A Safe and Effective Way to Quiet Your Pets | Benefits of Melatonin in Pets

If you could give a natural product to decrease stress in your pet, would you? You should consider melatonin as it can decrease stress/anxiety .

And if you have people coming over for Turkey, then that can bring on the stress (for people and their pets :-))

We now have a New melatonin containing supplement which may help any dog that is in need of anxiety relief.

It is here:

Dr Jones’ COMPLETE Canine Calming Chews 

Dr. Jones’ Complete Canine Calming Chews are Non-GMO and gluten free, and contain no wheat, corn, soy, or any artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.

10 Medical Benefits of Melatonin for Pets

Melatonin is a hormone secreted by the pineal gland in the brain. It is derived from serotonin, a neurotransmitter that originates from the amino acid tryptophan. Melatonin production increases in the dark and decreases in light. Recent research has highlighted melatonin’s potential as a potent antioxidant, immune-active agent, and mitochondrial regulator, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

While traditionally used in veterinary practice for hair loss in dogs and cats, new research has unveiled an array of additional benefits:

  1. Hair Loss (Alopecia X): Melatonin plays a role in the hair growth cycle, aiding in the treatment of hair loss in dogs and cats.

  2. Sleep Disorders: Melatonin improves sleep quality, especially in older pets with cognitive dysfunction, excessive pacing, or yowling at night.

  3. Cushing’s Disease (Hyperadrenocorticism): Melatonin can help decrease excess cortisol levels, providing an alternative treatment option for pets with Cushing’s Disease.

  4. Pain and Inflammation: Melatonin regulates pain perception and can block proinflammatory mediators, reducing pain and inflammation.

  5. Cancer Prevention and Treatment: Melatonin has shown promise in arresting tumor growth and improving quality of life markers in pets with cancer.

  6. Cognitive Function: By targeting mitochondria, melatonin can help with cognitive dysfunction in pets with neurodegenerative conditions.

  7. Eye Health: Melatonin may play a role in treating inflammatory eye conditions such as ocular neuritis and uveitis.

  8. Gastrointestinal Health: Melatonin has therapeutic benefits for various gastrointestinal issues, including H. pylori infections, ulcers, GERD, and inflammatory bowel disease.

  9. Autoimmune Disease: Research suggests melatonin supplementation may have therapeutic benefits for autoimmune conditions like multiple sclerosis and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.

  10. Anxiety Disorders: Melatonin is recognized for its anti-anxiety qualities and has been successful in treating separation anxiety and noise phobias in pets.

Side Effects and Dosage

Side effects are generally minimal but can include gastrointestinal issues, potential impacts on fertility, and interactions with corticosteroids. The recommended dosage for dogs and cats is 1mg per 10lbs of body weight, up to a maximum of 6mg, given 1 hour before bedtime.

Note on Anal Gland Problems in Dogs

Impacted or infected anal glands are common issues in dogs. Symptoms of anal gland problems include:

  • Scooting or dragging the rear end
  • Licking or biting at the anal area
  • Swelling or redness around the anus
  • Foul-smelling discharge

If you notice these symptoms in your dog, it’s important to consult a veterinarian for proper diagnosis and treatment.

P.S.This sleep hormone reallycan be beneficial if you dog or cat has any of the above health disorders. It is increasingly being used for cancer.

P.P.S. If you have guests, and need to ‘take the edge off your pets’, consider melatonin. It’s inexpensive, and well tolerated. A good option for holistic anxiety relief.

P.P.S. Research has suggested that dogs with fear and anxiety disorders could have a decreased lifespan and increased disease frequency and severity. Anxious dogs may be more vulnerable to diseases, possibly due to the physiological effects of prolonged stress on their bodies. Chronic stress can stimulate hormonal, adrenal, and pituitary systems, which can lead to adverse health outcomes.

Our new supplement WITH Melatonin may help… …

Dr Jones’ COMPLETE Canine Calming Supplement 

Dr Andrew Jones’ ‘Veterinary Secrets’ Will Help Keep Your Pet Healthy, and Extend Your Pet’s Life

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