Adaptil

The Secret to Happy Dogspet services

Adaptil is an easy-to-use and convenient product range for reassuring dogs during new experiences and fearful situations that can cause them stress.

The special that Adaptil® uses is a copy of the pheromone that mother dogs naturally emit to their puppies just after birth, to comfort them and reinforce the bond between mother and her litter.

This pheromone can still have the same calming effect on adult dogs in stressful situations, when released through Adaptil® products.

There are many situations that some dogs can find stressful including:

  • Loud noises (fireworks, thunderstorms, domestic appliances)
  • Going to the vet
  • Travelling by car and car sickness
  • Staying home alone
  • Settling into a new home as a puppy
  • Kennelling/boarding
  • Moving house
  • Changes in the home environment like a new baby or pet
  • Becoming confused with age

Even small changes in your home and your daily routine can upset your dog and increases their stress.

Stress can lead to unhappy behaviours such as:

  • Cowering from people
  • Hiding away
  • Excessive barking and whimpering
  • Soiling in the home
  • Destroying household items

How does Adaptil help?

Using Adaptil will help maintain the scent that gives your dog or puppy the feeling of security and reduce the stress that they experience.  The comforting message in Adaptil® has also been clinically proven to help puppies and dogs focus during training and reduce stress which can lead to inappropriate behaviours.

Ideally start to use a diffuser a couple of weeks before a stressful situation is expected.  Where this isn’t possible using the collar or spray can help.  The collar gets to work in half an hour and the spray starts working in just 15 minutes.

For more information speak with a vet or veterinary nurse