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about adaptil®

Adaptil® is a synthetic copy of a calming pheromone that is clinically proven to help reduce stress in puppies and adult dogs that leads to inappropriate behaviors.   

What is Adaptil?

Adaptil is a synthetic pheromone that mimics the pheromone mother dogs emit after giving birth to help their puppies feel calm and secure.  Dogs of all ages recognize this pheromone throughout life.  

The Adaptil range of products offer help in many situations, both indoors and outdoors, and for short-term and long-term use.  

Many situations can be perceived as stressful by dogs, such as loud noises (fireworks, thunderstorms, household appliances), going to the vet, traveling by car, home alone, kenneling/boarding, and changes in the home environment or the composition of the family.

How to use Adaptil?

When Adaptil may not work:

There are some situations where Adaptil won't work - or at least won't work without additional concurrent therapy such as behavior modification or even medications.

1.  When the behavior is not stress-related

2.  When the behavior has been present for a very long time or the problems are severe.  Seek advice from a veterinary behaviorist.

3.  Overexcited dogs - an overexcited puppy is not going to be calmed down by Adaptil alone.  In this case, additional training is needed along with the use of Adaptil.

4.  Urination in the home due to a medical condition or lack of toilet access. Always get a clean bill of health from your veterinarian if your dog is house-soiling.

5.  Aggression towards other dogs or humans is a very serious problem. Seek advice from a veterinary behaviorist.


Adaptil Collar

Adaptil Collar large

The Adaptil Collar is activated by body heat and releases the calming pheromone constantly, even when the dog is outside....

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Adaptil Diffuser

Adaptil Diffuser

Scientific studies* have shown that using Adaptil helps to reduce the signs of stress in dogs and puppies exposed to...

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Recommended situations to use Adaptil Collar:

Recommended situations to use Adaptil Diffuser:

Adaptil Spray

Adaptil Spray helps make travel and visits to the vet or to the groomer less stressful. It is a convenient formulation...

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