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Sileo® (dexmedetomidine oromucosal gel) is the first FDA-approved treatment for dogs that suffer from a serious condition called noise aversion. It is prescribed by your veterinarian to help keep your dog calm when he or she hears scary noises.
You may not realize that your dog is overreacting out of fear to sounds. There are many common signs your dog could be displaying that can help identify which noises, known as “triggers,” are causing them fear and anxiety. These reactions are known as noise aversion, a serious medical condition that is treatable with help from your veterinarian.
If you notice your dog overreacting to everyday noises around your home, he or she isn’t alone. In fact, 2 out of 3 dogs show signs of fear to loud noises.1
Noise aversion is not “normal” for dogs.
Overreacting to noise is a sign that your dog is fearful and anxious, similar to how you might react if you saw a monster! That’s why we call the sounds that bring fear and anxiety to dogs “noise monsters.” What may seem like a normal noise to you can be terrifying for your dog—like they’re in a horror movie that they can’t escape.
Imagine you opened your closet and a monster jumped out from the darkness. How would you react? That feeling is similar to what your dog can experience when hearing a loud noise. Your dog thinks he/she is in danger and reacts out of fear.
Your dog’s response to noise is like a person having a panic attack but with diﬀerent symptoms. Here are some of the signs of noise aversion and how commonly they are reported by dog owners like you5:
Meet the “noise monsters”—sounds that can trigger fear and anxiety in dogs.
Sure, loud sounds like fireworks or thunder can strike fear in dogs. But did you know that everyday sounds around your home can cause a similar reaction? Noise monsters come in all shapes and sizes—it’s one of the reasons why they’re so scary.
Here are some of the sounds in and around your home that can frighten your dog:
See where they rank on the Scare Scale.
Your answers to questions about your dog’s reaction to everyday noises around the house are the first step in helping stop the “noise monsters.” If your dog is spooked by sound, share the results with your veterinarian and ask them if Sileo can help.
A simple, safe, and effective solution to noise aversion.
Sileo is a medicine prescribed by your veterinarian. It helps calm your dog when frightened by loud noises around your home without making them drowsy.
Sileo is different from other medicines:
An easy, convenient at-home treatment for dogs with noise aversion.
Sileo can help you keep your dog calm when “noise monsters” scare them. There are also things you can do around your home to help keep your dog safe from scary sounds.
Have questions? We’re here to help.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: See Prescribing Information. Do not use SILEO in dogs with severe cardiovascular disease, respiratory, liver or kidney diseases, or in conditions of shock, severe debilitation, or stress due to extreme heat, cold or fatigue or in dogs hypersensitive to dexmedetomidine or to any of the excipients. SILEO should not be administered in the presence of preexisting hypotension, hypoxia, or bradycardia. Do not use in dogs sedated from previous dosing. SILEO has not been evaluated in dogs younger than 16 weeks of age or in dogs with dental or gingival disease that could have an effect on the absorption of SILEO. SILEO has not been evaluated for use in breeding, pregnant, or lactating dogs or for aversion behaviors to thunderstorms. Transient pale mucous membranes at the site of application may occur with SILEO use. Other uncommon adverse reactions included emesis, drowsiness or sedation. Handlers should avoid direct exposure of SILEO to their skin, eyes or mouth. Failure to lock the ring-stop on the syringe before dosing SILEO could potentially lead to an accidental overdose. Always review INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE before dispensing and dosing.
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