Zylkene 75 mg for cats and dogs up to 10 kg 30 capsules
Used in helping dogs and cats cope when facing unusual and unpredictable situations or before occasions such as a change in their normal environment
What is Zylkène?
Zylkène is a complementary feed for cats and dogs which contains a natural product, derived from casein, a protein in milk. It is a molecule well known to promote the relaxation of newborns after breastfeeding. Launched in April 2008, Zylkène has become a familiar product for veterinary surgeons, behaviourists, nurses and pet owners for use in helping pets cope when facing unusual and unpredictable situations or before occasions such as a change in their normal environment.
> Cost effective
> Easy to give
> Given once daily
> Preservative free
> Lactose free
> Zylkène is available in three sizes – the different sized capsules are also colour coded.
The recommended daily amounts are:
Zylkène 75 mg
Up to 5kg: 1 capsule a day
5-10 kg: 2 capsules a day
How to use Zylkène
With just once daily administration, Zylkène is very easy to give and because Zylkène is a product derived from milk, it is also very palatable and well accepted by both dogs and cats.
There are several ways to administer Zylkène:
> By opening the capsule and mixing with your pet’s usual food or as a treat.
> By mixing with liquids, such as the oil from a tin of tuna (Zylkène is water soluble).
Ideally Zylkène supplementation should be started a few days before required, for example before the fireworks season begins or before a kennel or cattery stay. Our pets are often clever at associating differences in our behaviour and relating them to an upcoming change in their environment or lifestyle, especially when the activity is repeated. These changes in our behaviour are known as ‘cues’. An example is when your dog or cat may have learned that the activity of packing a suitcase means a stay in the kennel or cattery for them.
This is a typical situation where Zylkène should be started the day before you get your suitcase from its normal storage place.
For long term scenarios such a new born baby into the family, Zylkène should be given for a minimum of 1-2 months or even longer if necessary.