Dorwest Scullcap & Valerian Tablets

Dorwest Scullcap & Valerian Tablets
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Naturally reduce your pet’s stress or anxiety with no drowsiness

We know it can be stressful to experience and manage your pet's anxiety but we're here to help, every step of the way. Our Scullcap & Valerian Tablets help to naturally relax your pet, with the active herbs naturally supporting the calming pathways within the nervous system, reducing anxiety without immobilising muscles or causing drowsiness. They don’t make pets dopey or wobbly – in fact they are widely used for agility and show dogs when they need to be alert and focussed, but calm. One of our best-sellers, Scullcap & Valerian Tablets help tackle stress, fear and anxiety, whatever the cause, so you and your pet can relax, no matter what.

How do these tablets work?

The specially selected ingredients in our Scullcap & Valerian Tablets work together to help tackle stress, fear and anxiety in your pet:

- Valerian - helps to support the natural relaxant pathways within the nervous system, without affecting muscles.

- Scullcap - contains a number of valuable compounds including those which bind to the GABA receptor and reduce anxiety.

- Mistletoe - helps to support the natural calming pathways within the nervous system and helps circulation.

- Gentian - supports the other natural active compounds and helps maintain normal liver function

What situations are Scullcap & Valerian Tablets good for?

Our Scullcap & Valerian Tablets help to support the natural calming pathways within the nervous system, making them useful in a variety of challenging situations:

- Noise phobias (fireworks/thunderstorms)

- New home/rescue

- Separation anxiety

- Travelling

- Habitual anxiety

- Canine cognitive dysfunction and associated confusion/disorientation

- Training/performance support

False pregnancy

- dog can become anxious and unsettled

- Hyperactive dogs

- Territorial urine spraying in cats

- Skin sensitivity in nervous dogs

- Conditions that are exacerbated by a heightened state of anxiety or nervous excitability

There are no quick fixes when it comes to successfully helping your dog to manage their anxiety or fears for the long-term. Often, gentle and consistent behavioural work and training are required to help them to respond more positively to stressful situations, which takes time. This process is likely to be more effective when your dog is more relaxed, and this is where Scullcap & Valerian Tablets can help.

When do I need to start giving the tablets?

Our Scullcap & Valerian Tablets should be given daily, ideally splitting the recommended daily amount in two, to give half in the morning and half in the evening. For best results, we advise that Scullcap & Valerian Tablets are used every day for a minimum of three weeks, ideally alongside gentle and consistent behavioural work and training. By reducing anxiety levels to more manageable levels, our Scullcap & Valerian Tablets increase the likelihood that your pet will be more responsive to this training.

For 'one-off' stressful events, our Valerian Compound is a great short-term, quicker-acting option and can also be used alongside Scullcap & Valerian Tablets for a top-up, if needed. Why should I use Dorwest calming products and do they really work? Our constant focus on quality is one of the reasons Scullcap & Valerian Tablets have been used and trusted by pet owners and veterinary professionals worldwide for over 50 years. The other reasons can be found in all the positive feedback from our wonderful customers about how this best seller has helped their pet - something that we're really proud of!

Ingredients Active ingredients:

Valerian root extract 250mg*; mistletoe extract 150mg*; gentian extract 48mg*; scullcap powder 30mg; *Equivalent from extracts

Administration 1 tablet per 5kgs bodyweight daily. Increase to double the quantity as and when required and depending on the severity of the anxiety. Recommended to be used daily for at least 3 weeks. Give half the quantity in the morning and half in the evening.

Use during pregnancy and lactation No

Interactions Can be given in conjunction with other products, but we always recommend consulting your vet if on existing medications.

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Reviews (59)

Summary of Reviews for Dorwest Scullcap & Valerian Tablets

Overall 4
Ease Of Use
Value For Money
Absence Of Side Effects
51 out of 59 (86%) customers would recommend this product.
5 stars (30 reviews)
4 stars (20 reviews)
3 stars (3 reviews)
2 stars (0 reviews)
1 stars (6 reviews)

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45 Had helped his anxiety when I leave
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By on 8 February 2022

It is effective and helpful for short term problems

Customer recommends this product

55 Effective calming
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By on 11 November 2021

These are so helpful for my nervous, reactive dog. They help us in our training, reducing his stress so that he can listen to me and learn to assess scary things, without going straight to panic.

Customer recommends this product

55 Great product
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By on 24 October 2021

Use these as my dog has dementia and they keep him calm throughout the night

Customer recommends this product

45 Calming Puppy
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By on 9 June 2021

I have only just started to give these to my dog, I believe it can take a few weeks to see any results

Customer recommends this product

55 Not to large if you need to hide in food.
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By on 31 May 2021

Its too early to know if they are doing what I want them to, as have been told it could take a few months to really notice he difference

Customer recommends this product

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Q & A

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Dorwest Scullcap & Valerian Tablets, including answers from our team.

9 October 2021 at 9:22pm

Can this bed used alongside onsior

Jenny Parker

Hi .can this be used while my dog is on onsior. Many thanks

  • VioVet Staff

Yes this calmer can be used alongside the medication Onsior.

19 September 2021 at 2:54pm

How long before going out would I need to give

Rosina Woodward

  • VioVet customer since 2021
  • From: Somerset, United Kingdom

I have a very excitable cavashon who Barks and whimpers when out to see any other dog so want to know how long before going out we'd need to give

  • VioVet Staff

If using as a one off dose it is advised to give this 1 to 2 hours before the intended effect is required.

4 August 2021 at 10:35am

Taken with Vet IQ Serene -UM?


As above.
Can I give both together long term, or for short periods only such as fireworks season

  • VioVet Staff

The Dorwest product contains whole herbs in whilst the Vet IQ Serene-UM contains specific active ingredients. Without knowing the exact composition of the ingredients within herbs in the Dorwest product it is unfortnately impossible to say if they would interact with each other or not. I apologise I cannot provide a solid answer, I recommend using one or the other.

2 May 2021 at 8:43am

Side effects


Our dog suffers from chronic pancreatitis and has a sensitive digestive system. He is symptom free most of the time but we have to be careful what we feed him. Are these likely to be suitable?

  • VioVet Staff

This product is a herbal only oral calmer. It is unlikely to set off any digestive problems however any addition to the diet can set off a dog with severe pancreatitis. I recommend using spray/diffuser calmers instead as these do not need to be ingested. Pet Remedy or Adaptil are good choices.

28 April 2021 at 2:32pm

Can these be crushed?


Could these tablets be crushed to put in a liquid? Don’t want to increase my cats anxiety by having to force feed him tablets and he flicks them out when hidden in things

  • VioVet Staff

Yes these tablets can be split and crushed as needed. If crushed into a very palatable wet food they should be taken easily.

15 April 2021 at 10:18am

Skullcap & Valerian with Selgian


I’m wondering if there are any contraindications with this drug and S&V?

  • VioVet Staff

The use of Skullcap and Valerian is not a listed contraindication on the data sheet for Selgian. This means it should be safe. However I recommend discussing it with the vet that has prescribed your dog Selgian first, they may know more information that is important to determining the safety of using the supplement.

6 November 2017 at 8:08pm

Are they safe for long term use


My dog can be snappy and anxious around my other two dogs. Could these be used to take the edge off her aggression on a long term basis?

  • VioVet Staff

These tablets can be given safely on a long term basis and could indeed be helpful. However medication is never the sole answer to these kind of behavioural problems. It would be worth seeking advice from an animal behaviourist at the same time to help the situation. You may find some very useful tips on

5 February 2016 at 2:58pm

Is it safe with epiphen - phenobarbital?

Barbara Krakowska

  • VioVet customer since 2015
  • From: Beds, United Kingdom

Is Dorwest Scullcap & Valerian Tablets safe to be given while dog is on phenobarbital to control seizures?? as my dog started to be really anxious-left alone-he howls :( he never did this before..until started to have seizures..and very hyperactive ! will this help to keep him calm while being alone? and help him to be more relaxed rather than hyperactive all the time??
will it help as well with seizures?

  • VioVet Staff

The strictly correct answer would be that (as far as I know) there have not been any rigidly controlled, scientific tests undertaken to find out the answers to your questions. However the Dorwest Scullcap & Valerian Tablets are very widely used and so in a an unscientific way, they have been widely used and tested in many situations, including in combination with phenobarbital and other anti-epileptic medications. I have not heard any reports of adverse interactions and the Dorwest tablets are widely regarded as being very safe. I am not convinced they will help with seizure control, but they do seem to be effective in providing a calming influence on many dogs. I do believe they are safe to try and might well help your dog.

21 August 2015 at 5:32pm



is the mistletoe extract in this product harmful or can it cause side effects for cats and dogs?

  • VioVet Staff

Extensive, independent, scientific tests have not been conducted on this product and so it could be argued that nobody knows the answer to your question. However this and similar products have been given very widely over a reasonable period of time and it is believed that if there were any such problems, they would have become apparent by now. They have not, so we can be reasonably confident that this product is safe for cats and dogs and is not associated with side any effects. That is certainly our belief and we would not sell it without suitable warnings if we were aware of any ill effects.

22 July 2015 at 6:37am



I have a 7 mth old Shetland sheepdog that goes to bits in the show ring will this help her and do u give every day

  • VioVet Staff

These tablets are well worth trying. Some dogs seem to respond better to them than others (some dogs hardly respond at all) but we have had many reports of very good results. They are worth using every day initially, but as time goes by you should try to reduce the amount you give on "normal" days, just increasing at more crucial times.

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