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Dorwest Scullcap & Valerian Tablets

Dorwest Scullcap & Valerian Tablets

Scullcap & Valerian Tablets are produced for dogs and cats to provide a calming influence. Based on traditional human herbal medicine, they can relax excited, apprehensive or nervous individuals. Scullcap & Valerian can be used for dogs which become over excited or nervous on car journeys, or many other situations. They are also regarded as a useful adjunct in the veterinary treatment of epilepsy.

A licensed herbal medicine for the symptomatic relief of anxiety, nervousness, excitability and travel sickness and an adjunct in the treatment of epilepsy in dogs and cats. The ultimate herbal combination in a sugar-coated tablet, invaluable to calm and relax dogs and cats suffering from excitability, apprehension, phobias or hyperactivity. Widely used and particularly effective for those suffering from noise phobias as a result of fireworks, thunderstorms or gunfire. Does not cause drowsiness or impair normal behaviour or performance, making it suitable for those who just need to be settled for showing, travelling, training or obedience work. Under veterinary supervision Scullcap and Valerian tablets are used in the control of epilepsy, often in conjunction with orthodox anti-convulsant drugs.

Use in combination with Dorwest Organic Valerian Compound for the perfect combination to tackle anxiety during the fireworks season.

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Extract Valerian 5:1 50mg; Extract Mistletoe 3:1 50mg; Scullcap 30mg; Extract Gentian 2:1 24mg.


Cat/Small Dog
under 10kg
Medium Dogs
10 - 25 kg
Large Dogs
25 - 45kg
Giant Breeds
above 45 kg
Daily Maintenance Dose
4 - 6
6 - 8
8 - 10
Singular Occasions
2 x 2
2 x 4 - 6
2 x 6 - 8
2 x 8 - 10

1-2 tablets per 5kgs bodyweight daily, ideally given as two split doses, depending on the severity of the condition. For use on singular occasions, give 12 hours and 2 hours before event using the higher dosage rate.

  • Use during pregnancy and lactation: Not recommended
  • Age from which can be used: 8 weeks of age
  • Interactions: Can be given in conjunction with any other medication
  • Long or short term use: Both as the condition requires
  • Special warnings: Epilepsy should only be treated in consultation with a veterinary surgeon
  • Sugar coated tablet: Yes

Always read the label

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Chemo & Scullcap

7th Jan 2015

We recently lost our 7yr old Maine Coon to Haemangiosarcoma. His litter mate has grieved terribly and just 6wks after the loss of his brother was himself diagnosed with nasal lymphoma. He is currently on Vincristine Chemotherapy. He is pulling lots of fur out, mostly from his stomach & hind legs. Could Scullcap help with his stress? And is it permitted to use with his current meds? Vincristine, chorophosphamide & steroids (preds).

I'd be very grateful for answers. I'm upset terribly by all these events lately.

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon at VioVet

This must be very difficult to cope with so I wish you and your cat well. Scullcap could help your cat and would not be at all likely to react adversely with the other medication Personally I would try a Feliway diffuser first. They are often very effective and there is virtually no chance at al of any sort of bad reaction. You can use them all together if you need to.

Good luck!

Scallcap & Valerian vs Valerian Compound

30th May 2014

I have a 7yo Malinois who is on Fluoxetine as he has become increasingly more anxious with life in general. After 6 months I have reduced the dose from 2 to 1 tablet a day and started using Valerian root instead of the 2nd tablet.

I would like to know if Scullcap and Valerian or straight Valerian would be better. I am hoping I can gradually wean him off the Fluoxetine using one of these as an alternative.

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon at VioVet

Different dogs respond in individual ways to these treatments. I think it would be perfectly safe and sensible to add some Scallcap & Valerian or straight Valerian to the treatment and see how things go. I would choose Scallcap & Valerian along with the reduced dose of Fluoxetine and see how it goes. You can then adjust doses according to results and discussions with your vet. You might get some help from a qualified canine behaviourist too. They can sometimes offer really helpful insights in how to mange the situation which are not immediately obvious. See

Restless at night

21st Feb 2014
Susan Rumble
  • VioVet Customer Since: October 2013
  • From: Essex, United Kingdom

My 13 year old border terrier is restless at night and can be anxious and restless sometimes in the day. She is on some medication already, vetmedin 1.25mg one pill twice a day, frusemide 20mg x1 daily, denamarin 225mg x1 daily. She is otherwise well and enjoys walks and games in the garden. I would like to try a herbal remedy first before anything stronger. Will the skullcap and valerian be ok with her other medication?if it works can she stay on it long term? Thank you

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon at VioVet

We do hear good reports about the effects of Scullcap and Valerian tablets and they do appear to be very safe when used alone or combined with other medication. Being a herbal remedy there is not however the scientific backing for them which exists with licensed medications. On balance they are well worth trying and you can assess the helpfulness yourself. They should be very safe, even if given long-term with the other medication.


4th Sep 2013

My Golden Retriever has epilepsy and is taking Epiphen 120mg twice daily and Libromide 325mg 1 twice daily. Would this herbal remedy be ok to give with his normal medication?

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon at VioVet

Dorwest Scullcap and Vallerian tablets should be OK to give along with your prescription meds. There is a faint chance it will help with controlling epilepsy if it achieves an overall calming effect.

Does this medication have an side effects ?

2nd Aug 2013
Chloe Finn

I've just started my Labrador on this herbal remedy. I was wondering if there was any sort of side effects that I should be aware of.

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon at VioVet

There are no side effects to be expected from this medication. Some dogs respond better than others, but other than that we do not hear of any other effects.

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