Will melatonin make my dog sleepy?

Melatonin is often used to address anxiety, hair loss, or Canine Cushings. The goal of melatonin is not to put the dog to sleep, but to correct hormone imbalances (i.e. reduce heightened cortisol levels). Lowering the stress hormone cortisol can naturally help to manage Cushing’s symptoms. In managing these symptoms, this can potentially result in more restful sleep. It can take a brief period of time for the dog to adjust to the melatonin, therefore their activity levels may lower, but most customers report activity levels returning to normal after a couple weeks.