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travel sickness

Anxiety, excitability, nervousness or simply apprehension are the most common cause of travel sickness in dogs and cats than true motion sickness, which is less common but just as severe and upsetting for both pet and owner.

For anxiety based travel sickness Dorwest produce two products which will help calm and relax your pet.

Scullcap & Valerian tablets or Organic Valerian compound. If a dog or cat is not showing signs of anxiety or nervousness but vomits or has extreme salvation then this is often true motion sickness and Digestive Supplement tablets can be given prior to the journey to settle the stomach. 

Nervousness and anxiety especially affects young animals for whom travelling is a strange new experience but this behaviour can also be carried on into adulthood which can make the condition more ingrained and may take longer to improve. Making steps to desensitise the dog to the car is recommended by simply using the stationary vehicle for play, relaxation and even feeding occasionally, providing it is safe to do so. Then try this with the engine running while the vehicle is stationary and finally introduce short journeys. This will enable your dog to accept the car as part of a normal environment, and these Dorwest products will help to give the dog or cat a sense of wellbeing and help them feel more relaxed. When carried out over a period of time it will help build up confidence and is ideal if adopted from an early age.

Dorwest Scullcap & Valerian Tablets for Dogs And Cats

Dorwest Scullcap & Valerian

A licensed herbal medicine for the symptomatic relief of anxiety, nervousness, excitability and travel sickness, and an adjunct in the treatment of epilepsy in dogs and cats .Invaluable to ​calm and relax dogs and cats suffering from excitability, apprehension, hyperactivity and phobias, such as those from fireworks, thunderstorms or gunfire.

Does not cause drowsiness or impair normal behaviour or performance making it ideal for those needing to be settled for travelling, showing, training or obedience work. Given prior to a journey will calm nervous travellers and is useful where new surroundings or situations might cause apprehension or anxiety. In cats, this tablet is also effective to control territorial spraying as the tranquilising effect reduces the impulse to mark territory. Under veterinary supervision this tablet is used in the control of epilepsy, often in conjunction with conventional anti-convulsant drugs.

Active ingredients: Extract Valerian 5:1 50mg; Extract Mistletoe 3:1 50mg; Scullcap 30mg; Extract Gentian 2:1 24mg.

Dosage: 1-2 tablets per 5kgs bodyweight daily, ideally given as two split doses, depending on the severity of the condition. For use on singular occasions, give 12 hours and 2 hours before event using the higher dosage rate.

Use during pregnancy and lactation: Not recommended

Age from which can be used: 8 weeks of age

Interactions: Can be given in conjunction with any other medication. Long or short term use: Both as the condition requires.

Special warnings: Epilepsy should only be treated in consultation with a veterinary surgeon

Sugar coated tablet: Yes

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Dorwest Scullcap Valerian Compund (Organic) For Dogs And Cats

Dorwest Valerian Compound

An organically certified liquid supplement providing a quick acting solution to calm and control hyperactivity and anxiety. Due to the concentrated organically produced extracts of three herbs that are quickly absorbed into the system this product provides speedy help for those who are fearful or in a stressful situation.This economical and easy to administer liquid calms and controls anxiety, hyperactivity and so is ideal for those occasions when fearful behaviour is a problem, such as thunderstorms, visits to the vet, moving house, travelling etc. It can be dropped directly into the mouth or onto food when a reduction in fear should be noticeable within half an hour. May be given in conjunction with Scullcap & Valerian Tablets for especially scary situations. Cats find the smell of Valerian Compound particularly attractive and if a few drops are placed on the cat’s bedding a reduction in anxiety is quickly apparent and even unmanageable cats become calmer and easier to handle.

Ingredients: Organic extracts of Vervain 50%, Valerian root 25%, Mistletoe 25% conforming to British Herbal Pharmacopoeia standards.

Administration: Small dogs & cats ¼ tsp; Medium dogs ½ tsp; Large dogs 1 tsp; Giant breeds 1½ tsp. given when required. It is not recommended that more than two lots of the above amounts be given in a 24 hour period .Use during pregnancy and lactation: Not recommended

Age from which can be used: 8 weeks of age

Interactions: Can be given in conjunction with any other medication

Long or short term use: Short term use.​

Special warnings: Caution should be taken when administering to exotic cats with low body fat, as very occasionally hyperactivity has been induced. Bottles have a glass pipette dropper for easy administration but which require care in use to avoid breakage or injury.

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Dorwest Digestive Supplement Tablets for Dogs And Cats

Dorwest Digestive Tablets

A dietary supplement to complement the diet by providing natural compounds that maintain good digestion.Contains herbs traditionally used to soothe and comfort the digestive system, to settle windy tummies and reduce flatulence. Ginger and Valerian calm the digestive tract; Rhubarb and Peppermint aid digestion and Slippery Elm is soothing and comforting. Useful for those with rumbling and gurgly tummies, but also ideal if given two hours before travelling for those who find the sensation upsets their tummies even though they are not anxious when making a journey.

Active ingredients: Ginger 30mg; Slippery Elm bark 10mg; Rhubarb 20mg; Valerian root 20mg, Peppermint Oil 0.2mg

Administration: 1 tablet per 10kgs bodyweight, after meals or two hours before travelling

Use during pregnancy and lactation: Yes

Age from which can be used: 8 weeks of age

Interactions: Can be given in conjunction with any other medicationLong or short term use: Both, as required

Sugar coated tablet: No

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