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Aktivait Capsules for Dogs & Cats

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Designed to promote optimal brain function in older dogs and cats, Aktivait is a nutraceutical supplement packed with natural antioxidants and other specially selected nutrients. The product is designed to help support health and mental alertness, as well as maintaining vitality in more senior animals. Aktivait for dogs and cats may help support overall life quality when given daily.

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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Reviews (180)

Summary of Reviews for Aktivait Capsules for Dogs & Cats

Overall 5
Ease Of Use
Value For Money
Absence Of Side Effects
177 out of 180 (98%) customers would recommend this product.
5 stars (133 reviews)
4 stars (34 reviews)
3 stars (9 reviews)
2 stars (2 reviews)
1 stars (2 reviews)

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55 Help for my 12 year old girl
Verified Purchase

By on 9 July 2020

Have been using now for about two weeks and think there is a definite improvement in her mental outlook. More playful, looking for her food which she hasn't done before, seems a lot more happy in herself.

Customer recommends this product

35 Dog dementia
Verified Purchase

By on 19 May 2020

A little bit more alert to what's around him thankfully he still let's us know when he wants the toilet but it is early days yet still panting at night we hope things will get a little better the longer he is on them

Customer recommends this product

55 Brilliant
Verified Purchase

By on 28 October 2019

Recommended by vet for feline senility, and half the price they charge.

Customer does not recommend this product

55 has helped my dog with night time dementia
Verified Purchase

By on 19 July 2019

I got this product q while ago, when my dog developed dementia-she was particularly bad at night - panting, 'diggng' and pacing. my vet suggested them. However I did not feel they were helping specifically - and added Melatonin at night, and a Bach flower remedy- 'cherry blossom'. Because of the cost of everything I was giving aktivait every other day-it is such a big tablet. I prefer to pop it down her throat-with a blob of shiphams pate as a reward! the situation was manageable. BUT then I decided to give Aktivait EVERY day and within 2-3 weeks there was a marked improvement. I now hardly ever have to give her Melatonin at night. she seems to sleep well with one piriton at teatime (which she can have for her skin issues anyway). Of course she still gets 'senior moments'-but the distress seems to have gone and she seems much happier in herself. She was forgetting how to eat before-but is now eating well.
I recommend anyone with an old dog gives these a go and perseveres for at least a fortnight-I suppose the time it takes to get in to the dog's system?

Customer recommends this product

1 person found this review helpful

45 Improvements
Verified Purchase

By on 19 May 2019

Has helped my little dog he's eating well seems more alert.

Customer recommends this product

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Q & A

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Aktivait Capsules for Dogs & Cats, including answers from our team.

21 September 2017 at 2:53pm

Dosage for a slightly overweight dog


My 15yr old yorkie cross is 11 kilos, due to being a little overweight. His regular weight is 8-9kilo. We've just started him on 1 tablet a day, medium to large dog capsules on vet advice. If he loses weight, should he go down to small dog capsules? And, as this diagnosis has been based solely on age and behaviour, (we are giving aktivait a go to see improvement before MRI scan for something more sinister), should it turn out he doesn't have dementia, are these capsules safe to be giving him?

  • VioVet Staff

It is always best to dose according to weight so yes he should go down to the small dog capsules if he loses weight- unless your vet advises to stay on the bigger dose. Aktivait is very safe and should not cause any problems if it turns out that your dog does not have dementia.

7 July 2016 at 9:39am

Dose aktivait have side effect?

Sohee Kim

  • VioVet customer since 2016
  • From: Gyeonggi-Do, Korea, Republic of

My dog is 9years and she took a aktivait yesterday for first time in her life. and she had diarrhea today! is there any dog has simmilar symptom? or should I stop giving her a aktivate?

  • VioVet Staff

Aktivait does not normally cause diarrhoea. It might just be coincidence. I would give a half dose of Aktivait for a week or so, along with a bland diet (chicken, fish, rice) and see how things go. The diarrhoea will probably clear up by itself. If not then you might need to stop the Aktivait for a while at least. (If your dog seems otherwise unwell at all then you should take her to a vet of course.)

7 April 2016 at 2:13pm

Expire date

Kim Ji Young

  • VioVet customer since 2015
  • From: Seoul, Korea, Republic of

If I order now when does it expired ?
I want to know Expire date and usual possible eating days .

  • VioVet Staff

Good Morning,

Thank you for your question, The expiry dates are as follows:

  • Cats Pack of 60- 8/18
  • Medium/Large Dog - 4/18
  • Small Dog - 7/18

These tablets can last for an average of 30-60 days. I do hope this helps if you have any further enquiries please do not hesitate to contact us.

16 March 2016 at 7:37pm



Is this product Ok for dogs that have epilepsy?

  • VioVet Staff

Epilepsy is an unpredictable condition and it is usually unknown what triggers any particular seizure. However as far as we are aware there is no likelihood of Aktivait having any sort of adverse effect on a dog with this condition. If Aktivait seems appropriate for your dog otherwise, I would expect it to be perfectly safe.

30 October 2015 at 4:48pm

Safe with meds?


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.

  • VioVet Staff

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,

24 September 2015 at 3:33am

Safe to use with medication?


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.

  • VioVet Staff

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.

24 August 2015 at 12:02pm



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

  • VioVet Staff

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
30 July 2015 at 6:45pm

Is Activait okay with Pro Plan senior Optiage?

Julie Leary

  • VioVet customer since 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?

  • VioVet Staff

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.

19 June 2015 at 8:35pm

Can I double the dose of Aktivait

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?

  • VioVet Staff

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.

23 May 2015 at 8:01pm

Safe with Enacard & Soloxine?


  • VioVet customer since 2013
  • From: , United Kingdom

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

  • VioVet Staff

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

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