A Better Solution for Calming Your Dog in Lubbock
You hear the distant rumble of thunder. Your dog, who had been relaxing by your feet just a moment ago, is crouched on the floor, ears back, whimpering. You try to comfort him, but he continues to tremble and whine. You try to offer him treats, but he ignores them. What else can you do in this situation?
At the Veterinary Clinic of Lubbock, we are pleased to offer SILEO, a veterinarian-prescribed medication that keeps your dog calm and relaxed without sedating them. This allows them to continue interacting with you and your family as they normally would.
Many pets suffer from noise aversion, which can be exacerbated by various triggers, including:
- Construction work
- Street noise and traffic
- Any other loud noises
For dogs, these sounds can be frightening, and may cause them to become very stressed. Dogs can exhibit a variety of behaviors when responding to these situations, such as:
- Vocalizing (whining, barking)
- Refusal to eat
- Abnormal clinginess
How SILEO Works
SILEO is an oromucosal gel that comes in a pre-loaded, multidosal syringe with a locking mechanism that helps owners measure the correct dose for their pet. It is the first and only FDA-approved calming treatment for dogs suffering from noise aversion, and is proven to be effective without the need for other treatments. SILEO can be used as needed in preparation of potentially noisy events. You should administer SILEO either 30-60 minutes prior to the event, or as soon as your dog begins exhibiting one or more of the above behaviors.
SILEO is not meant to be swallowed; instead the gel is absorbed through the mucous membranes and into the surrounding tissues. SILEO generally takes 30 minutes to an hour to take effect, and lasts between 2-3 hours.
If you’re interested in trying SILEO for your noise-averse canine, please contact us at (806) 792-8387.