When the fireworks and thunderstorms come rolling around, dogs can become anxious and scared and there is potential for dogs to cause harm to themselves and others. Sileo (meaning "to be silent" in Latin) is a brand new product developed by Orion Corporation and distributed by Zoetis, specifically for dogs with noise aversion.
According to Zoetis's* website, "At least one-third of dogs in the United States have noise aversion. Dogs experiencing noise aversion are distressed and suffering. They can damage property, injure themselves or escape. The suffering associated with self-inflicted trauma is readily recognized, but the physiological and emotional toll experienced by dogs with less obvious signs of noise aversion is often overlooked."
With July 4th and our own Utah holiday, Pioneer Day, approaching, there is great potential for dogs to become stressed and nervous. To help them and their owners, this product alleviates noise anxiety by calming the dog without sedating, which means they will have normal interactions with their owners. Sileo is the first and only FDA-approved treatment you can use at home for noise aversion in dogs and is clinically proven to be safe and effective without other treatments. It is fast-acting and can be used as needed for each noise event. If you have a dog that gets very nervous and scared during storms and fireworks, or displays some of the common behaviors shown in the picture below, give us a call to set up an appointment to discuss this product with one of our doctors.
Sileo is a prescription, therefore we will need to see your pet to prescribe this. If you have any questions please call our clinic at 801-782-4401.
*Zoetis is a leading animal health company who develops and manufactures medicines and vaccines for the animal industry. You can get more information on their company at https://www.zoetisus.com/
*This article has been reviewed by a licensed veterinarian*