Zylkene 30 ct. bottle is a complementary feed for cats and dogs which contains a natural product, derived from casein, a protein in milk. It is a molecule well known to promote the relaxation of newborns after breastfeeding. Launched in October 2013, zylkene has become a familiar product for veterinary surgeons, behaviorists, nurses and pet owners for use in helping pets cope when facing unusual and unpredictable situations or before occasions such as a change in their normal environment.
Dogs and cats obviously cannot tell us how they are coping, but they can alter their behaviour. There are many different ways pets can show stress including: Posture changes e.g. crouching, dilated pupils Changed demeanour House soiling Changes use of their environment e.g. changed resting place, reduced exploration or stopped visiting a certain part of the house Changes in pattern of sleeping Habits such as excessive licking and grooming Reduced play Changed interaction with humans or other pets - can be increased or decreased