The FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) has recently approved a new drug, noise aversion tablets for dogs suffering from noise aversion. We are talking about a tablet that will help these dogs reduce anxiety during noisy events such as fireworks, thunderstorms etc.
The noise aversion tablets are made by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedic and are named Pexion (Imepitoin). They’re supposed to be administered twice a day two days prior to the expected noisy event and to be continued throughout the event. These tablets will be only available with a veterinary prescription.
Dogs with noise aversion have very rough experience when they are in the middle of these noisy events. Every dog is different and reacts in its own way. Some dogs bark, some hide, others shake and pant. There are dogs that will even urinate and defecate out of fear, and some might damage furniture.
Read the original story and how this drug was tested > “FDA approves noise aversion tablets for dogs”.
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