Nov 13, 2017
Oh, heck, no! Just another drug. Noise reactivity can be worked with; what you're after is an honest, conscious response where the animal can decide how to react. This takes work, not drugs, and it builds upon the relationship the human has forged well before fireworks season. Anything else is dishonest, dismissive of your animal's capability, and just plain lazy on your part. Yes, homeopathic remedies can help, but no pill produces magic on its own. Stay off the drugs, and at the very least be prepared to stay with your animal in a quiet, peaceful place, be cheerful and upbeat, have treats handy for staying relatively calm, and acknowledge the "bangers" without negativity.

Dr. Jeff

Feb 23, 2017
Hi Judy-

Yes, this a human sedative drug packaged for animals in a novel form (a gel to rub on the gums).

Like, any other drug, unlike homeopathic medicines, it comes with side effects such as:

Important Safety 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 thunder...
As Ginny pointed out, the main reason to use it is convenience.

It may not even work but still have unintended bad effects.

It may be as effective, and is safer, for your customers with noise-sensitive pets to give a few pre-emptive doses of Aconite (in water). Or use one of the gentle supportive measures mentioned during the 6/24/19 Empower Hour! webinar.

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