ADAPTIL DIFFUSER & REFILL 48ML (DOG APPEASING PHEROMONE)
Pheromones are chemical messengers used for communication between members of a species. The pheromones emitted by one individual can affect and change the behaviour of other individuals of the same species. In mammals, all lactating females release substances called appeasing pheromones, whose function is to calm and reassure the offspring. Canine appeasing pheromones are secreted by the sebaceous glands of the intermammary sulcus in the lactating bitch, These pheromones calm the puppy at times of stress and provide reassurance, particularly in unknown environments and when encountering novel experiences. Research has shown that the reassuring properties of these pheromones persist even into adult age.
The pheromone in ADAPTIL is a synthetic copy of the natural canine appeasing pheromone. It has a comforting and reassuring role in both puppies and adult dogs. The concentration of pheromone in the air at anyone time is very small and, as pheromones are species-specific, the appeasing pheromone in ADAPTIL will have no effect on humans or other animal species.
Since pheromones are not systemically absorbed, the absence of toxicity and side effects makes them particularly beneficial to sick or aged pets, and allows for their safe use alone or in combination with psychotropic drug therapy.
ADAPTIL is recommended for the control and management of fear and/or stress-related behaviours in puppies and adult dogs including separation anxiety, destructive behaviour, vocalisation, house-soiling, hypersalivation and excessive licking, sleep disorders, feeding problems and phobias such as fear of thunderstorms and fireworks. ADAPTIL can also help dogs be more responsive to behavioural therapy and training.
ADAPTIL helps puppies more readily adapt to their new environment after adoption or re-homing. It comforts dogs in new or stressful environments, and helps them to cope more easily with visitors and strangers. ADAPTIL is also useful in reducing anxiety associated with transportation, visits to the vet, and boarding in kennels, and can reduce stress for dogs in a shelter environment.