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How Adaptil Can Help Your Puppy

Although your puppy is still very young, it has already gone through some major life events.

Some of these first time experiences include:

  • Leaving its mother and siblings
  • Traveling in a car
  • Entering an unfamiliar environment
  • Meeting new people and dogs

Over the next few weeks and months your puppy will have many more "firsts".

Unfortunately, not all puppies cope very well with these new experiences and this can cause behavioural problems to start from an early age.

In the wild, puppies will stay as a family unit much longer than they do now. They would have their monther, siblings and familiar surroundings to help them cope with new experiences and learn about the world around them. In the 21st Century, we expect out puppies to deal with many strange and unnatural situations without the support they would normally have.

A few situations which may create anxiety in your new puppy include:

  • Meeting unfamiliar dogs and people
  • Going to unfamiliar environments such as the park
  • Car travel
  • Traffic and other loud noises
  • Fireworks and thunderstorms

We know that when a puppy becomes anxious about something, this can get worse with time and result in behaviours that are negative and difficult to treat.

Naturally Preventing Problems

Pheromones are chemicals that animals use to communicate to one another. There are many pheromones in the animal kingdom providing several different signals.

ADAPTIL (contains Dog Appeasing Pheromone) is a synthetic copy of the natural appeasing pheromone that puppies are exposed to after birth when feeding from their mother. When used on any age dog it mimics the properties of this natural reassuring signal. Thus reducing anxiety and preventing fear and stress related behaviours.

The pheromone is crucial to a puppy's development and assists it in the wild to maintain confidence when exploring the environment. Recent studies have shown that when ADAPTIL is used in puppies, it results in more confident, well-adjusted adult dogs, which have learnt to adapt and fit in with our busy lifestyles.

ADAPTIL is available in the convenient formulations. Please discuss ADAPTIL with your veterinarian to decide on which formulation is most suitable for your puppy.

Remember, prevention is better than a cure, and ADAPTIL can help your puppy become a confident adult and enjoy its life with you.

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