ADAPTIL Spray contains D.A.P. which can help control or prevent stress in puppies and adult dogs, helping them to deal with challenging situations such as:
Adoption, moving to a new house, or becoming a new member of the family
Staying in a kennel
Staying alone at home – separation anxiety
Combining ADAPTIL Spray with ADAPTIL Diffuser or ADAPTIL Collar may provide optimal results for dogs showing multiple fears in different situations
ADAPTIL Spray is not recommended for use in cases of hyperactivity or aggression.
Canine appeasing pheromone analogue 2%
Isopropanol q.s 20 mL.
The effect of ADAPTIL Spray lasts 4 to 5 hours.
Each 48 ml vial lasts up to 30 days
Each vial lasts approximately 4 weeks. However air turnover, and diffuser location will affect how fast the diffusion occurs (this should only be considered as a guide). It is recommended the diffuser be checked a few days before the refill is due to be changed
A peel off sticker can be found on each ADAPTIL Refill vial. This sticker can be applied to a calendar or diary to remind you when to check your ADAPTIL Diffuser
Duration of use must be adjusted depending on the nature/cause of the fear and according to the duration of combined behavioral therapy
The diffuser should be replaced after six months of use or after using six refills
To help your dog cope with firework/thunderstorm exposure
One to two weeks prior to the expected event plug an ADAPTIL Diffuser in the room where your dog spends the most time or where the dog retreats to during firework exposure. The longer your dog is exposed to the pheromone prior to the fireworks, the better prepared he will be to cope with the challenge.
ADAPTIL Spray can be applied to the dog's bedding to give additional support during the event
To help reduce stress when staying alone at home
Plug the ADAPTIL Diffuser in the room where your dog will spend the most time.
The ADAPTIL Spray can be used in conjunction with the ADAPTIL Diffuser to give additional support.
To help adaptation to new surroundings (adoption, moving home, new family member or pet)
At least 24 hours before the puppy or dog faces the new surroundings, plug in an ADAPTIL Diffuser at floor level in the room where the dog will sleep and spend the most time. The diffuser should be switched on continuously for at least 4 weeks and the refill replaced as required.
Frequently Asked Questions
What pheromone is in ADAPTIL and is this safe to humans?
The pheromone in ADAPTIL is D.A.P.and is identical in nature to the canine appeasing pheromone secreted by nursing mother dogs from 3-5 days after the puppy's birth. As pheromones are species-specific, canine pheromones will have no effect on humans or other pets.
Can ADAPTIL Spray be used directly onto the dog?
No, ADAPTIL should never be applied directly onto a dog.
How long will it take to have an effect on the dog? How long will the effect last for?
ADAPTIL Spray is proven to have an almost immediate effect, lasting 4 to 5 hours. Renew application after this time if necessary. Please remember to leave the object which has been sprayed to dry for at least 15 minutes before introducing the dog to the area for alcohol evaporation.
What type of behavior problems will not be helped by ADAPTIL?
If the behavior is unrelated to stress (over-excitement, aggression, lack of toilet training, hyperactivity or boredom), ADAPTIL will have no effect.
Do I need to use ADAPTIL Spray, ADAPTIL Diffuser or ADAPTIL Collar or several of them?
In some situations, for best results, you may wish to use several of them
Can the liquid from the ADAPTIL Spray be used in the ADAPTIL Diffuser?
No; ADAPTIL Spray is alcohol-based and should never be used in the ADAPTIL Diffuser.