Does Your Dog Suffer from Noise Aversion?
If so, they’re not alone. According to a Harris Poll conducted for Zoetis, approximately one-third of owners claim that their pet is affected by dog noise aversion. Noise-averse canines become extremely fearful when they hear loud noises such as thunder, fireworks, heavy construction, and street traffic. These noisy events can be traumatizing for our canine companions, and stressful for us if we’re unable to comfort them.
We have a solution—Sileo, an oromucosal gel, can help calm your pet without making them groggy and disoriented, as sedatives do. It also does not need to be swallowed, so you don’t have to worry about your dog spitting it out. Sileo comes in a pre-loaded syringe with a locking mechanism that allows you to correctly measure out your pet’s doses every time.
To administer Sileo, simply lift your pet’s upper lip and inject the gel between their cheek and gums, and it will be absorbed through the mucous membrane. Sileo takes about 30-60 minutes to take effect, so be sure to time your pet’s dose in anticipation of a noisy event (if possible). A single dose can last between 2-3 hours, and can be re-administered every 2 hours as needed.
Signs of Noise Aversion in Dogs
No two dogs are exactly alike, and neither are their noise aversion symptoms. These include:
- Vocalizing (whining and barking)
- Abnormal clinginess
- Yawning excessively
- Refusal to eat
Contact us at any time to discuss your dog’s noise aversion symptoms so we can offer the best solution. We want your pet to feel safe and secure without the need for sedatives or a kennel, and for you both to live in harmony. If you’re interested in learning more about Sileo and what it can do for your canine, give us a call at (520) 722-2771.