ADAPTIL (D.A.P.) Dog Appeasing Pheromone Spray (60ml) helps stop or prevent fear and stress-related behavior in puppies and adult dogs that result in: destructive behavior, excessive vocalization (barking, whining, etc.), house soiling, excessive licking, anxiety. D.A.P.™ helps comfort the puppies and adult dog in stressful situations such as: introduction to visitors or strangers, visits to the veterinarian, moving to new homes, adoption, novel and unpredictable situations leading to phobic reactions.
In mammals, lactating females release substances called "appeasing pheromones" the function of which is to reassure the offspring. Canine "appeasing pheromones" are secreted by the sebaceous glands of the intermammary sulcus in the lactating bitch.
These pheromones calm the puppy during times of stress and provide reassurance, particularly in unknown environments and when encountering novel experiences.
Research has shown that the reassuring properties of these pheromones persist even into adult age. D.A.P.™ (Dog Appeasing Pheromone) reproduces the properties of the natural "appeasing pheromones" of the bitch.
Uses: ADPATIL 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:
other challengin situations (adoptions, moving house, new member of the family, staying in a kennel, staying alone at home, fireworks, thunderstorm)
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 ir aggression.
Instructions for Use:
To reduce or prevent stress during travelling
Spray 8 to 10 pumps of ADAPTIL at least 15 minutes before the dog is introduced in the invironment (car, carrier, kennel etc...): one spray should be administered to each of the 4 corners, 2 spray to the floor and 2 sprays to the top of the carrier or kennel. The effect should last approximarely 4 to 5 hrs. When transporting your dog on long journeys, we recommend re-spraying the travel carrier or the interior of the vehicle (with the dog removed from the carrier or the car). Please wait 15 minutes for alcohol evaporation.
To help manage stress-related behaviors in other challenging situations (adoption, moving house, new member of the family, staying in a kennel, staying alone at home, fireworks, thunderstorm), in combination with ADAPTIL Diffuser or ADAPTIL Collar
ADAPTIL Spray can be sprayed directly on bedding, inside crates or indoor kennels, at least 15minutes before the dog is introduced into the environment. Renew application twice a day.
ADAPTIL Spray should not be directly sprayed on animals or niear animal's face.
Contact your veterinarian for advice should behavioral or environmental modification be needed.
Aged German Shorthair gets nervous when put into kennel crate. By spraying DAP onto his bedding, he settled down for more relaxed temporary confinement.
UNBELIEVABLE by Charlotte08/25/2009
My dog would pace, pant and shiver when there was even just the threat of a thunderstorm. I was desperate after she woke me up one morning at 4:30am when I couldn't get back to sleep, so I ordered the spray.
The day the spray arrived, we just so happened to have a bad storm that hit. My boyfriend and I didn't think it would work, but I could NOT believe after a few sprays on her bed how calm she was- She didn't shake, pace, pant- nothing. Just layed calmly in her bed while the thunder was cracking.
by from 11/06/2011
this product seems to have positive results. We have 4 dogs & the super-anxious one (border collie) is calmed somewhat. the rest are calmed a lot - not that they were anxious in the first place.
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by from 03/13/2012
Having a dog who was terrified of getting in the car, and to have the dog sit in the car with someone holding the dog as the dog horribly shook has been awful. After some practice and ADAPTIL the dog slowly gets in the car and no one has to hold her. She sits by herself.
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It Works! by Herbie from Newfane, VT02/10/2012
I was pretty skeptical about the effectiveness of DAP, but much to my surprise it really does work! We have a young Australian Shepherd puppy and a 2 yr old Border Collie, both of whom are very high energy pups. But within the first 24 hours we experienced a real mellowness in the house. Our house hasn't been this quiet ever! The BC has even stopped his obsessive behaviors and settles down very appropriately. I wish I had known about DAP before now. I don't hesitate to recommend this product to anyone who is trying to calm the dogs and help the training routine.
Works great by Ravacade11/07/2011
My dog settled down almost immediately. Great product
Does Help by Mollysmom06/15/2010
This product has not completely elimintated our dog's anxiety but it does make it a lot more manageable. If I know a storm is coming I spray her neckerchief and her bed (at night) or her hiding place (during the day). She will still shake, but the pacing, panting and panic have stopped. Now she wll just crawl under the table and hide and shake. It does not seem to be as effective if a storm starts unexpectedly: I need to spray before she gets upset.
Sent a substitute product not the original product by DoxieMom03/29/2012
If you are going to send a substitute product you should notify the consumer first before shipping to verify it is ok with them. You ask for phone number & email address so there is no reason why the customer cannot be contacted. Too much trouble for a disabled person to go through to return so I kept the order (this time). If this continues I may find another company to order from!
Helpful for Restless Senior by Red Dog03/19/2012
I sprayed two pumps onto a bandana, let the alcohol evaporate, and put the bandana on my thirteen year old dog when he was feeling restless in the middle of the night. Within a few minutes, he had settled back down to sleep again. My thirteen year old is not an anxious dog, but he does tend to confuse his sleep and wake cycles, and then he keeps me up at night, pacing around the room, or walking on the bed. It is great having something gentle that I can use to help him fall back to sleep until morning. I keep this spray, along with a bandana, by my bedside now.
Doesn't work by Shugag01/05/2012
This product only made my dog more anxious to the point where she started to panic. Actually made the situation worse. I do not recommend purchasing this product.
DAP by biggruss02/15/2012
after several trys, we have found no difference in our dogs anxiety level while riding in the car so i would have to say that for the high price there is no value.....
Very Effective for PWD by Galen02/13/2008
Used this to put my 3 yr old PWD in her crate to get used to it for airline travel...she settled down more quickly than usual. I will use this for my transatlantic flights in the future.