VetSpec Calm & Focused is ideal for all dogs to help encourage the easing of anxiety and fear, as well as promoting focus and obedience. It is specially formulated by experienced nutritionists with scientifically proven ingredients including Tryptophan, a natural precursor of serotonin, FOS, MOS and a unique probiotic to help maintain a healthy gut environment.
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Below are some recent questions we've received regarding VetSpec Calm & Focused for Dogs, including answers from our team.
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Long term use
12th Sep 2016
VioVet Customer Since: August 2013
From: , United Kingdom
Hi - my SBT has been on this now for approx. 6 years. I've always wondered if it is safe to be on this for such a long term. In your Q&A you state it is, but am I ok to carry on with it? My dog will be 7 in October.
Calm and focused is a very safe supplement and should be fine to use long term. However if you do have any concerns you could have a blood test done by your vet to confirm everything is ok.
Is it ok to give to my dog when she has 3 week old pups?
9th Jul 2016
VioVet Customer Since: July 2016
From: West Lothian, United Kingdom
My new mum came to me as a pregnant rescue. She is a small chinese crested & has had a litter of 7 pups 3 5 weeks ago. She is physically well and is feeding them ok. I'm about to go back to work in a weeks time. She suffers from slight separation anxiety & I was wondering if this would be ok for her?
This product can be given safely to your bitch. You can improve separation anxiety quite a lot by the way you act when you leave and return. Ideally you should allow a "wind down" period for a few minutes before you go, offering little interaction and no particular affection, so that she can recognise that you are leaving accept it. When you come back you should always great her happily, but in a slightly low-key way. (The same applies even if she has been "naughty" and chewed something up or whatever while you were out). It also helps if you just develop a relationship where you are clearly in control and expect good behaviour all the time. She should follow your lead in situations and accept that you are in charge, but that you can be trusted to be a good leader.
VioVet Customer Since: July 2008
From: West Sussex, United Kingdom
I have two young GSDs and am trying this product to settle them down a little and focus on their training. Is it okay to give full dose in the evening meal. They have chicken wings for breakfast and ground raw at night so breakfast is a bit of a problem. At the moment I mix in a little yoghurt but not sure if it is okay to give yoghurt every day. Thanks.
This supplement should be pretty much as effective if the total daily dose is just given in the evening. If you are able to split this up then it might be slightly better but is not a major issue.
A little yoghurt is fine to give every day.
Does this work on hyperactive dogs
14th Oct 2015
Does it work on hyperactive dogs
It has a variable effect on different dogs, so you will only know if it works in your dog by trying it. The most predictable, powerful and reliable treatments are licensed medications which have to be prescribed by your vet.
Length of use?
25th May 2015
VioVet Customer Since: April 2010
From: Wiltshire, United Kingdom
My dog is scared of loud noises from s hammer to thunder to fireworks he won't go in the garden anymore and we've tried so many options. Do you think this is worth trying and can it be used long term as you can't always predict when a noise is going to occur?
This can be used long-term and should be some help. However some dogs become extremely phobic of loud noises and then it would not be adequate perhaps. You can get prescription medication which will help with this and you can even train your dog not to be so fearful in time, but it can take a lot of effort and time.
Can you use this for stressed cats
We cannot recommend giving this to cats as we have no experience or particular knowledge of this. I would say that from the ingredients I would expect it to be safe, but cannot guarantee that and I have no idea how effective it would be.
Verspec calm and focused for dogs
6th Apr 2015
Can this product be used long term with no side effects.
Yes it should be perfectly safe long-term. The effect might reduce over time, but it is fine to try it.
27th Jan 2015
I have attempted to start my 2 yr old German shepherd on calm and focus however he will not eat the food when it is mixed in. I have blended the food, mixed it with his favourite food, tried it in a paste all to no avail. Any suggestions as to how I can give it to him? It would be much better if this was in tablet form
Some dogs are very reluctant to take medication in their food and it sounds like your dog is not going to be helpful.
For this to work, you will probably need to use a type of food which is tasty to your dog, but which he does not normally get and it is a rare treat. Then you must only give this treat when it has this product with it, or he will become suspicious of it when you change it. You will have to find a new treat item and only ever give it with the VetSpec product.
Dog on Ladose
4th Nov 2014
My half bread 30 kilos dog is currently on Ladose, 50 mg per day. I would like to switch from Ladose to Vetspec calm & focused. Could you tell me how to adjust the doses?
In the UK Ladose is a prescription medicine so the advice of the prescribing vet should be taken at this time. Personally I would expect the VetSpec product to be less potent and therefore have less effect, but also be relatively free from side-effects. The Ladose should be withdrawn gradually and progressively over a period of time. You could reduce the dose by a quarter for 7-14 days, then to a half for another 7-14 days, then a quarter for the same period until you stop it entirely. The VetSpec might take a while for the effext to build up anyway, so you could introduce that at a full, or nearly full, dose at the start. It would be possible to introduce it gradually, but I would certainly overlap the two products. I would also build up the VetSpec much more quickly than I would tail off the Ladose.
My springer dog has started this
29th Sep 2014
My male dog has started having this iv noticed a difference but wondered if it causes illness like epilepsy or anything like that and Ifor it make the dog sleepy and act dopey ?
This product is normally completely free from side effects and so you should not notice him being sleepy/dopey and certainly not epilepsy or any other illness.