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Dorwest Organic Valerian Compound

Dorwest Organic Valerian Compound
30ml Bottle
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  • 30ml Bottle £12.49
  • 100ml Bottle £28.99

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A calming and soothing blend of the powerful plant extract Valerian, Dorwest Valerian Compound is designed to encourage calmness in nervous dogs and cats. The full strength extracts in Dorwest Valerian Compound provide a concentration that is economical and easy to administer. A fast acting and easily absorbed compound, Dorwest Valerian Compound is perfect for stressful situations such as fireworks, thunderstorms etc. Liquid form can be orally administered or added onto food. The compound acts quickly to calm and control hyperactive or anxious dogs and cats.

Cats find the smell of Organic Valerian Compound particularly attractive and if a few drops are placed on the bedding, a reduction in anxiety shows quickly and even unmanageable cats become calmer and easier to handle.

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


Organic extracts of Vervain 50%, Valerian root 25%, Mistletoe 25% conforming to British Herbal Pharmacopoeia standards.

Feeding Guidelines

To feed to your animal either administer straight into the mouth or mix with their normal meal.

  • Small dogs & cats - ¼ tsp
  • Medium dogs - ½ tsp
  • Large dogs - 1 tsp
  • Giant breeds - 1½ tsp

Given when required. It is not recommended that more than two lots of the above amounts be given in a 24 hour period.

  • 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: Short term use.
  • Special warnings: Caution should be taken when administering to exotic cats with low body fat, as very occasionally hyperactivity has been induced.

Always read the label

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All prices include VAT where applicable.

Delivery Information

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Under almost all products on our website is an Estimated dispatch time, check this for a delivery prediction specific to the item you are looking to purchase. These badges are updated live based on the stock levels we have and also those of our suppliers - so are usually very accurate, but cannot be guaranteed. In more general terms, we aim to dispatch all orders within 1 working day of receiving payment (and a prescription if required). If we cannot do so within 3 working days we will contact you by email.

What do you charge for delivery?

For UK delivery, we charge the following:

Order Total Weight Delivery
£0-£28.99 Under 2kg £2.99
2kg+ £4.99
£29-£38.99 Under 2kg Free
2kg+ £4.99
£39+ Under 2kg Free
2kg+ Free

Prices quoted are for delivery to all parts of mainland UK except certain Scottish postcodes (where the price is higher for items sent by courier. Delivery of food abroad (including Channel Islands, N. Ireland and other islands around the UK) is charged at a higher price and free delivery is not available. Temperature controlled products are also not always subject to the standard and/or free delivery options.

For full information on our delivery charges, including prices on heavy deliveries to Scotland and abroad, see our delivery information page.

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Delivery of aerosols

Due to restrictions aerosols can't be sent by Royal Mail. We appreciate your understanding.

Delivery of temperature controlled items

Some products, such as non-ambient items and frozen food, need to be delivered in insulated packaging to prevent them from getting too warm (or too cold) during transit from us to you. Purchasing any of these items in your order will result in a £1.99 charge being added to the total to cover the high cost of the insulated packaging materials. You only pay the £1.99 once per order, regardless of how many temperature controlled items you purchase in that order.

How do I cancel or return an order?

Please call us as soon as possible if you need to amend or cancel an order on 01582 842096. If your order has been processed for dispatch we will be unable to cancel or amend the order. You will however be able to return your product for a full refund*.

To return an item, you must contact us by phone or email to arrange this BEFORE posting any product back to us. We will explain the process at this stage for you.

*For full details on returns, see our terms and conditions page.

Reviews (21)

Q & A

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Dorwest Organic Valerian Compound, including answers from our team.

20 November 2017 at 9:26am


Karen Stoddart

  • VioVet customer since 2014
  • From: Shropshire, United Kingdom

Does this contain alcohol? If so at what percentage?

  • Website Content Developer

Hello Karen,

Thank you for your question.

I can confirm that this product contains absolutely no alcohol.

12 June 2016 at 1:17pm


Karen Stoddart

  • VioVet customer since 2014
  • From: Shropshire, United Kingdom

Hi there. Is this suitable for long term use? It talks about fireworks which is a more short term issue. I have a cta who had a very horrible neurological reaction to stronghold spot on and since has been very jumpy and nervous, (was super chilled before this...very sad). She has been ok on Zylkene but its maximum usage is 3 months and I would like to try something natural? Would this be suitable for longer term use for her and also, is it likely after a time to effect more permanent changes in neurology, behaviour etc?
Many thanks,

  • Non-Executive Director

This is a very widely used herbal supplement, but has not been developed into a licensed medicine as such. Therefore there is a large wealth of anecdotal information about its effects and also its safety, but scientific research yielding precise answers to the sorts of questions you ask have not been carried out. Therefore based on the evidence I am aware of, I would say that this product is safe to give long-term and some people do do this. I would expect the effect to be mild even in the short term, though it is regarded as perfectly adequate by many people who give it to their animals. Long-term I would expect the effects to be reduced, but with a history as in your cat, one would expect she might gradually become more like her old self eventually with help anyway.

8 October 2015 at 10:36pm

Firework fear


  • VioVet customer since 2010
  • From: Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

I am looking at trying the skullcap/ valerian tablets to my dog who has a fear of fireworks. Can the compound be given as well as the tablets and if so is it at the same time

  • Non-Executive Director

It is usual to give either one or the other product. If this does not have an adequate effect, you could try both, though I would not give them at exactly the same time.

20 July 2015 at 1:27am

Is it alright to be used by a heart patient


My dog has an enlarged heart - would it be alright if he has this?

  • Non-Executive Director

This product should not have a bad effect on your dog, though an enlarged heart can need other treatments which you should of course explore with your vet. The Valerian will probably be neutral to the heart, though if it calms your dog down generally, it might be beneficial indirectly.

9 May 2015 at 10:23pm

How long before effect to work ?


If needed to take to the groomers how long from giving for effect to take ?

  • PHP Developer

Dorwest Organic Valerian Compound is very fast acting and ideally should be given 20-30 minutes before the desired effect is required. This should aid relaxation for approximately 2-3 hours and up to two doses can be given in one day. Additionally, when using Dorwest Organic Valerian Compound for cats it can also be used on the bedding and the aroma will help to calm and relax them (please note that the liquid is dark brown and so there is a possibility it may stain, so please be careful what you put it on).

9 May 2014 at 7:05am

Any side effects after use

side effects

Does the dog suffer any side effects after use, sleeping long periods, loss of appetite,vomiting?

  • Non-Executive Director

There are no side-effects I am aware of which are regularly reported with this product. I am sure the occasional dog will have vomited or temporarily gone off its food, but that is what dogs do anyway sometimes. I think this is a very safe product and no side-effects should be expected.

22 July 2013 at 3:47pm



what would the dose be for a 30kilo dog and how long does it take for it to have an effect. Also how long does the effect last for before another dose is required.

  • Non-Executive Director

Suggested dose rate is one 5ml teaspoon for a large dog (over about 25kg bodyweight), given as required but not more than twice daily.

(Cats and small dogs, quarter of a teaspoon, medium dogs half a teaspoon at a time.)