D.A.P. Comfort Zone Spray helps end or reduce fear-related, destructive behavior in dogs and puppies that result in the following behaviors: destructive behavior, such as chewing, excessive barking and whimpering, house soiling, hyperactivity and other fear-related behaviors. Comfort Zone Spray with D.A.P. works by mimicking the natural pheromone released by the alpha female dog while nursing, sending a signal of comfort and safety to her puppies. When the dog or puppy senses the pheromone through the nasal passage, he feels secure and comfortable, reducing his urge to act out through chewing, excessive barking, house soiling or other fear-related behaviors.
D.A.P. is available in 2 convenient forms: a spray & an electric (plug-in) diffuser (listed separately).
The D.A.P. Spray has a 60 ml volume.
1.What does the D.A.P. Spray do? Comfort Zone Spray with D.A.P. provides short-term comfort for dogs and puppies in stressful situations, such as: Traveling in the car; Visits to the veterinarian; Adoption into a new home; Adjusting to a new environment; Moving to a new home; Visitors to the home; New pet or family member; Training, walks and trips to the park; Thunderstorms and fireworks.
2. What is the active ingredient? In Comfort Zone Spray with D.A.P. the active ingredient is an analogue of the pheromone released by the mother dog while nursing.
3. What are pheromones? Pheromones are natural chemicals secreted by animals to communicate with other members of the same species. Often, pheromones will communicate ownership of territory and mating availability to others. Pheromones can be secreted from various locations on the body. Comfort Zone Spray with D.A.P. mimics the "appeasing" pheromone released by nursing mother dogs, sending a signal of comfort and safety to the puppies.
4. How well does Comfort Zone with D.A.P. work? In clinical studies*, Comfort Zone with D.A.P. reduced or ended destructive behavior in 91% of dogs, reduced or ended house soiling in 75% of dogs and reduced or ended excessive barking and whining in 65% of dogs.
5. What behaviors cannot be expected to change? As with any product, there are limitations to the effects. Comfort Zone Spray with D.A.P. cannot solve dominance-related problems, nor does it address communication problems between the owner and the pet. Behavioral conditions can result from many causes, and behaviors not resolved by using the products should be addressed by a veterinarian.
6. How is the product used? This product should be used 15 minutes prior to desired effects. Spray 8-10 pumps in the general area where the dog will be residing 15 minutes before the dog is introduced into the environment (car, carrier, etc.). Always refer to the package insert for complete instructions for use.
7. Can I spray the product directly on my dog? No. Comfort Zone Spray with D.A.P. contains alcohol and should not be directly sprayed on or near an animal.
8. Where can this product be used? This product can be sprayed directly on bedding, inside crates or kennels, or in the car 15 minutes prior to introducing the dog to the area. It can also be sprayed on the bandana tied around your dog's neck or on a towel near your dog.
9. How can I keep my dog calm during transport? For transport in a crate or car, spray 8-10 pumps of Comfort Zone Spray with D.A.P. in the crate or car about 15 minutes before introducing the dog. Reapply every 1 ½ - 2 hours as needed.
10. How long do the effects of one usage last? Each animal will respond differently, but effects should last approximately 1 ½ to 2 hours.
11. How many applications are in each 60-ml bottle? Each bottle contains approximately 50 applications, which is based on an average of 8-10 sprays per use.
12. Will the product stain or mark my furniture? The product should not stain or mark. Nevertheless, owing to the wide variety of materials used in household furnishings, we advise that you test the product on a sample that is not easily visible prior to using it.
13. What do I do if my pet's behavior gets worse? It is very unlikely that Comfort Zone with D.A.P. will exacerbate any behavioral condition. In such a situation, we recommend that you call your veterinarian.
14. Should both the Comfort Zone Diffuser and Spray with D.A.P. poducts be used together for better results? Both the spray and diffuser may be used in combination for best results inside and outside of the home. The diffuser provides long-term, 24-hour control inside the home, while the spray provides short-term control inside or outside the home.
15. If the Comfort Spray with D.A.P. is used in boarding facilities, will there be a noticeable effect for the animals? This depends on where the product is used. In kennel situations, many different types of pheromones are released by dogs and cats, which may compete with the Comfort Zone Spray with D.A.P. In air-exchanged facilities, the effects may vary. However, it is generally accepted that exposure to pheromones found in the Comfort Zone Spray with D.A.P. will help reduce the anxiety of your pet's stay.
16. If the Comfort Zone Spray with D.A.P. is used in grooming facilities, will there be a noticeable effect for the animals? The use of Comfort Zone Spray with D.A.P. in the grooming area should help relax the dog. However, this depends on both the level of anxiety/excitement the animal feels, which could override the pheromone effect, and the amount of time/exposure the pets have to the pheromone in the area. Also, in air-exchanged facilities, the effects may vary.