As we mentioned the other day, we see several dogs with noise induced anxiety. Most recently this was from storms but we see it all year with fire works and construction related noises. We gave you some tips but also wanted to let you know about this product. We have had really good luck with this medication called Sileo. Below is a little information about it.
If you have any questions, please give us a call. 740-587-1129.
Using Sileo for Noise Induced Anxiety in Dogs
SILEO is the first and only FDA-approved treatment for canine noise aversion associated with fear and anxiety. The name is pronounced /si-lehh-o/. It’s a Latin word that means to “be silent.” Common noise aversion triggers include fireworks, thunder, construction work, traffic or street noise, celebrations, vacuum cleaners and smoke detectors. SILEO gel comes preloaded in a multidose oral syringe.
Dexmedetomidine (the active ingredient) calms your dog by preventing or reducing specific reactions in the nervous system.
Giving SILEO to Dogs
- SILEO is formulated as a gel that is absorbed into your dog’s body when you apply it to the mucous membranes between your dog’s cheek and gums. It should not be swallowed. See dosage instructions on the box. Use gloves when administering. Do not handle if you are pregnant. Store inside box as Sileo is sensitive to light.
- The dosing chart is by body weight and associated number of dots.
- A dose greater than 6 dots should be divided between both sides of the mouth to maximize absorption through the mucous membranes.
- Avoiding food and treats 15 minutes after dosing minimizes the risk of your dog swallowing any part of the dose.
- Ideally, this syringe should be used within two weeks.
When to give your dog SILEO
The first dose can be given:
- Approximately 30–60 minutes before the noise event
- As soon as your dog shows signs of anxiety or fear related to noise
- Whenever you hear a noise that causes your dog to be fearful or anxious
- If your dog swallows SILEO, allow at least 2 hours before applying the next dose.
Additional doses can be given:
- It takes about 30 minutes to 1 hour for SILEO to take full effect, and it typically lasts 2 to 3 hours. If the noise continues and the behavioral changes recur, further doses can be given at intervals of 2 hours, up to a total of five times during each noise event, as needed.
- Do not give another dose of SILEO if your dog appears sedated from the previous dose.
- Do not give more than 5 doses per event.
If you have any questions about Sileo, please give us a call. 740-587-1129.