It is canine specific, odourless, non-sedative, non-systemic and can be used alongside all other types of medication.
ADAPTIL™, formally known as DAP, is a synthetic copy of the natural canine appeasing pheromone proven to help support dogs in a range of stressful situations. It is canine specific, odourless, non-sedative, non-systemic and can be used alongside all other types of medication.
For puppies ADAPTIL™ is shown to help puppies settle in a new home and to have significant positive effects on puppy socialisation. Fitting an ADAPTIL™ Collar to puppies from 6-16 weeks helps puppies develop into confident, well-behaved adult dogs and significantly reduces the likelihood of anxiety-related conditions developing in later life.
For adult dogs ADAPTIL™ has also been shown to help dogs cope in kennels , during re-homing and in a range of other stressful situations such as during firework exposure and car travel.
ADAPTIL™, has been used by behaviourists, veterinary experts and welfare charities for the last 10 years.
Canine “appeasing pheromone” ……..……………………………. 2 %
Excipient ………………………………………………q.s..………… 100 g
ADAPTIL™ helps to stop or prevent fear and stress related signs in puppies and adult dogs, such as:
- House soiling
- Excessive licking
It can be used in the following situations:
- during training and socialisation
- in new homes
- staying in kennels
- staying home alone
- visiting the vet
- New Baby
- ADAPTIL™ Diffuser
- ADAPTIL™ Spray
- ADAPTIL™ Collar
The ADAPTIL™ Diffuser is a discrete plug-in which bathes the home in a synthetic copy of the ‘canine appeasing pheromone ’, a natural product proven to comfort both puppies and adult dogs. Releasing the comforting pheromones into the local enivonment.
The diffuser covers an area of 50-70m2 with each vial lasting up to 4 weeks. The diffuser should be plugged into the room where the dog spends most of its time. Adaptil Refills can be purchased and replaced as required; up to 5 refills may be used before replacing the unit.
ADAPTIL™ Spray can be sprayed directly on bedding, inside crates, indoor kennels, or in the car. It is a convenient formulation for intermittent use. Spray 8 to 10 pumps of Adaptil 15 minutes prior to expected effects and before the dog is introduced into the environment (car, carrier, kennel etc…). Effects should last approximately 2-3 hours, although each animal will respond differently. Renew application after this time or if you notice a reduced effect. Adaptil Spray should not be directly sprayed on animals or near an animal’s face.
When the ADAPTIL™ Collar is in snug contact with the dog’s skin, the dog’s body temperature warms the collar and encourages the diffusion of pheromones into the local environment. As a result, it is vital the Adaptil Collar is in close contact with the dog’s skin at all times. Two sizes of collar are available for puppy/small dogs (fits neck up to 37.5xm) and medium/large dogs (fits neck up to 62.5cm). Each collar lasts 4 weeks and can be replaced as required.
For ADAPTIL™ Diffuser:
|Situation||Usual recommended duration of use|
|Destruction, house soiling and vocalisation in the absence of the owner||3 months in combination with behavioural therapy|
|To help establish the puppy or the dog in a new environment||1 month|
|To help the puppy or the dog to stay at home alone||2 months (socialisation period)|
|Hospitalisation / use in waiting / consultation room||Daily/ongoing|
|Fear of fireworks||Short term: the device must be plugged in at least one week before the expected event and left on for at least one week after. At periods where fireworks are more frequent, such as Guy Fawkes night or New Year, keep a device plugged in until the end of the period. When used in combination with a desensitisation programme: 3 - 4 months according to the duration of the therapy|
|Other fears expressed in the home (strangers, thunderstorm, etc)||Adjust depending on the nature /cause of the fear and according to the duration of combined behavioural therapy|