The last few weeks were rocky, but I think Sofie has turned a corner!!!! So Far, Sofie Good.
With the addition of Melatonin to Sofie’s night time medicine, she is making it through without night terrors. Her sucking seems to be up a little, but she is getting more rest (and, of course, so am I).
I have been taking Melatonin for years to help me sleep and when I travel. It never dawned on me that it could help Sofie sleep too. The more I researched it, the more I found that it has been used for noise phobia, thunder phobia, anxiety, insomnia, and epilepsy in dogs. And it helps horses and even cats safely. (I am learning about cat Chronic Dysfunction Syndrome (aggression against the owner, strangers, or housemates; inappropriate elimination; increased vocalization; disturbances in the sleep cycle; excessive grooming; and disorientation or confusion), but that is for another post.)
If you search on the word “melatonin” at The Whole Dog Journal you find a list of the following articles: · “Reducing Your Dog’s Anxieties” · “Chill Pills” · “Stop the Panic” · “Bring In Da Noise”
Why none of my vets, even my holistic vet, ever mentioned adding this to her mix, I don’t know. But I found it and SO FAR, SOFIE GOOD!