Animal Hospital in Granbury

Treat Your Pet’s Noise Aversion with Sileo®

Do you dread thunderstorms, fireworks and other noisy events due to your pet’s extreme reactions? If your pet becomes highly anxious or behaves in destructive ways, they could be experiencing noise aversion, a condition that affects over 30% of canines in the U.S. Loud noises can trigger a severe response in pets, causing them to cower, whine, attempt an escape, or inflict damage on your home. Your pet is reacting to these unpleasant sounds in the only way they know how, but this can hurt your relationship. Luckily, there is a solution our team in Granbury can provide, and it’s called Sileo®.

What is Sileo® and How Does It Work?

Sileo® is the first and only FDA-approved noise aversion treatment for dogs. This oromucosal gel is easy to administer. Pre-loaded in a syringe that allows you to measure out each dose, the gel should be placed between your dog’s gum and cheek, where it can absorb into the bloodstream. Rather than sedating your pet, it produces a relaxing sensation while still allowing them to function normally. Sileo®‘s active ingredient is dexmedetomidine hydrochloride, which has calming properties. 

How Sileo® Can Benefit Your Pet

  • Calms your pet without sedating them
  • It’s easy to administer
  • Does not require any additional treatment or training
  • Results become apparent shortly after administration
  • Improves your pet’s quality of life by reducing stress
  • Has been proven safe and effective in a randomized, placebo-controlled
    clinical trial

Does Your Pet Have Noise Aversion?

Signs that your pet is averse to loud noises are not always obvious. Look for the following:

  • Trembling/shaking/ears back
  • Clinging to your leg
  • Hiding/cowering
  • Panting
  • Pacing
  • Whimpering/whining
  • Excessive barking
  • Hypervigilant behavior
  • Attempting to escape

Want to find out more about Sileo®? Visit the manufacturer’s website, or contact our animal hospital. We would be happy to help you put an end to your pet’s noise aversion so they can live a happy, stress-free life.