Dorwest Valerian Compound
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, that 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 and Valerian Tablets used daily 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 neighbours having a fireworks display or a thunder storm. 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 and Valerian Tablets are the only herbal product to be officially authorised by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate to help anxiety and nervousness. They have been used successfully for over 40 years and are a medicine you can rely on. The ingredients reach medicinal standards and Dorwest follow rigorous regulations on safety and quality.
What dosage/administration should I use?
The administration for Valerian Compound is ¼tsp for small dogs and cats, ½tsp for medium dogs, 1tsp for large dogs and 1½tsp 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?
Valerian Compound is not recommended for use during pregnancy or lactation – if you are unsure, please contact the Dorwest advice line for further information, or speak to your vet.
Are there any interactions?
Valerian Compound may be given in conjunction with medicines – if you are unsure please contact Dorwest advice line for further information, or speak to your vet.
Ingredients: Fresh herb extracts of: Vervain herb (BHP) 50%, Valerian Root (BHP) 25%, Mistletoe plant (BHP) 25%.
Administration: Small dogs & cats 1.25ml. Medium dogs 2.5ml. Large dogs 5ml. Giant breeds 7.5ml. Given when required. It is not recommended that more than two administrations of the stated amount are given in a 24 hour period
Can be used during pregnancy?: No.
Can be used during lactation?: No.
Interactions: None, can be given in conjunction with any other medication.
Product Finishing: Liquid (Alcohol extracted).
Suitable from: From 8 weeks.
Special Warnings: Caution should be taken when administering to exotic cats with low body fat, as very occasionally hyperactivity has been induced. Bottles have glass pipette dropper for easy administration but which require care in use to avoid breakage or injury.
Always read the label.