Is your dog afraid of loud noises? Does your dog experience stress, separation
anxiety, trouble sleeping, or seizures? Melatonin might be the answer for your beloved pet.
Melatonin has been shown to help calm and relax dogs (Vet Blog). Melatonin has also been used to treat insomnia and separation anxiety. Melatonin can help “reset” a circadian rhythm which is the internal body clock that tells your dog when to sleep and when to wake up.
Very few side-effects have been connected to melatonin (Vet Blog). Your dog shouldn’t be drowsy or hung-over. Some brands of melatonin are impure or have additives. Make sure you use a brand of melatonin that is reliable and does not contain Xylitol (CanIGiveMyDog.com).
Before you give melatonin to your dog you should follow these 2 steps:
Ask a vet
- It is always a good idea to check with your vet before giving anymedication to your pet
Check the dose
- A generally suggested dosage is 3-9 mg every 12-24 hours, depending on the dog’s size (Veterinary Place)
- Double check the dose with your vet