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Aktivait Capsules for Dogs & Cats

Designed to promote optimal brain function in veteran dogs and cats, Aktivait is a nutraceutical supplement bursting with natural antioxidants and other specially selected nutrients traditionally known for their beneficial effects on the brain.

It is recommended that Aktivait is administered to older dogs to encourage an increase in energy levels, vitality as well as their memory and mental alertness. Aktivait promotes mental health, especially in older dogs, encouraging a better quality of life thus keeping your dog as chirpy, happy and alert as ever.

Aktivait cat is specifically tailored for cats. Manufactured in the UK to pharmaceutical standards, it can improve your cat's vitality and energy, improve memory and mental alertness and generally improve the quality of life for your cat, particularly elderly cats.

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What causes age-related behavioural changes?

Humans and animals produce harmful chemicals called free radicals on a daily basis. Free radicals are detremental to the body as they cause damage to cells they are in contact with. Young healthy pets can naturally produce antioxidants which neutralise these free radicals thus negating damage to cells, in particular the brain cells.

However, an increase in age leads to an increase in the production of these free radicals, yet this is coupled with a decrease in antioxidant production, leading to the free radicals remaining in the body and doing damage to the brain and other cells in the body. The free radicals are one of the main contributors to the deterioration of life quality when the pet is older.

How does AKTIVAIT help manage these changes?

AKTIVAIT is the first supplement to combine all the nutrients necessary for promoting optimum brain function. It contains a complex formula of antioxidants (vitamins C and E, selenium, co-enzyme Q and N-acetyl cysteine) and compounds necessary for optimum metabolism and function of the brain cells (carnitine, phosphatidylserine and the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA). This combination of powerful ingredients helps to prevent free radical damage and improve electrical transmission between nerve cells in the brain.

When should I give my pet AKTIVAIT?

Cognitive dysfunction is a progressive condition that will tend to get worse with time. For optimal results supplementation with AKTIVAIT should begin as soon as any signs are seen. It can also be given to your pet from middle age onwards to help maintain normal brain function.

How do I administer AKTIVAIT?

AKTIVAIT comes in a convenient capsule so it is easy to administer, and can either be sprinkled onto your pet’s food or given whole.

How long will it take to see results?

Noticeable improvements from AKTIVAIT® have been reported as early as 3-4 weeks after the start of supplementation but this will vary by age, breed and the severity of the changes present.

What is the evidence that AKTIVAIT will help

A rigorous study by a world-renowned veterinary behaviourist has shown that AKTIVAIT® significantly improves the signs of cognitive dysfunction, and improves the quality of life for both the animal and owner.

Evidence that Aktivait is benficial for older dogs

In this study AKTIVAIT® was given from day 0 to 42, and the deterioration in behavioural changes following day 42 demonstrates the need for ongoing administration to maintain the benefits of AKTIVAIT®

At what rate should I give AKTIVAIT to my pet?


  • Small Breed for dogs under 10kg - 1 capsule per day
  • Medium/Large Breed for dogs between 10kg < 20kg - 1 capsule per day
  • Dogs over 20kg - 2 capsules per day


  • 1 capsule per day

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Can I double the dose of Aktivait

19th Jun 2015
Altivait double dose

I have a small dog aged 17. Hes beein on Aktivait for a few months now and has been doing great however recently it seems its not having the same effect, would it be possible for us to give him 2 tabs a day instead of 1?

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

This should be safe but it might not make much difference. He is a great age and he might not be able to "raise his game" so well now. It is acceptable to try a higher dose and see how it goes for a while. If you do not see any further improvement, I would just keep him on the standard dose.

Safe with Enacard & Soloxine?

23rd May 2015
  • VioVet Customer Since: July 2013
  • From: , United Kingdom

Dog is on 10mg Enacard & 0.5mg Soloxine - is Aktivait safe to use alongside these drugs?

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

Yes you can safely add Aktivait to what your dog is already getting.

Aktivait taken with logic senilife?

13th Mar 2015

Hello, my dog has responded well to aktivait but is still restless at night, could I give her logic senilife before bed time as well as aktivait during the day? I see they both contain Phosphatidylserine. Thanks

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

The phosphatidylserine content of the two products will not result in an over-dose and so the two products can be used safely together. It should be fine to do as you suggest.

Ingredients -- Aktivait for cats

13th Feb 2015
Lai Har

What are the ingredients of Aktivait for cats?

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

You can see these if you click on the links at the bottom of the page (written in orange type). They are:

Vitamins C and E, selenium, co-enzyme Q, N-acetyl cysteine, carnitine, phosphatidylserine and the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA.

Safe with steroids?

3rd Feb 2015
Ellie, Swansea

Is it safe to give Aktivait to a dog that is taking steroids (Prednicare)?

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

Aktivait can be used safely with steroids and there should not be any sort of adverse interaction. Steroids themselves do of course have potential side effects, but if used carefully they can be extremely helpful.

Ok with Samylin and Natural Vetcare Ageility?

21st Jan 2015
Bora Lee
  • VioVet Customer Since: December 2014
  • From: Gyeonggi-do, Korea, Republic of

Is it ok to take Aktivait with Samylin and Natural Vetcare Ageility?

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

These products are safe to give together as long as you keep to the recommended dose for each of them. You will be giving above average doses of Vitamin C and Vitamin E but both of these are safe in high overdoses, so the level you will be giving is certainly fine. The amount of extra benefit you get from using more than one or two might be disappointing and some animals do not respond very much, but it is safe to try.

Why is it so cheap?

19th Jan 2015
Hae Mi Moon
  • VioVet Customer Since: January 2015
  • From: , Korea, Republic of

The current price is nearly 50% off the original price.
Is it because the expiration date is due soon?
If so, when should it be consumed by?

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

Our selling price is based on our buying price. If we can negotiate a better price from our suppliers, we pass this saving on to our customers. If we ever have short-dated stock for sale, we will make this clear in the listing on the website, so this stock is not short-dated at all. (If you compare our price with vets, they will be much more expensive because they sell less than us, they have to pay more to buy it and then they add a much higher mark-up!)

Vivitonin & Aktivait

17th Jan 2015
Neil Sutton
  • VioVet Customer Since: December 2014
  • From: Cheshire, United Kingdom

My 14 yr old Stafffordshire has been on Vivitonin with some small noticeable results, since the beginning of Jan I have been giving Aktivait as wel which as resulted in him virtually being has he used to be, full of energy and more alert. Is it safe/beneficial to keep giving him both of should I just keep him on the Aktivait?


John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

It is safe to continue with them both together. Generally you should check with your own vet before stopping prescription medication. However you are unlikely to be able to do any harm by stopping either of them and it would be acceptable to go for the cheapest, most effective option. You might find that it is actually the combination which is achieving the effect.

Salazopyrin and Aktivait

3rd Jan 2015

My dog already is taking salazopyrin for acute pancreatitis but she also has dementia. Can I safely give her Aktivait with the salazopyrin or do I need to wait until she finishes, if ever?

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

It should be perfectly safe to give these 2 medications at the same time. I would not expect any sort of adverse reaction.

Safe with Metacam?

7th Dec 2014
Lynn Page
  • VioVet Customer Since: March 2012
  • From: Surrey, United Kingdom

My old dog is on Metacam for her joints. Is it safe to give the Aktivate as well?

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

Aktivait is often used with medications prescribed for older animals and Metacam is a good example. It is found to be completely safe to give these together and you should not worry. (If your dog does appear unwell, especially if there is any vomiting or diarrhoea, it is usually advised to stop giving Metacam straight away (or any other so called NSAIDs) and contact your vet. Aktivait however is very safe indeed.