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Dorwest Organic Valerian Compound

  • 30ml Bottle £9.89
  • 100ml Bottle £23.17

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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.

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12th Jun 2016
Karen Stoddart
  • VioVet Customer Since: August 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,

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

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.

Firework fear

8th Oct 2015
  • VioVet Customer Since: November 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

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

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.

Is it alright to be used by a heart patient

20th Jul 2015

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

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

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.

How long before effect to work ?

9th May 2015

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

Richard Spratley
  • Web 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).

Any side effects after use

9th May 2014
side effects

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

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

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.


22nd Jul 2013

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.

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

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.)