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We know how stressful it can be if you have a pet with fireworks fear – for both you and them. Worse still, with ‘fireworks season’ becoming longer and less predictable, managing your fearful pet is more challenging than ever.

The good news is that there are steps you can take to help. Our Scullcap & Valerian Tablets and Valerian Compound naturally relax your pet without causing drowsiness. This is great for helping to keep your dog calmer around the fireworks season. Best results are seen when used alongside gentle and consistent behavioural training, such as noise desensitisation programmes, allowing a sense of calm in your household during fireworks.

Pack sizeContentsRRPOffer PriceSaving
Small Calming Combo100 Scullcap & Valerian Tablets
30ml Valerian Compound
£23.80£17.85£5.95SHOP NOW
Medium Calming Combo200 Scullcap & Valerian Tablets
30ml Valerian Compound
£32.80£24.60£8.20SHOP NOW
Large Calming Combo500 Scullcap & Valerian Tablets
30ml Valerian Compound
£54.80£41.10£13.70SHOP NOW
X-Large Calming Combo1000 Scullcap & Valerian Tablets
30ml Valerian Compound
£89.80£67.35£22.45SHOP NOW
XX-Large Calming Combo1000 Scullcap & Valerian Tablets
100ml Valerian Compound
£105.40£79.05£26.35SHOP NOW

Are you ready?

Whether it’s 1 month or 1 day before bonfire night, there is always something that can be done to help your pet with their fireworks fear!

Tip: Consider starting firework desensitisation programme for your dog’s anxiety. Gently introduce the sound of fireworks to your pet in the hope of helping them realise that they have nothing to fear.

Tip: Create a safe, snug area for your pet to retreat to if they feel anxious. This will help them if they feel things are getting a bit too much to handle. A pet crate covered with a heavy blanket helps block some of the noise.

Tip: Make sure that your pet’s microchip details are up to date and they are wearing a collar with an ID tag, so that if they escape, they can be quickly and safely returned to you.

Tip: TVs and radios can help provide some background noise. Try to act normal as your pet looks to you for cues as to whether they need to be worried. Stay with your pet to reassure them with your presence.

We understand that all dogs are different and have varying levels of fear which can be hard to know how to deal with.

We are offering a calming plan, bespoke to your pet, written by our experienced product advisors, with advice on how to use our products to help them settle this fireworks season.

Simply enter click the button below to get started!

Introducing Faye Winter & Bonnie!

We’re so excited to partner with TV personality and existing Dorwest customer Faye Winter for our calming campaign. Faye approached our stand at Crufts this year after seeing results from Elderberry & Nettle Extract. Faye will be preparing her Golden Retriever Bonnie for fireworks with Scullcap & Valerian Tablets.

It was her work within the charity sector that really caught our attention, as Faye has been regularly volunteering for Guide Dogs since 2017; helping

train a total of six dogs who have gone on to help people with visual impairment and blindness.

Now a self-proclaimed Dorwest fan, Faye is stocked up with everything including Scullcap & Valerian Tablets and Valerian Compound that hugely supported Bonnie during her first season in the summer heat. Bonnie has only experienced one fireworks season, so Faye is keen to prepare Bonnie as much as possible, starting Scullcap & Valerian Tablets one month in advance.

“Working with Dorwest is really special. I’m a huge fan of herbal supplements as they’re gentler on the system, and the fact I stumbled upon Dorwest, and now have a full cupboard of supplements, just speaks volumes. The products work wonders and I love the brand’s ethos and values”.

Faye Winter

Read more about our partnership with Faye Winter over on our blog! – Read more

Scullcap & Valerian

These specially selected ingredients work together to help tackle stress, fear and anxiety in your pet:

Valerian – Supports the natural relaxant pathways within the nervous system, without affecting muscle tone.

Mistletoe – Supports the natural calming pathways within the nervous system and helps circulation.
Scullcap – Contains a number of valuable compounds, including those which bind to the GABA receptor and reduce anxiety.

Gentian – Supports the other natural active compounds and helps maintain normal lever function.

Uses: Give daily. For moderate phobias start ten days before, for severe phobias start one month before.
Best used as a course.

Administration Instructions:

Dogs and cats: 1 tablet for every 5kg bodyweight per day, ideally split morning and night.
When the stressful situation is at its worst, this amount can be doubled.

Give the second administration 2 hours before dusk and maintain double amounts for as long as necessary.

Valerian Compound

Help calm your frightened pet quickly and naturally, with our easy-to-give liquid that contains pure extracts of three herbs:

Vervain – Commonly used to help ease anxiety by restoring the nervous system.

Valerian – Supports the natural relaxant pathways within the nervous system, without affecting muscle tone.

Mistletoe – Supports the natural calming pathways within the nervous system and helps circulation.

Contains pure extracts of three herbs in liquid form, which ensure it acts within just 30 minutes.

Uses: Can be used for unplanned events and especially frightening ‘one-off’ situations, and as an addition to Scullcap & Valerian Tablets as a ‘top-up’

Administration Instructions:

Dogs: By mouth or in food.
Small dogs: 1/4 tsp
Medium dogs: 1/2 tsp
Large dogs: 1 tsp
Giant breeds: 1 – 1 1/2 tsp

Cats: A few drops on bedding and a further 1/4 tsp by mouth or in food when fireworks are severe, or in other stressful situations.

Amelia’s top tips for supporting your dog during firework season

With over 250,000 followers across social, Amelia Steele specialises in addressing and preventing behavioural issues in dogs such as aggression, anxiety , resource guarding and reactivity.

Head over to our blog for more top tips from Amelia on how to support your anxious dog this fireworks season or find our three part video series offering tips and advice in the run up to Bonfire Night…

Read the blog

Be sure to keep an eye out on our Instagram, TikTok & YouTube channel for more dog training and behaviour advice in partnership with Dorwest!

Head over to Amelia’s website for more behavioural & training tips, online courses and one-to-one coaching: www.ameliasteele.com/

Part 1

Preparing your dog for Bonfire Night one month before

Part 2

Top tips to support your dog’s anxiety in the weeks leading up to Bonfire Night

Part 3

What you can do to prepare your dog in the days before Bonfire Night


Don’t just take our word for it…

“I have a staffy who is extremely anxious and terrified of sudden loud bangs and fireworks. She is overly fussy as well and runs at guests and won’t stop licking due to anxiety. I have literally tried everything to calm her down and nothing has worked, until I tried Scullcap & Valerian Tablets from Dorwest. Seriously, what a life changer they are. She now greets guests and then takes herself off to do other things. Also, fireworks and other loud bangs no longer bother her. It’s a win win from me. Thank you Dorwest!!!!”

“The Scullcap & Valerian Tablets have been a huge help with our dog’s fear of thunder and fireworks. He will now eat them with his food without being crushed which is a time saver for us. We also gave him the Valerian Compound drops as a booster on top of doubling the tablets when we expected an increase in noise. We now keep him on the lower dose of tablets as he is so much better with unexpected noise. Thank you so much.”


“I bought the Scullcap & Valerian Tablets and Valerian Compound for bonfire night as our dog hates loud bangs! I started him on the tablets a month before and can honestly say that this has been his best year with fireworks. After giving him the tablets and the compound, as well as some Classic FM, he fell asleep! Great products, service & delivery.”

Read more on our blog

We also feature a range of common dog anxiety topics and what you can do to support them.


*2022 trial conducted within University of Cambridge Department of Veterinary Medicine degree including 46 participants and their dogs using Scullcap & Valerian Tablets (unpublished data, full data available on request).

Use code FIREWORKS23 to receive 25% off Scullcap & Valerian Tablets and Valerian Compound when purchased together as a ‘combo pack’. Offer ends 05/11/23. No further discounts apply, including Loyalty Club. Offers subject to availability, whilst stocks last. Dorwest reserve the right to amend or withdraw this offer at any point.

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