This week we will discuss canine pheromone products. Pheromones are a chemical communication between individuals of the same species. The pheromones do not work through their odor. Rather they actually bind proteins that cause emotional or physiologic change in an animal. Endorphins are released that can calm and relax the dog.
There are many synthetic pheromone products. For dogs that can help to calm them. They come in collar form, spray form, and as room diffusers. Pheromones can really help calm dogs during storms, car rides, or vet visits. They don't interact with any other medications as they are not absorbed into the system they are very safe.
Spraying the car, the vet room, a bandana around the neck, etc., or putting a pheromone collar on, can decrease the fear at the vet! It may be worth a try the next time your dog comes to see us.
Midwest Veterinary Hospital
30550 Euclid Ave
Wickliffe, Ohio, 44092
Use the map below for directions!
Surgery drop off is between 8:00-8:30 am