New drug could help dogs deal with loud noises – like fireworks

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CLEVELAND, OHIO - We all know that the Fourth of July can have a devastating effect on our canine family members.

Many dogs suffer from what vets call "noise aversion," and fireworks are a big cause of their anxiety. Dogs have been known to injure themselves or their homes or even run away when the fireworks shows begin.

A new drug, called Sileo, is now available for just such occasions. The drug actually calms a dog down without fully sedating them - making family time much more fun for everyone.

Dr. Frank Krupka, of the Avon Lake Animal Clinic, joined Fox 8 Saturday morning news with more info on the drug. He brought along his dog, Brutus, who absolutely showed NO aversion to our own Autumn Ziemba.

Please note: Sileo is a prescription drug, and you can only get it for you dog by visiting your veterinarian. 

Click here for more on Sileo. 

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