Well, fireworks night (or month in some areas) is just around the corner. We have been inundated with calls from pet owners for Scullcap & Valerian Tablets and Valerian Compound so they are stocked up and ready for the bangs! We are often asked “how much do I need to give to my pet?”

Well below is the answer to that question and some more links to Dorwest resources which may also help.


Scullcap & Valerian Tablets
Dogs and cats need 1 tablet for every 5kg they weigh. The dose should be split morning and night. So if your pet weighs 10kg they will need 2 tablets – 1 is given in the morning and 1 at night. You can give double this amount when the fireworks are at their worst, giving the second dose 2 hours before dusk and this double dose can be given for as
long as it is necessary.

Valerian Compound
This is a liquid that acts quickly, in around 30 minutes when given by mouth. Cats will take
this on food, into their mouths or will lick it off their paw. A few drops placed on bedding can also help calm your cat. Valerian Compound is ideal for dogs too and should be given by mouth. This supplement can be given in addition to Scullcap & Valerian Tablets as a
top-up for especially frightening events.

Need more information?
Read our
Fireworks Phobia -NO FEAR leaflet

Watch our video

If you would like more detailed advice please call for a chat with our friendly advisers who are available on 01308 897272 every weekday.