Sunday, July 3, 2016

New Drug Helps Dogs Frightened by Fireworks

One third of our dogs suffer from serious "noise aversion", a condition caused by loud noises like fireworks and thunder.

Many dogs run away in terror and end up in shelters on the July 4th holiday, or worse, sustain life-threatening injuries.

Now the FDA has approved a prescription drug called Sileo to help dogs who experience this kind of anxiety.  Unlike tranquilizers that sedate dogs, Sileo works to inhibit the release of adrenaline which creates a calming effect.

The drug works rapidly and wears off within a few hours.

Read more about Sileo or talk to your veterinarian.