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I'm bringing an 8-week old puppy home on a plane. The puppy will weigh approx 7lbs. The flight is 5 1/2 hours. Is Shen Calmer something I could use to soothe him and if so at what dose? Also, how might I administer? Our acupuncturist/vet used to bring the biscuits, but I understand they are no longer available. Is this product something I might use or should I use something else? Thank you!
Thank you for your question! You may use Shen Calmer with approval from your vet, but please know sometimes herbs can take a month to start working since they are a gentler form of treatment than drugs. If your trip is coming up soon we recommend checking with your vet to learn about all of your options.
Hi, what's the typical dosage for a 10-pound dog with anxiety? Thank you.
Thank you for your question! For a 10-pound dog, we recommend choosing this product: https://tcvmpet.com/products/shen-calmer-teapills-200-html?variant=14813876682801.
The manufacturer's recommended dose is 1-2 teapills per 10lbs of body weight twice daily. Since this is a range, please check with your vet for the proper dose for your pet's individual characteristics.
To request authorization to purchase this product, please go here: https://tcvmpet.com/pages/get-an-authorization.
Hello, what is the likelihood of a dog developing diarrhea as a side effect of taking Jing Tang Shen Calmer 0.5mg twice a day?
Thank you for your question! While some side effects upon starting the herbs are possible, our vets do not observe this in most cases. A great way to decrease the chance of stomach irritation is starting at the lowest dose in the dosing range and increasing from there. Some pet owners and vets decide to try herbs because the potential benefits outweigh the mild side effects.
My cocker spaniel is 15.5 yrs. old. She has already lost about 7 pounds over the past year, down to about 19 lbs. She is no longer good traveling in a car and she paces at home constantly. Our vet recommended the shen calmer and she has been taking it for about 5 days. She is showing a decrease in appetite. She can’t afford to lose more weight. Is this a possible side effect of the medicine?
Thanks for your question, and I'm sorry to hear your Cocker Spaniel is struggling with anxiety. The only known side effects of Jing Tang herbals are mild gastrointestinal distress or diarrhea. These side effects usually resolve on their own in a few days, and most vets recommend continuing to administer the herbs throughout this period. Please check with your vet to see what they recommend for your Cocker Spaniel, as your vet knows your pet and their individual constitution and characteristics the best. Thank you for supporting Chinese Medicine and trying Shen Calmer!
How much is it
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Hello, what would the dosing be for a cat under 10lbs? Thank you.
Thanks for your question! The typical dose for Shen Calmer for cats is one Concentrated 0.2g Capsule for small dog/cat (less than 10 lbs) once a day. However, your veterinarian's authorization is needed in order to purchase. They may adjust the dose as well depending on your cat's condition. You can request authorization here: https://tcvmpet.com/pages/get-an-authorization
do you know if this herb complex is organic? also , do you break the capsule open and mix it in with the cat's food? thanks!
Hi there, thank you for your question! The herbs used in Jing Tang formulas are not organic. Capsules can be administered orally to your cat or broken apart and mixed with food. If you'd like more information about the grade of herbs used or quality control, you can check out this helpful page on Jing Tang's website: https://store.tcvmherbal.com/qualitycontrolprocedure.asp.