Feisty49 Posted July 3, 2016 Share Posted July 3, 2016 (edited) A few weeks ago I started a thread about Sileo, which is a treatment for dogs who have noise aversion. Unfortunately, I've had to use it this weekend and it worked!!! Last night about 6:30, neighbors on the street behind me started setting off firecrackers. Just one or two at first, so I quickly administered the Sileo to Annie, who was already up, panting and leaning into me as if I could save her. Thankfully, no more were set off for about 20 minutes and in that time, the Sileo took effect and Annie, who had settled back down in her bed, only raised her head with interest, as if I had dropped something on the floor, and then put her head down and laid there, with no reaction at all The fireworks were not continuous. A few would be set off then nothing for 20 minutes or so, which is just terrible for a dog because they think it's all over and then BAM. I could not believe how well it worked. I watched Annie closely and her demeanor was as it usually is in the evening: sort of sleeping but not solidly because she keeps an eyes on me. When I settled down in the chair to read, she then went to sleep, as is normal. I administered the Sileo about 6:40 and it lasted about 3-1/2 hours, at which time we were headed to bed and for some reason, the firecrackers had stopped. Pro: It works for Annie with no side affects. Pro (at least for me): Annie always takes meds easily and this was no exception. It was easy to insert the syringe between her gum and cheek and easy to depress the plunger. Con: It almost takes a degree in engineering to get the syringe to work. LOL I admit I'm not good at putting things together/setting up, but there were written instructions as well as pictures -- and I'm a word person, pictures don't do it for me -- so I got it eventually. This was a con for me, but it's also a pro because it's impossible to squirt out the gel until the syringe is set up for use, at which point the syringe locks and it has to be set up again for use. Con: For a large dog, there's only about 2-1/2 to 3 doses. With this being a three-day weekend, I don't have enough. If I had known it would work, I would have bought two syringes. Con: It's expensive if you're buying for a lot of dogs. The syringe cost me $32, which is affordable for me because I have just one dog. Con: Once activated, the contents has to be used within two weeks, at which point anything left must be tossed. Back to pro: IT WORKED for Annie. All the cons don't mean a thing to me because it worked for my precious girl. It was such a relief to see her be her normal self. Edited July 3, 2016 by Feisty49 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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