CALMdog is available in tablets or as a liquid. Both are best fed directly into the mouth, but can also be given with food.
All Nupafeed® Supplements are made by the German pharmaceutical company, Verla-Pharm under strict laboratory conditions. Verla-Pharm is primarily concerned with producing pharmaceuticals for human medicine, their equine products benefit from their superior knowledge, research and quality of ingredients.
For dogs under 10lbs we recommend the liquid because it can be easily measured in tiny amounts.
Otherwise you should choose whichever you feel would be easiest to feed. The tablets can easily be split in half. The liquid comes with a syringe which you can use for administration directly into the mouth.
CALMdog does not contain valerian, L-tryptophan or any other potentially drowsy ingredients. Magnesium is an essential nutrient and efficiently regulated through urinal excretion, so it will not compromise your dog’s performance.
For generally stressful dogs, it usually takes approx 5-7 days. If you do not see an improvement after this time you can increase the feeding level.
CALMdog can also be used for shorter periods such as competition or fireworks. However, you will need to begin feeding approx 5 days before.
Low grades of magnesium can act as a laxative and cause diarrhea. Due to the fact that they are poorly absorbed in the stomach it leaves a lot of magnesium entering the gut. The magnesium will then attract water into the gut causing dehydration which could lead to dehydration. Since CALMdog has a higher absorption rate a much smaller amount enters the gut.
Magnesium can reduce the absorption of some antibiotics, it is therefore best to feed them at least two hours apart.
There are no other known interactions, CALMdog is generally very safe and can be used alongside other supplements.
As long as you need to, permanently if necessary although most dogs improve with time allowing you to reduce the feeding rate and eventually stop using it.
You should not feed CALMdog to a dog that may be suffering from struvite stones, or if they are susceptible to struvite stones and recurrent urinary tract infections.
CALMdog should not be used with dogs that suffer renal insufficiency as the kidneys are responsible for regulating blood magnesium. Always consult your vet if unsure.