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Can Melatonin Be Used For Dogs?

Melatonin is a common supplement that is a popular sleeping aid in humans. The use of melatonin in dogs to ease anxiety and help with sleep has reaped favorable results.

Melatonin is a type of hormone that is normally produced in the brain’s pineal gland It plays an important role in regulating the sleep-wake cycle, reproduction, and blood pressure in both pets and humans. Melatonin helps pets relax, ease anxiety, and sleep better. The hormone has also been used to treat some medical problems. 

In dogs, melatonin is used for the following:

● As a supplementary treatment for certain endocrine problems, such as Cushing’s disease

● Seasonal alopecia

● Canine stress disorders

● For dogs with aggression problems

● Anxiety

● Elderly dogs that are unable to sleep well at night

The use of melatonin in dogs is considered very safe but it is always recommended that you consult your vet Fort Myers, FL before starting your dog on any medication or supplements.

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