Friday, May 20, 2016

Veterinary Highlights: New Non-sedative Calming Gel to Treat Noise Phobia in Dogs

Many dogs suffer from noise phobia. Fireworks, thunderstorms and other loud noises can cause extreme anxiety. Roxy would not set her foot outside during major holidays or during storms. She would hide in the bathroom. Fortunately, being able to hide in there was enough to get her through it. Many dogs are not as lucky. No matter where they hide they remain anxious.

There are a number of products and techniques to help dogs with this issue. Not everything works for every dog.

Now there is a new tool to consider if noise is a source of stress for your dog.

Sileo, non-sedative calming gel is the first FDA-approved treatment targeting noise phobia. Something to look into if your dog has a problem with noises.

Source article:
Zoetis launches non-sedative calming gel to treat noise aversion in dogs


  1. I'm curious about the long term side effects of this product. I know someone who has a dog with severe anxiety and I told her about this product. It's not something I'm comfortable with, but I also don't have dogs with severe anxiety.

    1. Well, it probably has some. But so does severe anxiety. So it's a balance as always. The Trazodone Cookie has been on so far was tolerated well by her body. But in her case it's not for anxiety.

      How well this drug does remains to be seen. For a dog suffering with severe anxiety, though, worth of try I think.