Pheromones for De-Stressing Dogs

Pheromones are chemical signals secreted by animals for communicating with members of the same species. During lactation, for example, female dogs secrete a pheromone that reassures their pups when they are close to them. Synthetic copies of these natural pheromones have been developed to assist management of stress-related problems in pets.

Adaptil for Peaceful Pups

Adaptil is the synthetic equivalent of the dog appeasing pheromone secreted by bitches to reassure their pups on contact. It helps dogs handle stressful situations better, such as separation, weaning, transport, fear of noise, firework displays etc. and enables them to adapt to new situations. It is therefore indispensable during the socialisation period of puppies. Adaptil is useful for puppies and dogs of all ages in a variety of situations:

  • Helps promote learning during training and socialisation
  • Helps puppies or adult dogs settle in new homes
  • Helps dogs to cope with challenging situations such as staying in kennels
  • Staying home alone
  • Thunderstorms and fireworks
  • Visiting the vet
  • Travelling in vehicles
  • Night crying in pups
  • Christmas
  • New baby or pet in the house
  • Visitors or strangers

The Adaptil diffuser is great for settling new pups in the home, calming more than one dog in the home and during thunderstorms of fireworks. The spray is useful for transport and boarding situations and now there is an Adpatil Collar that can be worn 24/7. The collar is activated by the dog's body heat and continuously releases the pheromone for one month.

Pheromones are a natural solution to managing stress-related problems in dogs. Pheromonotherapy may be used alone or often in conjunction with other treatment options, such as environmental management, behaviour modification (specific training) and anti-anxiety medication depending on the individual animal and situation. Please contact me if you want help de-stressing your dog.