Is Melatonin Safe for Dogs?
Many dog owners ask us if it is safe to give melatonin to dogs and
some also ask us what it is.
What is Melatonin?
Melatonin is a hormone in mammals that occurs naturally in the pineal gland. The sleep-wake cycle and natural body clock are controlled and regulated by the hormone melatonin.
Can you give your dog Melatonin?
When humans are suffering from anxiety and insomnia or jet lag they might take a melatonin supplement in order to help reinstate and help regulate their sleep cycle. Melatonin can also provide a similar effect and have a similar benefit for your dog. Most dogs will begin to feel relaxed and sleepy after taking melatonin.
If your dog suffers from;
- sleep cycle problems
then a synthetic, natural melatonin supplement may help them to both relax and get a good night’s rest.
Can I purchase Melatonin?
Melatonin is only available in the UK on prescription. But there are many other natural supplements that can support your dog with anxiety and sleep problems.
What is Melatonin used for?
One of melatonin’s uses is for dogs with different forms of stress such as thunderstorms or fireworks, separation anxiety, when you leave the home and when travelling.
Our Stress Gold supplement works in a similar way, and will help your pet feel pleasantly relaxed and possibly sleepy.
A dose of Stress Gold prior to any stressful event can help your pet relax, reduce the stress level and provide a more pleasant experience.
Stress Gold’s drowsy effects also make it a good choice for dogs that struggle to find a regular sleep pattern. This allows them to feel more relaxed when going to sleep at night.
Another example is for older dogs with dementia, who might experience insomnia and roam the house while crying.
Here at Treat Your Dog we have chosen to offer the Pet Wellbeing range of holistic, all-natural products , designed to support your dog's overall health and wellness, since 2001.
If your dog is on medication, speak with your Vet as they will confirm that it can be used in conjunction with any medications that your dog already takes. Use with caution in conjunction with nervous system depressants. Do not use prior to anaesthesia. Use caution with cardiac and kidney conditions or if using steroids. If in doubt always discuss with your Vet before administering.