Polish Lowland Sheepdog Information
Ch. Bardzo-Mi-Milo-Jestem Gil-Lato, Netherlands
Melatonin for PONS
Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone secreted by the pineal gland. Research has indicated that it is a safe and drug-free supplement for dogs that are available without prescriptions. This supplement is recommended for dogs that have anxiety, hyperactivity, separation anxiety issues.
Melatonin supplements are available in the form of a tablet, a capsule, a powder, and a liquid that can be administered directly or added to pet food. Online research has stated that the plain tablet form is recommended for dogs in place of the capsule, sublingual or time release forms. The tablet takes effect in the dog’s body within 10 to 15 minutes. It works within the body for 8 hours and is safe to use, for as long as is necessary. It may be given on a regular basis or when the dog starts to exhibit signs of fear and panic. If PON owners notice weather reports about upcoming thunder storms, they can offer this supplement to their nervous PONS.
Melatonin for PONS are a safe alternative:
Dosage Guidelines (please consult your vet)
It is wise to discuss with the vet, the benefits of melatonin supplementation and inform the vet of other medication administered to pets, before staring any treatment. Melatonin supplements have been proven to work effectively to keep dogs calm in stressful situation. Please keep us updated.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association , Volume 215, No. 1, July 1999. “Vet Med Today: Animal Behavior Case of the Month” written by Linda Aronson, DVM, MA; from the Department of Clinical Studies, School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton, MA.