Ceva Introduces New Adaptil™ Collar

Easy-to-use collar helps puppies and adult dogs adapt to challenging situations

January 15, 2012 – North America Veterinary Conference, Orlando, Fla. – Adaptil™ (formerly D.A.P.) is now available in a convenient new easy-to-use collar. Developed by Ceva Animal Health, Adaptil has the same canine appeasing pheromone mother dogs emit. These synthetic, appeasing pheromones provide puppies and adult dogs with a sense of wellbeing and reassurance. The collar can be worn at all times to enable dogs to better handle stressful situations such as:

  • New People/Things/Places: moving or major changes in the household, remodeling or redecorating, new pieces of furniture.
  • Fear/Phobias: thunderstorms, lightening, fireworks.
  • Temporary changes: being transported, hospitalized or boarded.

Adaptil collars also give owners and trainers a safe and easy way to keep puppies calm so they can take on new people, places and situations with confidence. Feeling comfortable during this formidable time helps puppies grow into well-socialized dogs for life.

Leader Dogs for the Blind, a non-profit organization that provides guide dogs free of charge, is currently using the new Adaptil collar to train “Ceva,” a black Labrador retriever. Ceva will wear the collar throughout her preparation to support a blind or visually impaired person. To aid the visually impaired, the new Adaptil collar and package is embossed with Braille. Adaptil is also offered in two other convenient forms: electric diffuser and spray. Dog owners may plug the diffuser into rooms or kennels, or spray a carrier when transporting their dog. Veterinarians can order the collar through their Ceva representative or distributor or by calling 800-999-0297.

About Ceva Animal Health: Ceva’s key companion animal products include the Vectra® line of parasiticides, AdaptilTM (formerly D.A.P.) and Feliway® pheromone behavior aids and Senilife® neuroprotection for aging pets. Ceva Biomune’s key poultry products include CEVAC® Transmune IBD, Vectormune® FP and Vectormune® HVT. Ceva Biomune Campus and the North America Zone headquarters are both located in Lenexa, Kansas. Visit www.ceva.us.

About Ceva Santé Animale: Ceva’s parent company is a global veterinary health company focused on the research, development, production and marketing of pharmaceutical products and vaccines for pets, livestock, swine and poultry. Its headquarters is in Libourne, France. Visit www.ceva.com.

For more information, please contact Carolyn Gilliland at carolyn.gilliland[at]ceva.com or 913.945.4448.

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