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ADAPTIL Calm Home Diffuser Refill for Dogs (48mL)

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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 Calm Home Diffuser Refill provides “comforting messages” (dog appeasing pheromones) that helps dogs feel calm and relaxed in situations like loud noises (thunderstorms and fireworks), staying home alone, or other fearful situations. These odorless messages are only perceived by dogs and provide a strong signal of security and comfort. Cats and people are not affected.

ADAPTIL Calm Refill vials include one refill vial (diffuser head sold separately).

Plug in diffuser where your dog spends the most time. Should be used continuously for at least 30 days. Covers an area up to 700 sq. ft.

It is recommended to replace the refill every 4 weeks, even if a small amount of liquid remains in the vial (the vial will never be completely empty).

  • #1 brand used and recommended by veterinarians.
  • Clinically proven to work.
  • Drug-free solution that helps reduce signs of fear and anxiety, like whining, hiding and excessive barking.
  • Provides your dog with continuous and constant comfort. Refill includes one refill vial that lasts up to 30 days (diffuser head not included, sold separately).
  • 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 geas 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 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 amny 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
  • Salvatign
  • 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 dogs control once the emotional response has been associated with the event that scares the animal. 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 blankents. 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 - lettung her come to you when she is ready.
  • Use clinically proven pheromones. Adaptil® is te 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. Dor best resilts, start using Adaptil® at least one week prior to the stressul event (if possible), and contine 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 weak, 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 nomal 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
18 Reviews
61% (11)
11% (2)
6% (1)
6% (1)
17% (3)
72% Recommend this product (13 of 18 responses)
By Jamie
Sandy lake, PA
Dog with Anxiety
April 27, 2020
We rescued a Yorkie Poo on Christmas eve 2018 (wasn't planned that way). Whenever we would leave the house he would tear stuff up that he could get to, ex. pens, paper. After a visit to our vet he was diagnosed with anxiety, which at that point our vet recommended this diffuser that only he could smell and it would calm him down. After trying it for the first month, it worked! However the refills at the vet was $40 for a month supply, After researching if I could get it for less, I found this site and found this same item for a 1/3 of the cost! Ordered it and it works and is the same thing I would have gotten at the vets office. I'll be ordering this every month going forward.
Merchant Response:Thanks for the review Jamie. Amazing how these pharamones are able to work wonders with anxious dogs. You and your Yorkie Poo take care
Helps with anxiety, humans can't smell it The diffuser has to be plugged in and in an area that is open, sometimes this is hard depending on how your area is arranged
By Cheri
plug in warming diffuser leaks oil all over
July 15, 2019
I feel like my dogs are calmer and not as anxious over being left home alone with the oil diffuser however it leaks the oil all over. I was glad I plugged it in over the counter so the oily mess was easily cleaned up from the hard surface - I don't know what I would have done if that oil had leaked out all over my carpet. If you purchase this - be wary of plugging it into an electrical outlet that is located over your carpet or any other soft surface you wouldn't want to get all oily.
My dogs are somewhat calmer. Leaks oil all over. Won't last 30 days at the rate it's leaking.
By Rev S.
May 17, 2018
This arrived 2 days ago and my dog is so relaxed! He has experienced separation anxiety in the past, leading to urination issues in my absence. When I left today, he was calm, and when I arrived home, there were no accidents. I immediately ordered a second unit for the bedroom!
This really worked for us! Plug needs 4 ft clearance above
Ontario Canada
February 11, 2016
Not sure how well it works but I continue to use it since I have a dog that suffers from anxiety separation and I keep trying everything available
By mjseldin
Excellent product
February 2, 2015
I have been purchasing this product from you directly for a few months and have used it with great success. This last time I ordered it thru Amazon (but fulfilled by you) and was disappointed that the shipping took as long as it did. I will order it directly from you only, moving forward.
By Nell
Tillsonburg, ON CANADA
June 28, 2014
Not sure about this product didn't get the results we we're hoping for. The diffuser dried out the stem on the refill and I would have to unplug it because it would burn the stem of the refill. Once the stem was wet I could plug it back in again. Maggie is still terrified.
By kay
Not wasting my money
October 10, 2013
I tried this product and it didnt help my dog's anxiety at all
By Beagle M.
Wilsonville, OR
Helpful Product!
June 27, 2013
Helpful when dogs are stressed due to weather, separation anxiety, new environment and many other reasons. Nice to have on hand to help when needed.
By Alanna
nice idea but didn't help my dog
April 25, 2013
My dog is suffering from separation anxiety....this product has not helped in the least. It is a wonderful idea but it isn't helping. I bought a refill and will use it but if the dog has not improved by the end of that one, I am unplugging the thing and saving my electricity! (Nothing I have done or purchased has helped my dog at all!!)
By moke
Elko, NV
Wasn't a believer
April 8, 2013
Vet suggested this after Clomicalm helped, but didn't stop behavior. Ordered diffuser and I didn't think much about it, but knew the month was up. I didn't get around to changing it (4 days late) -Big mistake! Anxiety came back in a big way this morning and I put the replacement in right away. Will have to see how many days it takes to bring the calm back again. Learned the hard way, this Adaptil Diffuser really helps.
By bertholfa
Seen a lot of improvement
March 6, 2013
Diffuser has seemed to help calm our two male beagles down. We also received the product really fast which we greatly appreciated!
By Kate549
Bridgeville, PA
DAP For The Anxious Pet
February 5, 2013
I have a lemon beagle mix and to say he is spoiled, is an understatement! I plug the DAP in when I am going to leave for a few hours and when I return, the barking ("thought you'd never get home bark") is not as harsh. They do not know that you are coming back and DAP helps. Hunter is a rescue/abused dog and DAP keeps him calm. Give DAP products a try for your pet. The diffuser refill works best for us.
By oldbat44
This is a miracle product!
February 3, 2013
This product makes all the difference in our home. We have many rescued dogs and this diffuser with DAP keeps everyone happy and calm. If I forget to order, I can begin to see a change in the dogs demeanor and behavior within 48 hours. Would never be without this stuff!!
By Pat
Reynoldsburg OH
Review for ADAPTIL Calm Home Diffuser Refill for Dogs (48mL)
October 23, 2012
Have used one bottle already. Will have to order more in December. Our dog does become more calm during storms when using her calming device. Your price is very good.
By Wiley
Boston, MA
October 22, 2012
My small cock-a-poo, anxious with thunder and loud bangs as fireworks appears more comfortable with the plug in D.A.P. My large Wienaraner, who has extreme anxiety issues is more at ease with the D.A.P. plug in and spray for kerchief around his neck.

Thanks for a good product.
By Jackie
I highly recommend this product
October 12, 2011
My dog Buster has struggled with anxiety of all sorts for years, since we've added the DAP diffusers and collars he's much more relaxed when we come home after he's been alone for a few hours and he's much better behaved when we meet other dogs and strangers.
By rmeo
Life Saver
June 9, 2009
have a 6 year old English Setter with severe separation anxiety, soiling inside and outside the kennel and literally hurting himself when I left. I tried Clomacalm which didn't help. I was advised to put him to sleep so as a last resort tried this and it was an instant relief! I wish I had known about this several years ago!!
By Renee'
Not bad...........
April 26, 2008
This really seems to be helping my terrier with his seperation anxiety when left at home.

Questions and Answers

1 Question & 0 Answers
from Eureka, California asked:
March 12, 2015
I have a Keeshond (a LOT of fur). Would the collar work on her without my having to shave her neck? I would hate to have to do that, but the collar seems to be the best choice in her case.