Question by  dragonflygirl (15)

What is a sleep aid for dogs?


Answer by  patti (29325)

Dogs do not need a "sleep aid. " Dogs sleep all the time, mostly when they are alone or after a big expenditure of energy. Talk to your veterinarian. Never give a pet human medicine that has not be authorized by your vet. Pets cannot metabolize most human medications, many of which are easily fatal.


Answer by  worker3514 (51)

Try using dog appeasing pheromones (DAP). They are available in spray, diffuser or collar form. They mimic a mother dogs pheromones which she releases to calm puppies while they are feeding. This is particularly useful is your dog isn't sleeping due to stress.


Answer by  mechtech74 (692)

The safest and most effective sleep aid for dogs is MORE EXERCISE. Take your dog out several times a day for at least 20 minutes, ideally let it run.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

The best sleep aid you can give isn't a medication. When it's time to sleep make sure that your dog knows it's bed time. Turn off the lights and put him where he sleeps. Get him comfortable and leave him a toy or two to keep him occupied in case he wakes up in the night.


Answer by  worker3122 (12)

Like human beings, dogs often have sleep problems. Some of the more natural sleep aids are proper exercise (especially before bed time), a proper diet, a more comfortable sleeping environment (blankets and dog beds), and soothing music. Valerian root extract also provides a calming effect to aid sleep.


Answer by  dpauleyii (843)

Dogs can take many of the same medications as humans. Meaning what works on us works on them. Depending on the weight of your dog will depend on how much medication to give them. You can use benadryl or tylenol PM to help you dog sleep. Give them small doses first to see how much will work.

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