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Scullcap & Valerian Tablets for Dogs and Cats

Size Price Qty
100 tablets £10.70
200 tablets £18.70
500 tablets £38.50
1000 tablets (2 X 500 pots) £71.90

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Phobias and nervous disorders can be really hard to deal with – both for pets and from their owners’ perspectives. Widely used as a treatment for noise phobias and fears associated with fireworks, thunder and gunfire, as well as for general excitability and hyperactivity, this herbal medicine is one of our best sellers. It calms and relaxes dogs or cats without causing drowsiness or sedation, enabling them to have improved concentration, making it ideal for use in showing, agility, or sporting activities.

Popular for use in travel-related anxiety and also for territorial urine spraying in cats, this licensed product is also used under veterinary supervision to control epilepsy, often alongside conventional treatments.

Top tip – buy your supply of Scullcap and Valerian Tablets well in advance of fireworks night – there’s often huge demand around this time.

Active ingredients: Extract Valerian 5:1 50mg; Extract Mistletoe 3:1 50mg; Scullcap 30mg; Extract Gentian 2:1 24mg.

Dosage: 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 event using the higher dosage rate.

Use during pregnancy and lactation: Not recommended

Age from which can be used: 8 weeks of age

Interactions: Can be given in conjunction with any other medication

Long or short term use: Both as the condition requires.

Special warnings: Epilepsy should only be treated in consultation with a veterinary surgeon

Sugar coated tablet: Yes

Always read the label

Long distance travelling with anxious cat.

Review By: Mr J Crouch
I found Dorwest via a search engine as I needed urgent advice as I needed to take my rescue cat Mimi back to the UK from France and it was going to be the minimum of a 10 hour journey. I had already got her pet passport and vaccinations done. Although I had been given some tranquillisers by the local vet, when I tested them out on Mimi, she did not take to them well so we had to find an alternative. When I rang the company they could have not been more helpful and I purchased some Scullcap & Valerian Tablets, plus some quick acting Organic Valerian Compound. Although she tested my patience in taking the tablets as I gave them on a daily basis, starting them 2 weeks prior to the journey, we could not have made the journey without these products. She was a little unsure for the first hour or so, but I got her to lick some valerian compound from my finger. She eventually settled down. Such is my confidence in the products we arrived back in France with our beloved Mimi just a week ago. I am now stocked up with both products for our twice yearly visits to our holiday home. Well done Dorwest a great company and some very helpful advice on your website.
Date: 20/07/2016 16:44:56
Rating: 5 / 5

Nervous travellers

Review By: Mr A Corr
I’ve given Scullcap & Valerian Tablets for long car trips to my dogs when they were at first nervous about car travel, and on other occasions when I knew they would be a little far out of their comfort zone. It does seem to have a calming effect on them and is easy to administer when combined with a treat. They do seem calmer and more contented!
Date: 04/12/2015 15:55:56
Rating: 5 / 5

Loud fireworks.

Review By: Miss J Adams
I purchased the Firework Combo Pack for my two Staffordshire bull terriers. I started them on the tablets around 2 weeks before the local and very loud display which then didn't cause them any distress this year! I would highly recommend this product to anyone! Having tried most other things, this seems to be the only thing to have worked!! 5***** Rating from me!!
Date: 04/12/2015 14:40:32
Rating: 5 / 5

Noise phobia

Review By: Mrs G Holmewood
Just to let you know how Addy coped with the fireworks - I must say he was better, although he was listening and shaking a bit there wasn't the usual panting and trying to hide everywhere and he settled quicker after the event. So thank you. I gave Scullcap and Valerian Tablets for a couple of weeks before and the Organic Valerian Compound helped on the night.
Date: 04/12/2015 14:40:32
Rating: 5 / 5


Review By: Miss M Fowler
I have a fifteen month old Boxer who has become anxious due to some unfortunate experiences with strangers and loud noises and is now prone to bolt at the least unfamiliar sound. I was worried about the annual Halloween fireworks display which takes place close to our house. The noise is quite loud even indoors, so I put him on Scullcap & Valerian Tablets for a good week with a dose of the Organic Valerian Compound before the fireworks were due to start. The tablets have been a great help in calming him down generally and he tolerates noise more easily. The effect of the liquid was obvious as he was still a bit anxious during the fireworks but not overly distressed or startled and he didn't try to bolt. His reaction was very mild and manageable compared with the extreme "freaked out" reaction we usually have. I would definitely recommend this product.
Date: 04/12/2015 14:29:53
Rating: 5 / 5


Review By: Mrs J Pebworth
Scullcap and Valerian Tablets work brilliantly on my 1 year old Whippet. She managed a return journey of 6 hours and slept and played all the way. Previously she couldn't even manage 5 minutes. Great customer service line very helpful and fast despatch.
Date: 18/11/2015 16:48:14
Rating: 5 / 5

Travel sickness

Review By: Miss Z Marlow
We rescued a little dog who we then found out got very car sick (probably due to anxiety as much as anything else). We purchased the Scullcap & Valerian Tablets which have been wonderful. He is much calmer, isn't sick and is generally much more at ease and happier to travel. The tablets do not affect his character or behaviour in any other way which was important to us. I will definitely be purchasing them again and would recommend to anyone with a similar problem. I also really love the fact they are herbal and only contain natural ingredients.
Date: 18/11/2015 16:44:15
Rating: 5 / 5


Review By: Miss T Smith
I have always used Dorwest for my dogs on fireworks night. I use the Scullcap & Valerian Tablets and Organic Valerian Compound and they have never let me down in calming my dogs. One is terrified through the fireworks period and now with New Year’s Eve coming around these relax her very nicely so she is not trying to jump into my pocket every time a firework is let off. A big thank you to Dorwest.
Date: 18/11/2015 16:38:30
Rating: 5 / 5

Great product

Review By: Sharon Matthews
I have used these tablets for my rescue dog over the last few weeks. She is terrified of fireworks and last year just shook and tried to hide behind furniture. The difference in her this year was amazing, although she stopped when she heard fireworks there was no shaking and she didn't seem anywhere near as frightened. Would highly recommend these for frightened dogs
Date: 16/11/2015 18:14:34
Rating: 5 / 5

Travel sickness

Review By: Mr D Sillitto
Our Springer Spaniel was travel sick from the very first day, which was a problem considering we had to travel from the Lake District where we picked her up to the West of Scotland. However once we had found the Dorwest herbal Scullcap & Valerian Tablets on line she has traveled sick free. It has done away with the trembling and drooling and she now just curls up and goes to sleep. A wonderful product and I would highly recommend these tablets to anyone. Thank you Dorwest.
Date: 02/04/2015 16:30:06
Rating: 5 / 5

Huge benefit in treating vestibular syndrome

Review By: Linda Salmon
I keep a small bottle of these in my dogs' medicine cupboard, and thank goodness I had some when my 15 year old cross breed suffered a vestibular attack recently. I gave her the maximum does of 2 per 5kg of her weight to help keep her calm and stop her feeling sick. Vestibular syndrome is similar to vertigo in humans and she needed to be kept calm and quiet in darkened room to avoid sensory stimulation. After 2 days taking Scullcap and Valerian she showed signs of recovery and by day 4 was fine again.
Date: 20/03/2015 12:20:54
Rating: 5 / 5

Excellent results in car journeys

Review By: Julie pebworth
Poor Lucy would be sick and drool in any car journey even after only 10 minutes. She's been on these tablets 2 a day for 2 weeks. The first week we didn't go in the car. The second week we managed 10 mins perfectly fine. I'm really pleased. She has turned a huge corner in car travelling. We can do half an hour now. She's a whippet so quite squeaky anyway but is much more settled. Very pleased. Great value. Thankyou.
Date: 25/01/2015 22:59:44
Rating: 5 / 5


Review By: Mr Munro
Thank you for supplying Scullcap and Valerian Tablets for our dog Saskia. It was a revelation over the Halloween and Firework period. Previously we had given her Valium from the vet which had no appreciable effect at all. With the Scullcap & Valerian Tablets, whilst initially being shaky, she soon settled down to sleep and ignoring the sounds of fireworks going off nearby. It was much more bearable for all. Thank you again.
Date: 11/12/2014 14:37:30
Rating: 5 / 5

Very Effective!

Review By: lissa colli-smith
Using the tablets as a double dose, along with a top up of the valerian compound has been amazing - I only bought these a couple of days before bonfire night, and I have a very chilled dog, who no longer stresses and tries to hide. Very impressed!
Date: 06/11/2014 18:29:15
Rating: 5 / 5


Review By: Shelley
Just a quick review to say how much these tablets have helped our cocker spaniel. We adopted her and another field spaniel a few months ago and she became very barky in the evenings, an hour before my husband returned from work. These helped to chill her out - a massive life (and hearing!) saver!
Date: 18/08/2014 18:26:19
Rating: 5 / 5

Very good product

Review By: Carol
A long time ago i had a bitch develop epilepsy, these tablets stopped the fits and she never needed medication from the vet, i took her off the tablets for a month and the fits returned , put her back on and they went away again. I now have a rather excitable and anxious bitch , so again turned to this remedy, she is now a joy to live with , and so much happier in herself life for her is no longer the the burden it was.
Date: 10/08/2014 08:50:11
Rating: 5 / 5

Results noticed 2 days in, WOW!!

Review By: Caroline Murphy
I can't believe how quickly we have noticed results in our two very nervous rescue dogs who dog training clubs refused to work with because they were so stressed and frightened due to their pasts. They are on the full dose for their weights and in two days they are coming up to us and involving themselves in conversation more and have stopped barking as much at unusual sounds such as horses passes the house and the dog barking across the road. They seem much more relaxed, I really am so happy!
Date: 19/05/2014 18:08:53
Rating: 5 / 5

Great result for Jethro.

Review By: Linny East
Our LabxPoodle Jethro suffered from severe travel sickness and after months of trying anything and everything to try and find a remedy I had almost given up. Then I found Dorwent online and started Jethro on the Scullcap and Valerian tablets. Great result !...he is no longer car sick and is happy to get into the car . We didn't notice any adverse side affects.Do try if you have a dog with a similar problem...it worked for us. I am so pleased with the results.
Date: 19/04/2014 13:39:39
Rating: 5 / 5

They Really Do Work

Review By: Jane Bannon
S/V Was recommended to me by a lady on holiday I gave my Lab 2 as she suggested ,he was nice and calm to come home as he used to bark ,wasn't keen on long journeys' but he's really happy now .
Date: 27/03/2014 15:23:31
Rating: 5 / 5


Review By: N/A
I first tried your Scullcap & Valerian Tablets last year when our hydrotherapy nurse recommended it to me for my elderly Collie. I only purchased them 2 days before but was amazed at the difference in my usually cowering, off her food, shaking and complete mess Collie! I have our newest addition, a rescued collie, on these on a daily basis to combat her fear of day to day life and she is like a different dog. So many people have noticed the miracle, including our trainers and her old foster carer! This year I started my older Collie on them about a month before fireworks and once again had a dog who was calmer and actually ate her dinner and didn't go on hunger strike for the firework week! Thank you so so much, not just for making November less stressful but also for helping to give such a nervous puppy a second chance in life.
Date: 09/12/2013 13:48:58
Rating: 5 / 5


Review By: Anon.
We relocated back to the USA after seven years in the UK. Our vet recommended the Scullcap & Valerian Tablets for our big 11year old setter for plane travel. We flew back by private jet but he is terrified of fireworks, loud noises and thunder. Our other four year setter is fine. We started the doses a few days before travelling and it worked brilliantly on the flight. He got agitated twice on the flight when we hit some rough bits but as soon as I gave him the pills he calmed down for the rest of the way. It just made that long journey so much more pleasant for him and for me. Great product. We now use it for thunder storms.
Date: 06/12/2013 12:09:51
Rating: 5 / 5

Firework Fear

Review By: Craig Shaaw
My Lab was absolutely terrified from the first bang heard and well past the last. Shaking, drooling panting and constantly walking around the house in hope of finding refuge. I used Scullcap &Valerian Tablets and Valerian Compound. What a difference!!! Non of the above symptoms and she even went out for a tiddle during the peak explosion time on Nov 5th. Very impressed with this product and delighted that my lab is no longer in distress at this time of year.
Date: 20/11/2013 19:57:14
Rating: 5 / 5

Good product

Review By: Jackie eyre
I had tried tried the DAP products and didn't really find this to be effective on my lively Jack Russell who has a problem with travelling. These tablets were very effective. They did not knock him out but just made him more relaxed on the journey. Highly reccommended.
Date: 20/10/2013 12:14:36
Rating: 5 / 5

Thumbs up from the vet!

Review By: Dr. Jessica Thomas
I have used these with great success when I worked as a vet in England. I much prefer these than anti-nausea meds or sedatives for phobias. Thumbs up!
Date: 16/10/2013 09:27:37
Rating: 5 / 5


Review By: Sheila Martin
I've had remarkable results with your Firework pack, especially with a 16-year-old Bearded Collie cross who went from an amiable dog to a total wreck when fireworks went off. I gave her the Firework pack combination of Scullcap & Valerian Tablets and Valerian Compound and she went from a petrified drooling shaking wreck to a completely relaxed dog. An amazing and wonderful difference. I've continued to use this combination on a 7 year old Border Collie who also snoozes rather than shakes through all the bangs now. Highly recommended, this has been a lifesaver.
Date: 15/08/2013 14:52:54
Rating: 5 / 5


Review By: Wendy Tucker
My young lurcher boy was extremely scared of travelling, to the point of having to carry him to the car! He would drool and be sick. The only thing that worked for him was the Scullcap & Valerian Tablets, topped up with the Valerian Compound before traveling. We managed a 40 minute journey where he just laid quietly. No drooling or sickness. We still had to carry him back to the car for the journey home though, but a definite result.
Date: 15/08/2013 14:48:14
Rating: 4 / 5


Review By: Magdalena Szymczak
I was an owner of a very scared dog, someone recommended to me your Scullcap & Valerian Tablets and we gave it a try. What can I say? They are amazing! From that day I became a big fan of yours and now, as a dog trainer and student member of the Association of Merishia Therapists, I’m recommending Scullcap & Valerian Tablets to my clients!
Date: 15/08/2013 14:35:24
Rating: 5 / 5


Review By: Rebecca Stitfall
I just wanted to say thank you for the great service and speedy delivery of the Scullcap & Valarian Tablets, I order each month. The treatment seems to be helping our two epileptic dogs and it always gets here quickly after ordering. Thank you
Date: 14/08/2013 13:02:30
Rating: 5 / 5


Review By: Heather Budd
I love your products and they have assisted me with showing my young bitch, who has greatly benefited from the calming effects of the Scullcap & Valarian Tablets.
Date: 14/08/2013 12:57:42
Rating: 4 / 5


Review By: S. V Phayer
May I thank you for your Scullcap & Valerian Tablets. The difference they made to my Lurcher throughout the firework period was amazing and helped her cope with what, to her, had become a very difficult time.
Date: 14/08/2013 12:00:15
Rating: 5 / 5

Highly recommended

Review By: Carolyn
I've been using this product on my foster collie who has been in several homes already and was showing signs of stress and was also prone to being over-excited (hyper), this has really calmed him down, and not even on the full dose recommended.
Date: 12/08/2013 08:50:44
Rating: 5 / 5

Fab little tablet

Review By: jayne
My dog was having fits every few weeks, i have put her on this tablet and she has had none now for 2 months wow...
Date: 04/04/2013 08:02:53
Rating: 5 / 5

Excellent - Worked wonders

Review By: Sam
My dog had really bad fear aggression when on the implant, Scullcap & Valerian Tablets completely turned him around and helped him relax more so he didn't feel the need to react. He is like a different dog now!
Date: 25/03/2013 14:07:31
Rating: 5 / 5

Excellent for reducing stress

Review By: David Morrison
I've been using Scullcap & Valerian Tablets for several years with my now 12 year old Border Collie. She started senility early at the age of 9, S&V keep her stress levels low and have kept her 'sane'. You can really notice the difference when I run out! I'd thoroughly recommend using this product.
Date: 25/03/2013 10:33:46
Rating: 5 / 5

good product

Review By: rachel
used to help a springer with shadow chasing and ocd, has helped greatly. Also used for travel sickness in an elderly springer.
Date: 23/03/2013 19:45:19
Rating: 4 / 5

excellent product

Review By: Roxanne
My dog was suffering from seizures so I put him on Scullcap & Valerian Tablets and they have stopped !
Date: 15/01/2013 18:28:48
Rating: 5 / 5