Keep your pet calm this Firework Season

We know how distressing it can be when your dog is afraid and 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. Scullcap & Valerian Tablets and Valerian Compound naturally relax your pet without causing drowsiness. 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.

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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!

Are you ready?

Tip: Consider starting firework desensitisation programmes. That gently introduce the sound of fireworks to your pet in the hope of helping them realise that they have nothing to fear

Tip: Creating a safe, snug area for your pet to retreat to if they feel anxious helps 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. Act normal. Your pet looks to you for cues as to whether they need to be worried so stay with your pet to reassure them with your presence.

Scullcap & Valerian Tablets

Specially selected active herbs work together to help reduce stress, fear and anxiety in pets.

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

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.

How do these differ from others designed to calm pets?

The active herbs in Scullcap & Valerian Tablets and Valerian Compound work to naturally support the calming pathways within the nervous system, reducing anxiety and relaxing pets without immobilising muscles or causing drowsiness.

They don’t make pets dopey or wobbly – in fact they are widely used for agility and show dogs when they need to be alert and focused, but calm.

Are they safe?

Scullcap & Valerian and Valerian Compound are trusted by pet owners and veterinary professionals across the world and used in all shapes and sizes of cats and dogs. The only situation that we are unable to recommend Scullcap & Valerian Tablets for is during pregnancy or lactation, due to the difficulties of performing specific safety tests. If you do have a specific concern, please don’t sit and worry – we are always available via our advice line.

Do they really work?

Scullcap & Valerian Tablets and Valerian Compound are trusted by pet owners and veterinary professionals across the world for over 50 years to help anxiety and fear in pets. From helping those pets with a naturally ‘nervy’ personality to full-on fireworks phobias, there are countless testimonials about how these products have helped restore calm in households that were previously ruled by their four-legged family members’ anxiety and fears.

How are they best used?

Preparation is key, so if you know your pet is afraid of fireworks, or suffers with another noise phobia, it’s a good idea to start planning ahead – ideally at least a month in advance of the expected event. During this time, our Scullcap & Valerian Tablets, when given daily, can help naturally relax your pet and make sure that they are in a calmer state when the scary noises start. Best results are seen when used alongside gentle and consistent behavioural training, such as noise desensitisation programmes. It’s never too late though and even if you only start Scullcap & Valerian Tablets the day or so before that scary event, your pet will still benefit. For situations where you are ‘caught-out’ (for example thunderstorms or an unexpected fireworks display), our liquid Valerian Compound is a great short-term and quicker-acting option. It can be administered orally, or cats especially love it if a few drops are placed on a cloth wherever they sleep to help them relax. Valerian Compound can also be used alongside Scullcap & Valerian Tablets as a ‘top-up’.

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