Adaptil collar for puppies and small dogs 45 cm
Stress relief collar for dogs
The Adaptil Collar is easy to use and convenient as it releases the dog appeasing pheromone constantly (even when the dog is outside). The dog’s body temperature and close contact warm the collar and encourages the diffusion of pheromones into the local environment. It is essential the Adaptil Collar is in close contact with the dog’s skin at all times.
Adaptil Collar is ideal for:
Travelling (for dogs travelling often or for long journeys and/or going to new destinations such as on holiday, moving home etc.)
Loud noises (thunderstorms or fireworks), especially for dogs living mostly outdoors and who cannot be kept home during such events
Staying home alone (especially for outdoor dogs).
Two sizes of adjustable collars are available:
Each collar lasts up to 4 weeks and can be replaced as required.
How do I fit an ADAPTIL® collar?
Place a finger in the plastic loop situated in the inside of the collar close to the buckle
Using this loop pull the thin plastic to uncoil the collar
Fasten the collar
Place over your dogs head to tie loosely around the neck
Tighten the collar to fit snugly with your dog’s skin
You should be able to place no more than 2 fingers between collar and dog’s skin
Ensure the collar is fixed inside the buckle
Cut off the excess portion of the collar
Note regarding puppies: as the puppy grows, it’s important to regularly adjust the fit of the collar to make sure it’s not too tight.
The Adaptil Collar is proven to work on all breeds of dog, as long as it is fitted correctly.
The appeasing pheromone is released almost immediately. The Collar will not work when it is wet, but diffuses again as soon as it’s dry.
If your dog wears another collar, it is important to ensure the Adaptil Collar stays in contact with the skin. Please note the Adaptil collar cannot be used to attach a leash.
Do not use the collar on dogs with extensive skin lesions.
Do not open the protective pouch until the product is ready for use.
How does the ADAPTIL® Collar work?
When the ADAPTIL® Collar comes in contact with the dog’s skin, the dog’s body temperature warms the collar and promotes the diffusion of the pheromone into the local environment. As a result, the ADAPTIL® Collar should be placed snuggly on the dog’s neck to ensure proper contact.
How quickly does the collar start to diffuse once on a dog?
The ADAPTIL® Collar begins diffusing the pheromone immediately upon being fitted to your dog. Be sure to adjust the collar properly, and check regularly to ensure a proper fit (in particular with growing puppies).
The most common reason ADAPTIL® Collar users see a decrease in efficacy is that the collar is too loose and is not being warmed enough by the dog’s body heat.
How long will the collar be effective?
ADAPTIL® Collar will be effective for up to 4 weeks. After this time, according to your veterinarian’s recommendation, you may need to renew the collar.
Can I use ADAPTIL® Collar together with other collars or bandanas?
While other collars will not impair the effectiveness of ADAPTIL® Collar, it is important to ensure that the ADAPTIL® Collar remains in close contact with the skin and is not covered by the other collar or bandana. If the ADAPTIL® Collar is covered or is not in continuous contact with the dog’s skin, the release of the pheromone may be compromised and the positive effect on your dog reduced.
Does my dog have to wear the ADAPTIL® Collar all the time for it to be effective?
Once your dog is wearing a collar, he should continue to wear it for the full 30 days for the best efficacy. Some conditions may require a longer period of usage, and collar replacement after 30 days.
Can I use a large ADAPTIL collar on my small dog and cut it down to size? Will it be too strong?
You can resize the collar to fit your smaller dog. The large collar contains the same concentration of pheromone as the small collar (5% pheromone) but is just sized differently in regards to its length and width. However, note that the small/medium Adaptil® Collar is more convenient for small breed puppies and adult dogs, as it is thinner in width.
Can I use the ADAPTIL® Collar intermittently, or only when needed?
It is advised to leave the collar around the dog’s neck at all times for one month once opened. Your dog will benefit by constantly being exposed to the pheromone. If you remove the collar, the pheromone will still be released but at a lower rate (even when kept at a low temperature (i.e. in the refrigerator) and the efficiency of the collar may be affected (it is impossible to quantify how long the collar will remain effective). The 4 week efficacy cannot be ascertained.
In addition, for best results, the ADAPTIL® collar should be worn continuously (as proven by clinical trials).
There are other forms of ADAPTIL® which are more suitable for intermittent use such as the ADAPTIL® Spray.