Feisty49 Posted May 28, 2016 Share Posted May 28, 2016 A friend who has been a Greyhound person for about 20 years told me that she got a 'script medicine from her vet (also mine) today called Sileo. It came out just this week. It is supposed to reduce anxiety and fear associated with noise, such as fireworks and thunder storms. It is a gel administered via a syringe between the gum and cheek of a dog. To quote from the URL link below: "Sileo works by blocking norepinephrine, a brain chemical similar to adrenaline that pumps up anxiety. It comes in prefilled plastic syringes with a dial for setting a precise dose according to the dog's weight. The needleless syringe is placed between the dog's gum and lip. A little push ejects a small amount of gel that's absorbed by the tissue lining the dog's cheek, which limits how much circulates in the dog's body at a time while enabling the medicine to start working within 30 to 60 minutes. It works for two to three hours, said McFarland, who's used Sileo with good results on his Finnish Lapphund. Each syringe costs $30, about two doses for an 80- to 100-pound dog or fours doses for a 40-pound dog." http://www.nola.com/pets/index.ssf/2016/05/dog_noise_drug.html It's expensive, though for those of us with just one dog it is affordable and would be worth it if indeed it does what it claims. My friend is going to try it today on one of her Greyhounds that is particularly afraid of thunder storms, which we are expecting. She'll let me know if it works. I am interested not for T-storms, though Annie doesn't like them, but for July 4th! Last year was the first year in New York State it was legal for individuals to shoot off fireworks. Since most of my neighbors are law abiding, there was never an issue with fireworks until last year when it was legal. If I'm convinced it works and is safe, I will use it for Annie on July 4th. She was so bad last year I almost took her to the emergency vet. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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