You might have heard that supplements of melatonin can help with sleeping for people but there are actually a lot of benefits of melatonin for dogs. Melatonin is a natural hormone in the brain that is produced to induce sleep.
Melatonin can help dogs with the following problems.
- Hair loss
- Separation Anxiety
Melatonin supplements for dogs is considered “experimental” even though it appears to be safe.
For dosage use this guideline.
“In general, when given orally, dogs under 25 lbs should receive 3 mg per dose, while those over 25 lbs should be given 6 mg per dose. Some sources recommend an even lower dose of 1.5 mg for small breeds and up to 9 mg for large breeds.”
Always speak to a vet before giving your dog any medication. Melatonin supplements might be a great option for your pup if he or she is struggling with one of the issues mentioned above.
Give the best to your pets so they can have a happy full life with you.
Source Veterinary Place