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D.A.P. Dog Appeasing Pheromone Collar (Canada)

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D.a.p. Dog Appeasing Pheromone Collar

This treatment applies to the following species:
Manufacturer: Merck Animal Health

Well Being - Calming

In mammals, all lactating females release substances called “appeasing pheromones”, which functions are to reassure their offspring. Canine “appeasing pheromones” are secreted by the sebaceous glands of the intermammary sulcus in the lactating bitch. These pheromones help calm the puppy and provide reassurance, particularly in unknown environments and when encountering novel experiences. Research has shown that the reassuring properties of “appeasing pheromones” persist as dogs mature and also provide comfort to dogs of all ages.

D.A.P.® (Dog Appeasing Pheromone), resulting from veterinary research, reproduces all the properties of the natural “appeasing pheromones” of the bitch.


Dog Appeasing Pheromone (D.A.P.®): 2.5%

Excipients q.s. 1 collar


D.A.P.® collar will help control or prevent fear related signs in puppies and adult dogs. It can be used for events happening both inside and outside the home such as:

- Adjusting to a new environment (new home, strangers, kennels)

- Socialization period

- Novel and unpredictable situations

- Fear related reactions expressed outside the home (traffic, other dogs, thunderstorms, gunshots, etc...)

Combining D.A.P.® collar with D.A.P.® diffuser may provide optimal results for dogs showing indoor and outdoor fears. Consult your veterinarian.

Directions For Use

- Fasten the collar around the dog’s neck and adjust

- Cut off the excess portion of the collar

- Leave the collar around the dog’s neck at all times

- The effect of the collar lasts up to 4 weeks

Precautions And Warnings

- Remove the collar before bathing or shampooing and replace it after the dog’s coat is dry

- Do not use the collar on dogs with extensive skin lesions

- Do not open the protective pouch until the product is ready for use

- D.A.P.® collar is not a veterinary medicine. If there are signs of disease, please consult your veterinarian.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Pheromone Is In D.a.p.® And Is It Safe For Humans?

The pheromones released from D.A.P.® are identical to the natural canine appeasing pheromones secreted by bitches a few days after giving birth. As pheromones are species specific, canine pheromones have no effect on humans.

Is The D.a.p.® Collar As Effective In Adult Dogs As It Is In Puppies?

Research has clearly shown that the reassuring properties of canine appeasing pheromones persist into adulthood.

How Does D.a.p.® Collar Work?

When D.A.P.® collar is in contact with the dog’s skin, the dog’s body temperature warms the collar and encourages the diffusion of pheromones into the local environment. As a result, it is vital the D.A.P.® collar is in close contact with the dog’s skin at all times.

How Long Will It Take For The D.a.p.® Collar To Exert An Effect On My Dog?

As soon as the collar is fitted, the pheromones will begin to be released and to exert an effect on your dog.

Can I Use The D.a.p.® Collar Together With Other Collars Or Bandanas?

While other collars will not impair the effectiveness of the D.A.P.® collar, it is important to ensure that the D.A.P.® collar remains in close contact with the skin and is not covered by the other collar or bandana. If the D.A.P.® collar is covered or if the D.A.P.® collar is not in continuous contact with the dog’s skin, the release of the pheromone may be compromised and the positive influence on your dog reduced.

How Long Will The Collar Be Effective?

The collar will be effective for up to 4 weeks. After this time, and according to your veterinarian’s recommendation, you may need to renew the collar.

What Happens If My Dog Eats The Collar?

Like some other collars, the D.A.P.® collar is made of plastic and will act as a foreign body in your dog’s digestive system. Please consult your veterinarian if the dog has eaten a portion of the collar. There are, however, no toxic substances in the collar.

Can I Shampoo My Dog While Wearing The Collar?

It is advisable to remove the collar before shampooing or giving a bath to your dog. Do not worry if the collar gets wet during a walk. This will not affect the efficiency. However, the collar will not work while wet.

Can I Use The Collar Intermittently When Needed?

It is advised to leave the collar around the dog’s neck at all times for one month once opened. Your dog will benefit by constantly being exposed to the pheromones. If you remove the collar, the pheromones will still be released at a lower rate (even when kept at a low temperature i.e. in the refrigerator) and the efficiency of the collar may be affected. There are other forms of D.A.P.® which are more suitable for intermittent use such as the D.A.P.® spray.

Will Other Dogs In The House Be Affected By A D.a.p.® Collar Worn On One Dog?

No, the pheromone is diffused in the immediate vicinity of the dog wearing the D.A.P.® collar. However, it is recommended that all dogs in the household wear a D.A.P.® collar, as the dogs without behavior problems may become too interested in the dog that needs the collar. Alternatively, a D.A.P.® diffuser may be used in multi-dog households.

For How Long Should The D.a.p.® Collar Be Used?

It depends on the nature of the problem for which your veterinarian advised the use of the D.A.P.® collar.

For puppy adaptation, you should expect a smooth settlement in your home as well as positive experiences for the duration of the socialization period.

For other uses, it may take some time before you see an improvement, depending on the nature and severity of the problem. Some dogs may be more affected than others and may need a long term therapy program. The table below gives you some indications; however your veterinarian or your behaviorist may adapt the duration of use to your dogs specific case.


Recommended Duration Of Use

Adjusting to a new environment

1 month minimum

Socialization period

2 months minimum

Fears occurring outside the home (traffic, other dogs, thunderstorms, gunshots, etc...)

Adjust depending on the nature/cause of the fear and according to the duration of combined behavior modification

Fears occurring both inside and outside the home

Adjust depending on the nature/cause of the fear and according to the duration of combined behavior modification. The use of D.A.P.® diffuser in the home may provide optimal results


Some dogs, especially those living without close contact with other dogs, may continue to benefit from long term use of D.A.P.®


® Registered trademark of CEVA Santé Animale, used under license by Intervet Canada Corp.

US patent 6 077 867

Made in the Netherlands

Distributed in the USA by: Ceva Animal Health Inc., 8901 Rosehill Road, Lenexa, KS 66125 - USA

Intervet Canada Corp., 16750, route Transcanadienne, Kirkland QC, H9H 4M7

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Product code


For puppies and small dogs

fits necks up to 15 in / 38 cm



For medium and large dogs

fits necks up to 25 in / 63 cm



Nac No.


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