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Zylkene for Cats and Dogs

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Manufacturer: Vetoquinol

From: £9.83
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20 x 75mg Capsules


20 x 225mg Capsules


20 x 450mg Capsules


100 x 75mg Capsules


100 x 225mg Capsules


100 x 450mg Capsules



Zylkene for Cats and Dogs are natural pet de-stressing capsules to help manage stress in dogs.

Dogs obviously cannot tell us how they are coping with stress, but they can alter their behaviour. Any alteration in normal behaviour patterns may demonstrate that your dog is unhappy and may be stressed. Zylkene can help.

All pets can suffer from stress and it is often difficult to recognise that your pet is stressed, it may adopt a low posture and look agitated and more excitable than normal. However, sometimes the signs are more subtle and trickier to spot. Your dog may be reluctant to go to certain places, toilet training may breakdown - perhaps going indoors, it may start grooming excessively or vocalise. Zylkene can help with these periods of stress either on a short term basis or longer term as required.

Zylkene is not a traditional drug, rather made from a protein found in milk. This protein peptide which binds temporarily to certain receptors in the brain, cause a calming influence to your pet. It has undergone much research and has been shown to be effective in both dogs and cats with a taste which is readily accepted with no fuss. It can be given for shorter periods of time to cover a particular event or can be given longer term if required


  Weight of Animal Daily Quantity
Cats & Small Dogs Up to 5kg 1 x 75mg Capsule
5 - 10kg 2 x 75mg Capsules
Medium Dogs 10 - 15kg 1 x 225mg Capsule
15 - 30kg 2 x 225mg Capsule
Large Dogs 15 - 30kg 1 x 450mg Capsule
30 - 60kg 2 x 450mg Capsules

Behaviour modification techniques and toys can also help your pet to deal with stress – ask your vet or behaviourist for further advice.

Reviews (16)

Overall rating: (4.7 of 5)

5 stars: (14)
4 stars: (1)
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1 stars: (1)
Carrie Holden
September 2019

Zylkene is excellent and works really well for my very nervous ex stray cat. I've been feeding him for 7 years, it took 2 years for him to allow me to stroke just his head & 4 years to feel confident enough to stay indoors, but he still has to have the interior doors open to this day otherwise he panics & wants to go back outside. Even after 7 years of knowing me, he still often flinches when I attempt to stroke him-I dread to think what's happened to him in his past. Zylkene has helped to calm him, I've mainly used it when a vet appointment is due, as he hates enclosed spaces, so a cat carrier is his worst nightmare & he hates travelling in the car & bus. I sprinkle Zylkene in his food 2-3 days before the visit & it really helps to calm him during the travel, he used to vomit, urinate & defecate & spend the whole time in the car or bus desperately trying to claw his way out of the carrier, it was very upsetting & stressful for us both. Now with taking Zylkene, it's only a struggle & panic for him getting him in the carrier, which I hate, but has to be done, but once in the carrier, he settles down, no emptying of bodily fluids & no desperate clawing to get out which is a huge relief to me. I also place a blanket over the carrier so he can't see out, which helps calm him too. I've now started to give him just the one capsule of Zylkene each day (he can have 2) to see if it will calm his nervousness on a daily basis. (I used to use the Beaphar calming cat treats with Valerian which were excellent & really effective, but they changed the recipe using less chicken flavour & none of my cats will eat them, which is very annoying when they change a good product which works). I would definitely recommend Zylkene, it's a natural ingredient from milk, so it's not going to harm their natural bodily systems.

Christine Halliwell
August 2017

I have a very skittish cat who is scared of his own shadow at times but it is currently our youngest cat that scares the life out of him for no apparent reason except he doesn't like change. I gave him a single dose of Zylkene this morning and tonight he was back to his old self. I can't think of anything that calms quite like this product and I've been using it for years.

Christine Stalker
July 2017

Zylkene is an excellent product. I give it to my cats when travelling in the car and also when I introduced a kitten to my adult cats. It does not make them sleepy, it just helps them to feel calm and secure. It can be given by mouth or added to food.

Fiona E Dryden
January 2017

Sadly this had absolutely no effect on my nervous cat.

Stephanie Piddington
February 2013

Works like magic! I was sceptical about this product but the glowing reviews made me try it. We are in the process of moving house and one of our cats is very sensitive to change. He started being aggressive towards our dog (unusual behaviour for him) and was generally restless and unsettled. As soon as the capsules arrived I gave him the powder from one 75mg capsule mixed with a little Lik-e-lix and fed it to him from my finger. The reaction was almost instant! He immediately settled down and went to sleep, and was much calmer during the rest of the day. I have been giving the capsules for four days now and the difference in him is really noticeable. I can't praise this product highly enough.

Lorna Robertson
January 2013

Two of my female cats have always been very nervous, one spent most of her days hiding outside and did not feel safe in the house, I believe she felt trapped. The vet recommend Zylkene and both cats have improved, in fact the cat who was afraid of the house now spends most of her time inside, even when we have guests (after the first initial flight reaction to the door bell). They have really made her life more relaxed; she will never be a lap cat and is still scared of her own shadow, but calms down a lot quicker than previously. I give them both one a day and I have recommend friends with very nervous pets to try them for a few weeks to see if they can help.