This is marketed as a treatment for anxiety (travel, fireworks etc) for dogs and cats.• Zylkene® decreases the signs of stress, including those associated with chronic stress and fear of noises (fireworks, thunderstorms, etc.).
We have a Yorkie who gets in a right state when she travels so we are about to try it recommended by our vet who refuses to give acepromazine which our Spanish vet used to give us and which knocks her right out.
Looking at the on-line literature on Zylkene I have doubts about it.
I can't find much evidence of trials and most of the sales blurb is cautious about making claims - stopping at 'may help' and 'can be used as a' etc. They seem to rely on testimonials.
A couple of the selling sites say things like 'proven to help' and Pets at Home where I will by some say...
... which seem to me to be claims which they should be able to support - so the ASA might be interested.These Zylkene Capsules contains a molecule which helps to promote relaxation.
The Capsules contain a natural ingredient derived from casein which is a protein in milk to help your furry friend face unusual situations or calm them before occasions including changes in environment or being left alone.
The Capsules also help with travelling, kennel or cattery visits, fireworks, weaning or vet visits.
Point is a) I don't like getting ripped off and b) if it doesn't in fact work it could be dangerous - I might be subjecting my dog to an experience which might seriously adversely affect her.
We'll see what happens.