Noise Aversion in Canines

Pet Noise Aversion

Does your dog cower in the corner during thunderstorms? Do they follow you everywhere around the house, whimpering? Your canine companion is probably experiencing noise aversion, a condition in which they become unusually frightened and anxious when they hear loud noises. Thunderstorms, fireworks, construction work, and heavy street traffic can all leave your pet stressed out and miserable. Fortunately, there is a way to treat this problem without sedating your dog or shutting them away in a room in frustration. We want you and your pet to have a positive, trusting relationship, and Sileo can go a long way towards maintaining that relationship.

What’s Sileo, and How Does It Work?

Sileo is the first FDA-approved treatment meant to help calm dogs experiencing noise aversion. This oromucosal gel comes in a pre-loaded, multidosal syringe, which has a locking mechanism so owners can always measure the correct dose for their dog. Sileo has been proven effective without the need for other treatments, and can be used whenever you expect a noisy event to take place. We recommend giving Sileo to your pet at least 30-60 minutes before you want it to take effect, or as soon as your dog begins showing signs of stress or agitation.

Signs of Noise Aversion in Dogs

Your pet’s fear of loud noises can reveal itself in a variety of ways. Consider the following symptoms and behaviors to determine whether your dog is suffering from noise aversion:

  • Excessive yawning
  • Vocalizing
  • Hiding
  • Shaking/trembling
  • Cowering
  • Clinginess
  • Panting
  • Restlessness/pacing
  • Immobility
  • Refuses to eat

If you notice any of these signs in your dog, let us know! We can discuss the benefits of Sileo and whether it’s the best choice for your loved one. Your pet deserves to feel safe and happy in your home, and we can help you manage their fears. If your canine is struggling with noise aversion and you’d like to try Sileo, please call us today at (860) 233-8564.