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The manufacturer's directions for use:
Zylkene capsules can be administered orally, or opened and mixed with a meal. Use as recommended by your veterinarian.
Short-term use: Use Zylkene for 1–2 days before a planned event or change in environment. Some animals may need earlier administration (5–7 days).
That said, a Company spokesman told us they strongly recommend you purchase a minimum of 6 packets, and use 2 per day for the 2 days prior to your event and 2 on the day of your event. Using less may not yield the results you are looking and hoping for.