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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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Safe with meds?

30th Oct 2015

Is it safe to give Aktivait to my 15 y o Cocker Spaniel - she already takes amlodipine (5mg per day), fortekor, tramadol (25mg per day) and noroclav (5mg per day)? Many thanks.

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Hi Jane,

I have just double checked with the vet, he says it will be fine to give her Aktivait as it is simply a nutritional supplement,

Hope this helps,

Safe to use with medication?

24th Sep 2015

My elderly pomeranian is on heart medication. Fortekor, cardisure and furusimide. Is Aktivait safe to use with these 3 things and also for heart patients.

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

Aktivait is often given to elderly dogs with heart problems and this is safe to do. It will not interact adversely with any of the medications used to treat the heart problem.


24th Aug 2015

My cocker spaniel is 15 kg. does this make him small or medium/ large in terms of dosage?

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

Medium size as far is this product is concerned is between 10kg and 20kg, so your dog is certainly medium sized.


  • 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

Is Activait okay with Pro Plan senior Optiage?

30th Jul 2015
Julie Leary
  • VioVet Customer Since: January 2015
  • From: Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Canine Activait, is this okay to take with Pro Plan Senior 7plus Optiage? Also is this rated better than Senilife ? What is the differnce?

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

These products can be used together. It is very difficult to know how well they work this way and how Aktivait and Senilife compare. There will undoubtedly be variation in response between different individual dogs and so you have to try them and see how things go. This is safe to do, but there is no predicting with confidence how the different products will perform in your particular dog.

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.