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ADAPTIL Travel Calming Spray for Dogs (20ml)

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Is your dog barking excessively, whining and hiding?

These behaviors are likely caused by fear and anxiety.

ADAPTIL is a clinically proven, drug-free solution that helps your dog feel calmer.

ADAPTIL Travel Spray provides "comforting messages" (dog-appeasing pheromones) that help dogs feel calm and relaxed when traveling in the car or visiting the vet. These odorless messages are only perceived by dogs and provide a strong signal of security and comfort. Cats and people are not affected.

During car trips, spray 8 - 10 pumps directly in your car where your dog sits or sleeps, or in your dog's carrier. It can also be used on collars, bandanas, blankets or beds. Do not spray directly on dog.

  • #1 brand used and recommended by veterinarians.
  • Clinically proven to help reduce signs of stress such as crying, shaking and pacing during car travel in as little as 5 minutes.
  • Drug-free solution that helps make travel and visits to the vet less stressful.
  • During car trips, spray directly in your car where your dog sits or sleeps. Can also be sprayed on collars, bandanas, blankets or beds.
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Useful Information

Learn about Noise Fears and What You Can Do to Help Your Dog.

It's a completely natural reaction to be startled by unexpected, loud noises. In fact, a response to a loud noise is actually a sensible protective mechanism. But some dogs have a reaction to noise so intense that it seriously impairs their quality of life. These extreme reactions are called "noise phobias." Unfortunately, dogs don't outgrow noise phobias and in fact these phobias will likely persist and worsen over time if intervention strategies aren't implemented.

Incidence: Phobias associated with noise are not uncommon in dogs and can be seen as early as 9 weeks of age. Research has shown that up to 50% of dogs may have a noise phobia.1 The most common phobias include fireworks, thunderstorms, vacuum cleaners, loud voices, engines, door bangs, party poppers and bird scare devices. Dogs with noise phobias are often fearful of any loud noises. Dogs of all ages can be afflicted with noise phobias, but in one study 78% of the dogs were between 1 - 5 yrs of age.

Signs & Symptoms: Dogs react differently to noise phobias. Their reaction can be minor - including whinning or panting - or the reaction can be extreme with the dog fractically trying to escape the home of their enclosure.

Some Common Symptoms Are:
  • Trembling
  • Barking
  • Escaping
  • Whimpering
  • Cowering
  • Vomiting
  • Panic
  • Seeking human attention
  • Shaking
  • Hiding
  • Whining
  • Panting
  • Salvating
  • Diarrhea
  • Destructiveness
  • Inappropriate urination or defecation

Causes of Noise Phobias: No one really knows what causes some individuals to develop noise phobias. Possible causes include: genetic sensitivity to loud noises and sudden traumatic events associated with noise.

Dogs at Risk of Noise Phobias: Any dog can develop a noise phobia, but there are some populations of dogs that appear to be more susceptible:

  • Dogs adopted from an animal shelter
  • Certain breeds such as working group dogs, herding breeds and hounds
  • Dogs that were not exposed to noise at a young age, but exposed to noise later in life

Helping your Dog Cope: Reacting to noise is very normal and an instinctual response that helps an animal respond to threats. A healthy response to noise is demonstrated by a quick recovery in the dog when it realizes that there is nothing truly threatening. But a dog that develops an intense, persistent fear of noise has developed a phobia and that is a much more challenging problem to overcome. Dogs experiencing phobias can seriously injure themselves in their attempt to escape from what they perceive an immediate life-threatening danger.

It's also important to realize that dogs may be experiencing anxiety in response to noises no matter how well they may respond to commands during a storm or other noisy event. Fear and anxiety are biological responses that have nothing to do with the intelligence of the dog. In fact, these responses are completely out of the dog's control once the emotional response has been associated with the event that scares them. Even the most well-trained dog who responds to "down" obedience during thunderstorms may still be suffering from fear even if he or she appears to be "well-behaved."

Steps you can take to help your dog cope with Noise Phobia

  • Develop a treatment plan in conjunction with your veterinarian. It's important to make sure your veterinarian is part of the process, as she can guide you to the right resources, monitor your dog's progress and offer medical intervention if necessary.
  • Build a "Safe Area" or Den for your dog to escape from noise when needed. Pick an area that is quiet, away from windows and activity. Your dog may already have an area she favors such as a closet or under the bed. You can create an area by putting a blanket over a kennel. Make sure the area is comfortable, with a dog bed or blankets. Give her treats, toys and chews in the den so that she associates the area with good, positive things. Never force her into this area or lock her into it! It must be a place that she chooses to go because she feels safe there! Also supplement the area with Adaptil pheromone products to help provide additional reassurance. Allow her the freedom to access the den whenever she needs to, and ask the family to leave her alone and not approach her when she is in the den - letting her come to you when she is ready.
  • Use clinically proven pheromones. Adaptil® is the only clinically proven pheromone product to help reduce reactions to loud noises including fireworks and thunderstorms.2,3 Adaptil® is a synthetic copy of a comforting pheromone emitted by the mother dog after birth. These pheromones help comfort and reassure puppies. This pheromone can be detected by dogs of all ages and signals a calm and confident presence. For best results, start using Adaptil® at least one week prior to the stressful event (if possible), and continue use for a full 30 days. Adaptil® has no contra-indications, can be used long term and also can be used with drug or nutritional therapies.
  • Your veterinarian may recommend medication. There are several short-term medications that can be given on an "as needed" basis. There are also drugs that can be given continuously to manage long-term stressful situations. Long-term medications may be more important when the dog has other anxiety-related problems.
  • Consider desensitization training. If a dog is afraid of noises, desensitization training may be needed. Desensitization means to make less sensitive. It involves a gradual process of exposing the dog to the trigger that he fears with a weaker, less threatening version. Over time the dog becomes desensitized to the noise at the weaker level. The noise is slowly intensified until a full or normal version is reached. You can find more information about this process at ASPCA.ORG.

Behavioral therapy should only be carried out when the chance of exposure to noises is small. It typically takes around 6 weeks to begin to see an improvement, and should therefore be started well ahead of anticipated noisy events such as thunderstorms and fireworks. For fireworks and thunderstorm phobias, behavioral therapy is best introduced in the fall, but may vary region to region.

Help Prevent Noise Phobias in Young Dogs. To help prevent noise phobias in puppies, it is important to expose puppies to a variety of mild sounds and stimuli while they are young, Use lots of treats and positive reinforcement when they experience new and potentially frightening things.

  • Expose your puppy to a variety of different (mild) noises, lights, handling and movement
  • Fit puppies, especially those adopted from a shelter, with an Adaptil collar as soon as they are adopted. Continue using a collar for the next 4 months to help them through the critical learning and socialization phase

Customer Reviews

Review Summary
19 Reviews
53% (10)
16% (3)
11% (2)
5% (1)
16% (3)
84% Recommend this product (16 of 19 responses)
By Doxie M.
Jacksonville FL
Really works!
January 18, 2019
Have used Adaptil for years and it really works. We have a lot of thunderstorms in Florida. Also great for the holidays when the rude neighbors set off fireworks! We spray on their blankies and also spray a little on their bandanas. Really helps calm them down.
By IzzysMum
Excellent for working with anxious dogs
August 9, 2017
This is the original formula - and works in a variety of settings. You don't need a specially infused collar, for example. Just spray on a bandana and put around the dog's neck.
May 12, 2017
I just sprayed this ADAPTIL 250 on my puppy's stuffed animal and put it in her pen with her , and she never cried or whined the first night. It did the trick. I would recommend it to anyone. Works great!
By Jethrosmommy
Van Wert, OH
Calming Jethro
March 18, 2017
I have only used the Adaptil a couple of times since I received it. Jethro was looking at the birds in the yard and barking non stop. I finally sprayed a little in his area and he calmed down immediately. I was impressed.
By cjl110
Louisville, KY
It really works!
February 27, 2017
My 11 year old Chihuahua is taking anti-anxiety medication but sometimes that isn't enough - at times he still jumps on and off the furniture and wanders endlessly. My vet recommended this spray to use in conjunction with the medication and it really does work to relieve my dog's anxiety. I spray it on a scarf or a sweater and he calms down - he used to not like wearing any kind of clothes but that's changed with the use of this product, I think because it makes him feel better, and it is nicer for me to see him calmer.
By Lillibet714
Burlington, VT
Great Product for Anzious Dogs
February 9, 2017
I was skeptical but open minded; I needed something to help calm my 12 year old dog who we fostered/adopted and rescued from her first 3 years of horrendous abuse, including being shot. She has calmed significantly over the 9 years with us BUT, new & strange situations still put her into full body tremors. I use the Adaptil spray around her bed before she sleeps and in our SUV before we load the pups up in the car, and I bought an Adaptil collar which she wears daily to help when she's outside our home. With Adaptil, she is a new dog and far, far, more calm in all situations. It helps her to relax and enjoy her life more and use her nose more, keeping her out of her head worrying. I would recommend Adaptil to anyone with a highly anxious dog.
By Bill
calming spray for dogs; hope it works well
August 4, 2016
Our dog is very sensitive to loud, sharp sounds such as fireworks. He gets so bad that he just pants and shakes and won't even sit down. So far, so good with the calming spray. We are hoping it gets us all through the summer fireworks more comfortably.
By Cat
adaptil spray
August 2, 2016
I really like this product and have used it before. we take all kinds of measures to help our dogs when it thunders, one is using this spray. However I am very disappointed with the new plastic bottle and the amount in the bottle, it was not full and when I called to question why about a 1/4 was missed, I was told that another bottle showed the same amount. the liquid was only up to the top of the label. I think that is not acceptable given the price of $25 and that was on sale. I will search for another place to purchase where amount is guaranteed
By SarahMay
It worked for my dog perfectly.
February 26, 2016
Ok, you need to understand your dog's fear to know if this is going to work. I do not think it would help with barking. I think it would work best with specific PTSD related issues. Not sure if it would work perfectly for fireworks but would really help, same for the vet or dentist and groomer if your dog hates that, it will take the edge off, but they are still going to be upset.
My dog had experienced a hydroplaning car accident with me in the rain. She developed a fear of driving in the car in the rain (which she has now grown out of this second winter and no longer needs this product). She would pant from fear from driving in the rain, no matter who was driving the car, if I was with her or not. She was never panting from being hot, always in cold conditions and she would stop panting when the car was parked in the rain and she would never pant if there was no rain. I think the windshield wipers might of been the trigger. Anyways, this product really helped her when applied ahead of time to her car bed before the drive. I also sprayed it on her coat. If your dog doesn't wear clothes I recommend tying a bandanna around their neck with this spayed on it. Usually she "napped" quietly without panting more than an occasional time when we had to drive her in the rain. Thankfully our really dry summers helped her forget and the following winter she is 100% cured :) Oh and I tried a "thunder vest" before this, and it did not work. This product does what it says.
By Bo
Plantation FL
It's the best
January 31, 2016
I've tried it and it works, in fact my vet place uses it all over the building, including boarding area .Good stuff.
By rotten
somewhat calming
November 3, 2015
My dog is older, blind and deaf, although the Adaptil did not calm her completely it did reduce her anxiety.
By Doxiemom
Calms my hounds
September 24, 2015
When the family leaves the house for outings other than normal scheduled routines, we use this spray. We spray it around the outside of the dogs area and on some of their bedding. This products works for my dogs as we don't hear them barking or howling when we leave. One of my dogs has anxiety attacks and will lick his fur until it's wet, raise his respiratory rate, and make his eyes get red. This product works great for him as it keeps him calm. We recommend this product.
By southerner
Southern USA
Did not work for my dog
August 23, 2015
Spent money for nothing. This product did not help my dog with any type of anxiety.
Will not recommend this product.
By sgreene978
Broward County FL
Gave it a Try
April 27, 2015
Your D.A.P. was recommended to us by the trainer we are now using for our 2 1/2 year old miniature Schnauzer/Chihuahua mix. We were using it in an effort to calm barking when she sees anyone passing by our home or approaching the front door.
We followed the directions, spraying the fabric on her everyday collar, as well as on her training collar and a kerchief she occasionally wears. Then we'd await 15-20 minutes before placing the sprayed item on her, as directed.
We've made several attempts using all three items, but there was no noticeable difference in her demeanor or behavior. The barking only occurs under the cases mentioned above, so it would have been easy to determine if the D.A.P. was having any effect. Unfortunately, it has not.
By Abby's m.
Adaptil not used yet
April 1, 2015
Waiting to use the spray for Spring clipping, which has not happened yet. Stay tuned. Vet highly recommends it, though, and his word is gospel as far as I am concerned.
By Jack
Ontario, Canada
Smaller than expected
February 10, 2015
I love this product and always order it from Entirely Pets as it is cost effective to do so. I was really disappointed this time however, because of the size of the bottle - it is less than 1/2 the size that I normally ordered. I have to pay an exchange rate and shipping to Canada so it was a double whammy.
By whynotpugs
Not a miracle, but a very effective tool.
September 14, 2014
There is not a miracle cure for a dog's anxiety; but for an effective tool in helping with anxiety, I have had good luck with this product. My dogs have more of a general anxiety reaction to situations which could explain the good results we have had. They do not have severe anxiety reactions like those with really bad separation anxiety or weather-related anxiety. This product may not be as effective on dogs with severe anxiety.

Several of my Pugs and our mixed-breed are nutty at nail-trimming time and become anxious on car trips and vet trips. This product seems to really take the edge off their anxiety. I'll spray it on my hands and on their lower backs avoiding face and eyes. They definitely have a better experience with routine activities that usually make them anxious.
By Sheree
Detroit Suburb,Michigan
Didn't work
June 28, 2014
Waste of money, bought this to support the DAP collar, no change in behavior. He is terrifed of storms and fireworks.
By Bonnie
May 14, 2014
I occasionally need to crate my beagle when people come to the house...and he howls and actually rubs the skin off his nose on the crate door. DAP works more howling or scraping his nose up!!! He was actually asleep when I went to get him, before he would have been frantically scratching at the door!!!

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