablets - 1,000 & Valerian Compound - 100ml



TOP TIP: Consider starting firework desensitisation programmes. That gently introduce the sound of fireworks to your pet in the hope of helping them realise that they have nothing to fear


TOP TIP: Creating a safe, snug area for your pet to retreat to if they feel anxious helps them if they feel things are getting a bit too much to handle. A pet crate covered with a heavy blanket helps block some of the noise


TOP TIP: Make sure that your pet’s microchip details are up to date and they are wearing a collar with an ID tag, so that if they escape, they can be quickly and safely returned to you


TOP TIP: TVs and radios can help provide some background noise. Act normal. Your pet looks to you for cues as to whether they need to be worried so stay with your pet to reassure them with your presence.

Scullcap & Valerian Tablets

The only veterinary herbal medicine (classification AVM-GSL) Licensed to relieve anxiety, nervousness and excitability in pets.

Uses: Can be used as a singular dose but more effective when used as part of a phobia desensitisation programme.

Dosing instructions:
Dogs and Cats: 1 tablets for every 5kg bodyweight daily split morning and night. When the stressful situation is at its worst, this dose can be doubled.

For fireworks give the second dose 2 hours before dusk and maintain double dosing for as long as it is necessary .

Valerian Compound

Contains pure extracts of three herbs in liquid form, which ensure it acts within just 30 minutes and is best used as a top up or for one off occasions

Uses: Can be given in addition to Scullcap & Valerian Tablets as a top- up for especially frightening or unplanned events.

Dosing instructions:
Dogs: By mouth or in food- Small dogs: ¼ tsp, medium dogs ½ tsp, large dogs 1tsp, giant breeds 1-1 ½ tsp.

Cats: A few drops on the bedding and a further ¼ tsp by mouth or in food when fireworks are severe or in other stressful situations.

Your questions answered...

How do these differ from others designed to calm pets?

The herbs are nervines, which means they help to naturally relax the nervous system, reducing anxiety but not immobilising muscles or sedating.

They don’t make pets dopey or sleepy – in fact they are widely used for agility and show dogs when they need to be alert and focussed.

Do they really work?

Scullcap & Valerian Tablets is the only herbal product to be officially authorised by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) to help anxiety and nervousness. They don’t approve a product unless it is proven to work.

The evidence that we take the most pride in though are the testimonials from our wonderful customers telling us about how the products have helped their pets over the last 40 years

How are they best used?

Scullcap & Valerian Tablets used daily provide better coverage and are ideal to start using up to a month before Fireworks Night so pets are already relaxed before the scary noises starts. However, even if you only start the day or so before your pet will still benefit.

Valerian Compound is quicker-acting and is perfect to use orally as a ‘top-up’ and for unpredicted events such as neighbours having a fireworks display or a thunder storm. Cats especially love it if a few drops are placed on a cloth wherever they sleep, to help them relax.

Both products can be used alone, or alongside other medications, as part of a wider phobia management plan

Are they safe?

Our ingredients reach medicinal standards and we adhere to rigorous regulations on safety and quality – something else the VMD insist upon for their approval.

As previously mentioned, both products can safely be used together and/or alongside other medications, as part of a wider phobia management plan.

Due to the difficulties of performing specific safety tests, we are unable to recommend Scullcap & Valerian Tablets for use during pregnancy or lactation. Don’t sit and worry though – we are always available via our advice line for any questions or queries.

"My beautiful girl, Willow, usually sits on sofa shaking and whinging or tries to hide under the dining room table but this year, thanks to the Scullcap and Valerian Tablets topped up with doses of Valerian Compound she was quite happy chilled out on the sofa even snoring at one point!

She didn’t bat an eyelid at them! I’m so pleased. "

Mr M Jones 

“From previously having to be totally sedated whenever there were fireworks (which I hated), Maisie now has a combo of both the Scullcap & Valerian Tablets for dogs and the Valerian Compound paired with a thunder shirt and she now copes pretty well! As they are natural calming remedies for dogs there are no sedatives so happy dog and happy owner!” 

Mrs A Vivian 

“Scullcap and Valerian Tablets along with Valerian Compound made a huge difference for our spaniel Murphy. He is extremely noise sensitive, not only stressed by fireworks but any loud noise even noises on the TV can stress him.

This photo of is Murphy during fireworks on New Year’s Eve.”

Mrs A Rivers 

"Our handsome boy, Jack, he usually howls at any load noise. We didn't understand if he was frightened or just talking. We started to use  Scullcap and Valerian Tablets topped up with doses of Valerian Compound he become  quite happy and calm around louder noises & the howling has stopped! 

Mr H Williamson

Read more on our blog...

Why herbal remedies can help noise phobia in dogs 


How do I know if my dog has noise anxiety & frightened?


Top Tips for Reducing Anxiety in Dogs on Bonfire Night