Adaptil Collar Review – Is it just a scam?

This is another cool little product from Adaptil. It’s a magical dog collar ideal for helping your dog out with stressful situations. Unlike the adaptil diffuser spray, with this collar, you can make sure the dog gets the full use from the synthetic Adaptil Pheromone not just inside the house but while out and about which for some dogs is actually the most anxiety prone time. You could use it for travelling, visits to the vets and socialization with other dogs down at the park for example.


Does it work?

Yes and No. The synthetic Pheromone is scientifically proven work, trusted by vets and charities but still has mixed adaptil reviews on Amazon. To put it simply it works for some dogs, not for others and there is nothing you can do about that. It’s just nature.

February 2019 Update

In my opinion, there are too many doubts with the Adaptil Collar, I do believe it does work for some people but I’ve also received some emails from dog owners telling me that they wasted their money buying the product. Since writing this review, a lot has changed. CBD Oil has become legal in many places around the world and since I discovered the company Canna Pet my dog’s live has changed. Their natural products completely calm him down and I can see that is suffering has finally ended.

How does it work?

When your dog was a puppy her mother will have naturally released a pheromone that is only picked up by dogs meaning it is species specific. The pheromone is a natural anti-anxiety spray that helps the scared puppies relax and stay calm when they first enter the world scared. The thing is though even when a dog grows up the pheromone can still potentially have the same effects. Unfortunately, though, dogs won’t be able to get it from their mother. Adaptil has smartly recreated a synthetic copy though in an attempt to seduce the same calming effects for any dog without its mother.

Side effects – Is it Safe?

The Adaptil Collar is safe since it’s not a medication. The Pheromone is only picked up my dogs so it’s also fine for other humans to be around it. One of the worst things that can happen is that it simply will have an effect on your dog and that case you will just simply have wasted your money.

Will the collar fit your dog?

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The Adaptil collar comes in a small and medium/large size for puppies at 37.5cm and fully grown dogs at 62.5cm in size which makes sure it fits all dogs in need.

How long does it last?

Eventually, after 4 weeks, the collar will actually stop becoming as effective since the Pheromone starts to lose its power. The only thing you can do then is to replace it with a new one.

Can you combine the collar with the Diffuser?

You can also combine this with the Adaptil diffuser which would work. You could leave it turned on 24 hours per day inside the room your dog spends most of it’s time and then also let your dog wear the collar 24 hours per day. That way you can make sure that your dog will also have access to the Pheromone.

Is it comfortable for your dog?

You just need to make sure you measure your dog’s neck properly first and then you once you get the appropriate collar your dog should have no discomfort. The collar is also adjustable and the collar now for sale is actually a second upgraded version. The 2nd collar features anti-irritation features making it designed for greater comfort while still keeping the same pheromone.

Looking around all the different vendors we can see a wide range in prices, during my search for the best place to buy the I collar I checked,,,, and Amazon was the clear winner with PetsAtHome charging more than double their price for the same product.


  • Just purchased the collar today for one if my doggies who us terrified of fire works, ill be back next week to see if there is a change. Keep your web page going as sure once we doggies parents see it, will join in !!!!

  • Can Adaptil cause diarrhea? After I put the collar on, he started having diarrhea including in the house

  • Waste of time and money for us, had no effect on our greyhound whatsoever during the bonfire month. Tried to use Adaptil’s money back guarantee and we just encountered barriers. I believe they just make it awkward for you and in the end you give up.

    • Hi Chris, thanks for sharing. Sorry to hear it didn’t work, that seems to be the consensus for most sadly. I’ve heard some really good things about Cannapet recently. PS. Let me know if Adaptil doesn’t refund your money and I will update this post

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