RSPCA Halifax and Huddersfield Animal Products
Zylkene is a natural product, proven to help manage stress in cats and dogs. Purchase in packs of ten tablets.
For short term stress e.g travelling, begin Zylkene 24 hours before the journey and give a second dose 1 hour before travelling.
For moderate length stress e.g. kenneling, fireworks, begin Zylkene one or two days before the anticipated stressful situation and continue for the duration of the stress.
Zylkene can help manage long term stress. The initial period of use should be 1 - 2 months, and can be repeated as requried. You do not have to wean off Zylene.
Behaviour modification techniques will also aid the management of stress related problems in dogs and cats.
The average daily intake required 15mg/kg, given once daily. The pet's behaviour should be re-evaluated after a 15-30 day course and the daily intake modified if necessary. Zylkene is palatable and easy to give - open the capsule and mix the powder with food or a treat such as cheese or tuna. The capsule can also be given whole.
Up to 5kg (11lb)- 1 capsule a day
5-10kg (11-22lbs)- 2 capsules a day
10-20kg (22-44lb)- 1 capsule daily
20-40kg (44lb-88lb)- 1 capsule daily
over 40kg (88lbs)- 2 capsules daily
No side effects have been associated with the use of Zylkene and it can be given with other products. Zylkene is hypoallergenic, preservative free and lactose free. Zylkene is non-chemically manufactured to human pharmaceutical standards (GMP)
Zylkene can help many dogs and cats cope with difficult situations such as fireworks, however there are some pets that have serious phobias and may need prescription medications. Even the slightest noise causes hugh amounts of stress and an extreme reaction in these animals- some even hurt themselves. If this sounds like your pet, then make an appointment with your vet to discuss management- sometimes referral to a behaviourist is needed.
This product should not be used in food producing animals.For information about feline and canine stress please click here