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Grandmaof03 posted:
Hi, I have not posted here for awhile but I always read everyone's posts...

My 10 year old Cocker Spainel has Hypothyroidism and really bad anxiety kinda just like her mommy....but I have been using "Melatonin" to help me sleep and I have to say it works wonders...

"Bailey" is on Xanax for her anxiety and was wondering if she could take the "Melatonin"...It seems to work really well for me and it is a supplement instead of a prescription medication so maybe it would be healthier for her to take....Just a thought...

If anyone knows anything about using supplements for our dogs I would really appreciate any information you can give me...

Thanks so much
Will Draper, DVM responded:
Grandma: Melatonin may make your dog drowsy, but really doesn't do anything for canine anxiety. the Xanax is the good choice. You may want to even talk with your vet about incorporating Fluoxetine (Prozac) to help long term. Before giving anything, even the Melatonin, you would want to discuss it with your vet. Best of luck!
Dr. Will


William Draper, DVM, better known as "Dr. Will," is a well-known small animal practitioner in the Atlanta, GA area. He grew up in Inglewood,...More

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