Selection of 3 products from
£0.69 to £2.09
Selgian is used to treat behavioural disorders in dogs which are associated with emotional upset, such as depression or anxiety. Ideally it is used alongside behaviour therapy when it is able to improve signs such as overactivity, phobias and anti-social behaviour. Selgian can also help dogs which have difficulty coping with periodic separation from their owners. Problems such as inappropriate urination or destructiveness when left alone can be improved. Selgian Tablets are given once daily for at least 2 months. The average treatment period is about 4 or 5 months, but can be longer. When required, it is acceptable to stop the medication suddenly, without a gradual withdrawal.
Cross-scored film-coated tablets, divisible into quarters by means of a groove to facilitate accurate dosage, for oral administration to dogs. Each tablet contains 4, 10 or 20 mg (-) selegiline hydrochloride.
Selegiline hydrochloride is an inhibitor of monoamine oxidase (IMAO type B) at the therapeutic dose in the dog; thus it modifies the concentration of monoaminergic neurotransmitters.
It is indicated for use as follows:
1.Treatment of behavioural disorders of purely emotional origin : depression, anxiety.
2.In association with behaviour therapy, treatment of signs of emotional origin observed in behavioural conditions such as overactivity, separation problems, generalised phobia and unsocial behaviour.
Emotional disorders are characterised by a modification of feeding, drinking, auto-stimulatory behaviour, sleep, exploratory behaviour, aggression related to fear and/or irritation, social behaviour and somatic disorders (tachycardia, emotional micturition).
For oral administration to dogs. The dose rate is 0.5 mg/kg/day (-) selegiline hydrochloride in a single administration.
Dog weight in kg
Number of tablets
For dogs weighing less than 8 kg, the use of Selgian® 4 mg is advisable. For dogs weighing more than 17 kg, the use of Selgian® 10 mg or Selgian® 20 mg is advisable. For dogs weighing less than 26 kg, the use of Selgian® 4 mg or 10 mg is advisable.
The treatment should be continued until the clinical condition is stable.
The minimum treatment period recommended is 2 months, based on the clinical trials results:
The treatment period was 2-3 months for 20% of the dogs.
The treatment period was 4-5 months for 50% of the dogs.
The treatment period was 6-7 months for 20% of the dogs.
The treatment period was >7 months for 10% of the dogs.
The treatment can be stopped suddenly without gradual dose reductions.
Owing to its IMAO properties, (-) selegiline hydrochloride may act on prolactin secretion. In the absence of specific studies, it is recommended that Selgian® should not be administered to pregnant and lactating bitches.
Selgian® should not be administered from the day before until the day after anaesthesia or tranquillisation performed with an alpha-2 agonist.
Do not administer with other alpha-2 agonists.
Selgian® should not be administered concomitantly with pethidine, fluoxetine or phenothiazines. The narcotic action of morphine is potentiated by Selgian®.
Emotional disorders can mask hierarchical conflicts. In dominant dogs suffering from an emotional disorder, the alleviation of the disorder can sometimes reveal a latent aggressiveness. In such cases, behavioural therapy must be instituted.
It is recommended to stop the treatment during pregnancy and lactation.
If no clinical improvement is observed after 2 months, continuing the treatment is unlikely to provide any further benefit. It is advisable to weigh animals before dosing to ensure the correct mg/kg dosage is administered.
Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the medicinal product to animals
In the event of accidental ingestion, seek medical advice and show the doctor the package leaflet. Wash hands after use.
Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from such veterinary medicinal product should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.
For animal treatment only. Keep out of reach and sight of children.
Store below 25°C. The tablets are divisible into quarters. Tablet portions can be kept for 4 days in the blister pack.
Box containing 3 blisters of 10 tablets.
Box containing 10 blisters of 10 tablets (for Selgian 10 mg only)
All prices include VAT where applicable. *The freephone number is free from most UK landlines only, mobiles are usually charged so we'd recommend calling our landline from your mobile or internationally.
Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Selgian Tablets for Dogs, including answers from our team.Ask Your Own Question
Sorry that this product is out of stock, instead of having to keep checking back to see if we have it, we can send you a notification as soon as it comes back in stock.
We won't use any details you enter for any other purpose than letting you know when this is back in stock.
Please enter details for each method you'd like us to notify you by:
VioPoints are a way for us to say thank you for purchasing from VioVet.
You will receive VioPoints by purchasing this product, which can be redeemed for a discount on future purchases. For each 1000 points redeemed at the checkout, you will receive a 20p discount.
The number of VioPoints is shown on the product listing and they are awarded on dispatch of the order.
Terms and conditions apply.