Zylkene – Helping your pets cope…

Zylkène® is a fast acting, natural product, proven to help manage stress in cats and dogs. Its active ingredient, a-casozepine, is derived from the milk protein, casein, which helps to create a feeling of calm and relaxation in these pets.

Launched in April 2008, Zylkène has become a familiar product for veterinary surgeons, behaviourists, 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.

Zylkène uses

Launched in April 2008, Zylkène has become a familiar product for veterinary surgeons, behaviourists, nurses and pet owners for helping pets adjust to change and handle stressful situations. Zylkène is proven to help in the following situations:

  • Adoption as a new pet
  • Adoption of a new pet
  • Loud noises such as thunderstorms and fireworks
  • Kennelling
  • Travelling
  • Cohabitation with other pets
  • Moving house
  • Nursing and weaning
  • Being home alone

Like with infants, the milk protein that is used in Zylkène has a calming effect on the brain and does not cause sedation or sleepiness. It can be administered with other natural products as well as with prescription medications. Zylkène may also be a solution for stress-related behavioural problems such improper urination, over-grooming, separation anxiety, training and even shyness in cats.

How to use Zylkène

Zylkène is available as a powder protected in capsules. Being derived from milk, Zylkène is palatable and will be accepted by a large percentage of pets. It is given once a day as the entire capsule or by sprinkling the powder over food or mixing it with liquids. In some cases it will even be accepted as a treat. Ideally Zylkène supplementation should be started a few days before required, for example before the fireworks season begins or before a kennel or cattery stay. Zylkène is safe and can be given daily for weeks to months or even longer is necessary.

Zylkene dosage table


Zylkène is a non-prescription drug and is available over the counter from veterinarians, vet shops and good pet shops. It is available in three sizes:

  • 75 mg for cats and small dogs
  • 225 mg for medium dogs
  • 450 mg for large dogs

In South Africa, Zylkène is sold in boxes of 20 capsules each.

Zylkene packs
Zylkène is available for cats, small dogs, medium dogs and large dogs and is sold in boxes of 30 capsules each.

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