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After weeks of delay its here!
Ha, come at me thunderstorms and loud noises! With Melatonin, Indie can defeat you, you evil demon!

Mwahahhahah!! We can conquer the world!

Sorry, I was so excited that it finally came I got a little goofy, and hubby doesnt really get it.
I will let you know how she gets on with it :)

*goofy moment over*
 

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Let us know how it works for you. Try to give it at the first sign of a storm, before she has a chance to get worked up.
 

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I tried it for the first time last week on Abbylynn .... with great success! I am thrilled! I also watch the weather and give it to her about an hour before I think the storm is upon us ... with a snack so she doesn't take it on an empty tummy. I always give food with pills unless otherwise directed ... just me. :)

I pitched the comfort calm I was using.
 

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what's the weight of your dogs and how much are you giving? daily or as needed? i give mine 1.5 mg daily in the early eve and another 1.5 if we get storms thru at a.m. or late nite (i work graveyard shift and the dogs are w/ me so, like, mid-nite).....mine are from 38-45#......

it's been working great just on the daily, really
 

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Just for the record ... I give Abbylynn who is 65 pounds approximately 2mg. It is supposed to be 1mg for every 20 pounds of the dogs weight. 3mg seemed to be too strong for my dog. She seemed too groggy. I did not like the effects .... so I cut the tablet. Abbylynn is the only dog who takes it.
 

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what's the weight of your dogs and how much are you giving? daily or as needed? i give mine 1.5 mg daily in the early eve and another 1.5 if we get storms thru at a.m. or late nite (i work graveyard shift and the dogs are w/ me so, like, mid-nite).....mine are from 38-45#......

it's been working great just on the daily, really
Ill be giving it to her as needed for storms and possibly seperation anxiety. I will see how she goes on 1.5mg and then decide from there. (i do know how much to give her, I have spoke to my vet and spotted nikes has given me heaps of useful info) so dont worry I am not gonna shove a bunch of pills down her throat lol.
my vet said "oh we can give you some clomicalm if you like". I said no thanks! Just tell me more about melatonin. (seen way to many dogs in clinic with undesirable side effects on stronger stuff)
I am stoked to hear all the positive feed back on melatonin. Might finally have a solution for my girl.

Now for a storm to come.....
 

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Are we talking human Melatonin here? Human grade being safe to give to dogs?

My girl may need some calming help in the future. As in, when the Chinese New Year Festival, which involves very loud noises; upsetting and scary to my dog, kicks in half a year from now. I'd just like to be prepared.
 

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Yup human melatonin, in the right dosage of course. Its an off label drug and not registered for use in veterinary practice so yeah, human grade is the only way you can go. (i think)

http://www.petplace.com/drug-library/melatonin-melatonex/page1.aspx this article was helpful and this http://www.vetinfo.com/melatonin-supplements-for-dogs.html. Also my vet was all for me trying it so its something you could talk to your vet about. A lot of people on this forum have had great success with it so its worth a try :)
 

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Yup human melatonin, in the right dosage of course. Its an off label drug and not registered for use in veterinary practice so yeah, human grade is the only way you can go. (i think)

http://www.petplace.com/drug-library/melatonin-melatonex/page1.aspx this article was helpful and this http://www.vetinfo.com/melatonin-supplements-for-dogs.html. Also my vet was all for me trying it so its something you could talk to your vet about. A lot of people on this forum have had great success with it so its worth a try :)
Thank you so much. I appreciate it and will bear it in mind next winter when the fireworks and firecrackers take over the place and my little one is severely stressed.
 

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Ill be giving it to her as needed for storms and possibly seperation anxiety. I will see how she goes on 1.5mg and then decide from there. (i do know how much to give her, I have spoke to my vet and spotted nikes has given me heaps of useful info) so dont worry I am not gonna shove a bunch of pills down her throat lol.
my vet said "oh we can give you some clomicalm if you like". I said no thanks! Just tell me more about melatonin. (seen way to many dogs in clinic with undesirable side effects on stronger stuff)
I am stoked to hear all the positive feed back on melatonin. Might finally have a solution for my girl.

Now for a storm to come.....
i get the 3 mg tabs and split them....so far i've only done more than the 1.5 mg 1 time as we had some nasty storms come thru in the a.m. and they hadn't had any dosing since 5 p.m. the day b/4.....they did quite well even on the 3 mg in the 24 hr period....no grogginess, but definitely able to relax during the storm......
 

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i get the 3 mg tabs and split them....so far i've only done more than the 1.5 mg 1 time as we had some nasty storms come thru in the a.m. and they hadn't had any dosing since 5 p.m. the day b/4.....they did quite well even on the 3 mg in the 24 hr period....no grogginess, but definitely able to relax during the storm......
Are yours in tablet form? Mine are 3mg in capsule so I have to open them up. Kinda annoying but if it helps her I don't care. I just want her to be in the lowest effective dose. She is 20 kilos so might start off with the tiniest bit and see how we go.
So happy hearing its working for people. Makes me excited to try it.
 

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YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME !! I posted a thread on my dog hating the car and someone mentioned melitonin, you answered all my questions and I will try it on Lucifer for our trip next week ! He is just about 90 lbs so would 3 mg be too much ?? that is the smallest dosage they carry that I have found.
 

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YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME !! I posted a thread on my dog hating the car and someone mentioned melitonin, you answered all my questions and I will try it on Lucifer for our trip next week ! He is just about 90 lbs so would 3 mg be too much ?? that is the smallest dosage they carry that I have found.
You can cut the pills if you want. 3 mg would be fine for a healthy, non pregnant, non elderly dog. not sure if it will work for motion sickness.
 
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