For some dogs - and dog owners - everytime there's a thunderstorm, there's a potential problem. For some pooches, that sudden boom can be truly unnerving. Nopw, one drug company is offering a medication for dogs suffering from noise-related anxiety.
FOX's Joe Chiaro reports:
Owners of a third of the 70 million dogs in the U.S. report problems with fear of loud noises, like fireworks and thunder. More dogs run away on the 4th of July than on any other day of the year.
Now, animal health care company Zoetis of New Jersey is bringing to market the first first prescription medicine for treating dogs with noise anxiety. The company says its recently approved SILEO will be available through U.S. veterinarians within a week.
It gives dog owners an alternative to human anti-anxiety pills, tranquilizers that sedate dogs for many hours and generally unsuccessful behavioral treatments.
Joe Chiaro, FOX News.