What to Do if You Suspect Your Dog Has a Melatonin Overdose

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If you think your dog is suffering from a Melatonin overdose then please call the vet immediately. If the dog is left untreated, Melatonin overdose could lead to serious health symptoms.

Melatonin is considered a safe supplement for dogs as long as it’s given in the correct amount. According to the ASPCA, Melatonin is generally considered safe and may be used for dogs in a number of ways, including treating separation anxiety and sleep disorder.

In the US, Melatonin is available over-the-counter so dog owners can get it without a medical prescription. We, however, wouldn’t recommend giving your dog Melatonin unless your vet has given instructions to do so. The vet would be in the best position to give you the right amount of dosage based on a number of factors like the dog’s weight and medical history.

In addition to the risks of Melatonin overdose, it’s also very important to not give your dog Melatonin that contains xylitol, which is toxic to dogs. Always check the label of any supplements before you give them to your dog.

Disclaimer: The content on MyPetChild.com is for informational purpose only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional veterinarian advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your veterinarian when in doubt.

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