Can I Give My Dog Melatonin?

Can I give my dog melatonin?
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What is melatonin?

Melatonin is a hormone that helps to regulate sleep patterns.

What is melatonin used for in dogs?

Melatonin can act as a natural calming agent, useful for dogs suffering from separation anxiety, noise phobias, or a stressful event like a house move.

How is melatonin administered to dogs?

Is any monitoring required while my dog is on melatonin?

It is important to follow your vet’s advice regarding this supplement, however, in some cases, a more proven treatment might be available.

What are the side effects of melatonin in dogs?

Side effects are rare and are usually limited to sedative effects as well as potentially affecting sex hormone secretion and fertility.

Is melatonin effective?

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Rebecca is a companion animal vet who has always had a passion for writing and client communication. Since her graduation from the Royal Veterinary college in 2009, she has gained a wealth of experience in first opinion small animal practice, in both clinical and managerial roles. She currently works in the South West and deals with a variety of routine and emergency appointments, but particularly enjoys medicine cases. Outside of work and writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, including her bouncy flat-coated retriever George!

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