WHAT IS ADAPTIL?
Adaptil is based on a natural pheromone produced by the mother near her mammary tissue to comfort and reassure her puppies. Dogs are particularly susceptible to the effects of pheromones and smells, so respond wonderfully to Adaptil in a range of situations.
Adaptil was previously known as DAP and is recommended by vets and behaviourists to lower anxiety levels, help with problem behaviours and assist with new puppies settling into their forever homes.
WHEN SHOULD YOU USE ADAPTIL?
Dogs that suffer separation anxiety may be destructive at home, or vocalise/bark and show distress when you leave the house. Providing your dog with something to chew on as you leave and plugging in an Adaptil diffuser or using an Adaptil Collar can help to lower the stress threshold and help your dog cope.
Adaptil is also great for noise phobias, visits to the vet or kennels, introductions of new pets and for rescue pets as they are settling into their new home.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN BUYING ADAPTIL
Simply check that the tamper seal is in place when you purchase your Adaptil and please also check the expiry date.
The diffuser and collar should be replaced monthly.
An Adaptil Collar should fit snugly so that the warmth of your dog’s skin can activate the product. The collar comes in two sizes:
The puppy/small dog size fits dogs with a neck of up to 37.5cm,
The medium/large dog size fits necks up to 62.5cm.
Any excess collar length can be trimmed with a pair of scissors.
WHERE CAN YOU BUY ADAPTIL?
Adaptilis available through the Love That Pet online pet store or your local vet clinic.
WHAT ELSE DO I NEED?
If your dog is suffering from anxiety, consider also theThundershirt for dogs. If your dog has anxiety or behaviour problems that are not responding to pheromones, consider visiting a vet that has an interest in behaviour.a