Solliquin For Dogs and Cats With Fear and Anxiety

Solliquin at VetRxDirect

Solliquin Now Available at VetRxDirect

Solliquin is a new supplement designed to encourage normal behavior in dogs and cats with anxiety and fear disorders. Just like us, dogs and cats experience fear and feelings of anxiousness towards objects or situations and react with certain behaviors to handle them. Sometimes we can ease their stress or avoid certain events, but for some pets, it can lead to destructive, negative, or aggressive behaviors.

Solliquin helps produce a feeling of calm and contentment for your dog or cat and works to modify negative behaviors. It uses a blend of natural active ingredients including L-theanine, an amino acid found in green tea, which helps in the production of alpha brain waves. Additionally, it contains magnolia and Phellodendron extracts and whey protein concentrate with 10 essential amino acids. These include the building blocks for glutathione and serotonin production in the brain. Solliquin does not use sedation and comes in tasty chewable.

Common triggers include:

  • Loud noises from fireworks, thunderstorms, or social gatherings
  • Being home alone
  • Kenneling, traveling or moving
  • New people or pets in the house
  • Changes to environment or daily routine

If you know what causes your dog or cat to feel fearful, you may plan ahead for these situations. For example holidays. Often, these situations are unavoidable. Therefore, take time to watch your pet to figure out what triggers them to feel anxious or stressed and what behaviors they express in response to it. Meanwhile, dogs and cats can also express phobias to certain objects or situations. For example the vacuum cleaner or bathing. Once identified, work with your pet to condition them to the object or situation. Try using training and give positive rewards to modify their behavior.

Signs of Fear and Anxiety In Cats

  • Hiding
  • Excessive grooming
  • Panting
  • Going outside litterbox
  • Spraying
  • Aggression between cats

Signs of Fear and Anxiety in Dogs

  • Panting & Trembling
  • Hiding & Avoidance
  • Excessive drooling
  • House Soiling
  • Destruction
  • Excessive whining or barking

Nevertheless, for some dogs and cats, these methods alone will not be enough to ease or rid them of their anxiety. If you find yourselves in that position, consult with your veterinarian to find out if a supplement like Solliquin will fit your needs.

2017 Holiday Hours and Shipping Dates

With the holidays coming up, our pharmacy will have abbreviated hours and shipping schedule. While is available 24 hours a day for online order placement, please pay particular attention to our holiday hours and shipping schedule, especially if you rely on our pharmacy for insulin or other temperature sensitive products. While we always ship every package as soon as possible at VetRxDirect, please allow a couple of extra days for delivery on orders placed in the upcoming weeks. This season our pharmacy will be closed with no shipping or receiving on Monday, December 25th, and Monday, January 1st.

VetRxDirect’s 2017 holiday customer service hours are as follows:

  • Sunday, December 24: CLOSED.
  • Monday, December 25: CLOSED.
  • Tuesday, December 26: Open with regular business hours 9:00am-5:00pm CST.
  • Sunday, December 31: CLOSED.
  • Monday, January 1: CLOSED.
  • Tuesday, January 2: Resume normal customer service hours.

VetRxDirect’s 2017 holiday shipping schedule is as follows:

  • Thursday, December 21: Last day to ship temperature sensitive orders this week.*
  • Friday, December 22: No temperature sensitive orders shipped.
  • Saturday, December 23: No orders ship.
  • Sunday, December 24: CLOSED.
  • Monday, December 25: CLOSED.
  • Thursday, December 28: Last day to ship temperature sensitive orders this week.*
  • Friday, December 29: No temperature sensitive orders shipped.
  • Saturday, December 30: No orders ship.
  • Sunday, December 31: CLOSED.
  • Monday, January 1: CLOSED.
  • Tuesday, January 2: Resume normal shipping policies.

*Prescription orders, including temperature-sensitive drugs, can only ship after approval from your veterinarian. Prescription authorization must be obtained before 3 PM CST in order to be shipped out on the same day. Temperature sensitive orders which do not make our processing deadlines on Thursday, December 21st  or Thursday, December 28th will not ship until Tuesday, December 26th and Tuesday, January 2nd respectively. Visit our website for more information.

Please feel free to leave a message or send us an email at anytime. We’ll return your call or send replies during our next business hours after your message.

We wish you and your pets a warm and happy holiday season,

Your friends at VetRxDirect

Coprophagia Solutions For Dogs and Cats That Eat Stools

Our pets can sometimes have habits that gross us out, but when your dog or cat eats their own poop, you may feel completely disgusted. Coprophagia, the technical term for stool eating, has different causes. Dogs commonly express this behavior more than cats, and some dogs are even attracted to other animal feces and litter boxes for cat stools.

Coprophagia can be behavioral. Both dogs and cats may pick up the habit as adults or at a young age. Some animals are driven by boredom or curiosity, by anxiety or confinement issues, or to seek attention. You can help correct the behavior with training and denying your dog access to feces. Supervise your dog while outdoors and keep the area clean from any stools. Keep cat litter boxes in a location where your dog cannot access them. Coprophagia can also be a sign of an underlying medical condition or nutritional deficiency. Certain medical conditions and drugs can increase appetite and stool eating. Some of these include intestinal parasite infections, diabetes, Cushing’s disease, and thyroid disease. Dogs that have poorly balanced diets, of malabsorption problems, or lack digestive enzymes may also begin to eat their stools in attempt to replace missing nutrients.

 Coprophagia Deterrents

VetRxDirect has a variety dietary and nutritional supplements to help curb stool eating.These deterrents make the taste and odor of their feces less appealing, and help replenish vitamins, enzymes, and nutrients caused by deficiency.

For-Bid at VetRxDirectFor-Bid is a product used for dogs and cats with coprophagia. For-Bid is a powder that you sprinkle over your pet’s food. After ingesting, the ingredients will make the stools have an unpalatable taste and curb the undesirable habit.



Stop Stool Eating at VetRxDirectStop Stool Eating discourages dogs from consuming their own feces as well as other dogs’. It helps support digestive health with a live source of prebiotics and probiotics, as well as digestive enzymes protease, cellulase, lipase, alpha, and amylase. Together these ingredients work to make eating stools less desirable to your dog.


Outtta My Box at VetRxDirectOutta My Box is a soft chew that helps deter dogs from eating cat feces. When given to both the cat and the dog, Outta My Box works to make litter box feces less desirable, reduces their odor, and reduce the dog’s’ cravings and support gastrointestinal health. It also includes salmon oil and flaxseed as sources of fatty acids.


Cease Coprophagia at VetRxDirectCease Coprophagia discourages stool eating by making the feces have a bad taste with the ingredient MSG. It includes B complex vitamins, which are a potential cause of coprophagia pets that are deficient. It also helps in the breakdown of fiber by using the digestive enzyme cellulase.



Do you have a dog or cat that eats stool? Have you used a supplement or deterrent to curb their habit?

How To Reduce Holiday Anxiety For Your Dog or Cat

When it comes to winter holidays many of us enjoy going to parties or gathering with family and friends. When celebrating the season it’s also important to remember your pets during the hustle and bustle. Some dogs and cats suffer from anxiety disorders, while others can have a sensitivity to loud noises. Holiday festivities can trigger these problems and sometimes lead to negative behaviors. We have included some ways to keep the holidays less stressful for your pets.

Visitors and groups of people can upset dogs and cats. Even pets that aren’t normally shy may become nervous with the noise and excitement that accompany a holiday gathering. A Room of Their Own: Give your pet their own quiet space to retreat to. Make sure your pet has a room or crate somewhere away from the commotion, where your guests won’t follow, that it can go to anytime it wants to get away.

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Traveling is a common source of tension for pets. Car rides may cause animals to become nervous and sometimes carsick, making it unpleasant for both you and your pets. If you are leaving for an extended period of time or going out of town, you may choose to board or kennel your pets. Some pets experience anxiety and distress when separated from their owners. Make considerations and plans in advance for your pets when traveling, especially for those with separation anxiety

New Year’s Noise: Many pets are scared of fireworks, so be sure to secure them in a safe, escape-proof area as midnight approaches. Animals that have firework anxiety react negatively to other loud noises as well. Keep in mind that common party items and celebrations can cause your pet to become anxious and fearful. These may include party poppers, party horns, and balloon popping. Learn more about holiday pet safety.

Medication For Anxiety

For some dogs and cats, these methods won’t be enough to ease or rid them of their anxiety. If you find yourselves in that position, consult with your veterinarian and get an assessment to find out if medication is appropriate for your pet. VetRxDirect offers a variety of anxiety medications and supplements.

Fluoxetine at VetRxDirectFluoxetine is a prescription antidepressant medication. It works with certain chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced. It is commonly used to treat certain behavior disorders in dogs and cats such as anxiety. Fluoxetine is available in tablets or capsules. Compounded oral suspension or transdermal gel is also available.



Zylkene For Anxiety at VetRxDirect

Zylkene is a natural way to soothe your pet. It helps discourage behavioral problems that stem from stress including improper urination, separation anxiety, and destructive behavior. This nutritional supplement is made from a special milk protein with peptides that can impact the brain receptors that cause stress. It has a calming effect on dogs and cats without causing sleepiness.


Have you used a medication to treat your pet’s anxiety?

L-Lysine Supplements For Cats

L-Lysine supplements are commonly used to help reduce symptoms in cats with feline herpes virus. Feline herpesvirus (FHV, FHV-1) is a highly contagious virus that is one of the major causes of upper respiratory infections or cat flu in cats. It is an airborne virus that spreads easily and can be passed from one cat to another by direct contact or even contact with an infected food and water bowls, even when the infected cat isn’t experiencing symptoms. Once a cat is infected with the feline herpes virus they carry it for life and may experience flare-ups of the illness. Some of the common symptoms of Feline Herpes Virus Include:

  • Discharge from eyes or nose
  • Nasal congestion
  • Sneezing
  • Fever
  • Lethargy
  • Loss of appetite
  • Excessive blinking
  • Squinting
  • Throat and mouth sores
  • Breathing problems

Feline Herpes Virus is a major cause of upper respiratory disease in cats and also affects the health of the eyes. It can even cause damage to the eyes if the infection is severe or left untreated. It can cause conjunctivitis, which is the inflammation of the tissues that line the eyelids and surround the eyes. Keratitis, which is inflammation and infection of the cornea, can lead to corneal ulcers, corneal scarring, or chronic ‘dry eye’ (keratoconjunctivitis sicca or KCS). Learn more about feline herpesviral conjunctivitis.

L-Lysine is a type of essential amino acid that has been used to help stop the spreading and progression of feline herpes virus in cats. Lysine is a natural amino acid used by the cells in the body which interferes with the replication of the virus by blocking its use of arginine, another type of amino acid. By providing a L-Lysine supplement, it may help slow the infection from worsening in your cat and reduce future outbreaks.

Optixcare L-Lysine Chews

Optixcare L-Lysine chews may help reduce the severity and frequency of feline herpes outbreaks, and support eye health for your cat. It may also reduce the symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections Each chew contains 500 mg of lysine and has a tasty, chicken flavor cats will enjoy.

Duralactin L-Lysine Paste




Duralactin L-Lysine paste helps support eye and respiratory health in cats. L-lysine also helps reduce the replication of the feline herpes virus and may reduce outbreaks in infected cats. It contains natural antioxidants and essential Omega fatty acids. Duralactin also includes MicroLactin, a dried milk protein from hyperimmunized cows, to help manage inflammation.

Have you ever used an L-Lysine supplement for your cat? If so, leave us a comment below!