Zylkene for dog being left alone

Author: VioVet
Published: Sunday 20th January 2013
Updated: Friday 7th February 2020

Our customer wrote:

Hi there,
I have a staffy cross that I adopted from the pound, I have had her for a few years now and have taken her to the vet and she has separation anxiety.
I have heard that zylkene may work for her to ease her stress?
I was just wondering what mg dosage I have to buy for her, I was just about to purchase it froim your site but realised there were different mg.

Viovet's reply was:

Zylkene is good for this problem. There are a few other things you can do too. It is important not to talk to her when you leave her. You must be calm and also a bit dismissive when you leave. If you seem to ignore her a bit before you go, she has a better chance of adjusting to being alone. Then when you get back, you should camly and quietly greet her, without any great emotion. If you take the "heat" out of hte departures and arrivals, she will get much better. It is partly a training thing. Also you should not let her sleep in the bedroom. She should get used to being alone a bit.

The Zylkene doseage is:

Small Cats: 1 x 75mg Capsule daily
Large cats / Small dogs <10kg: 2 x 75mg Capsules Daily
Dogs between 10kg & 20kg: 1 x 225mg Capsule Daily
Dogs between 20kg & 40kg: 1 x 450mg Capsule Daily
Dogs over 40kg: 2 x 450mg Capsules Daily

Your Staffy probably weighs under 20kg but some big Staffies are heavier than that. Can you weigh her?