Relief could be near for dogs distressed by loud noises like fireworks and traffic.
The Food and Drug Administration announced on Tuesday that the Center for Veterinary Medicine has approved Pexion, a drug designed to treat noise aversion in dogs.
Dogs with noise aversion aren’t simply startled by a sound; rather, noise-averse dogs can react by “hiding; vocalizing (whining, barking, howling); panting, shaking or trembling; or may vomit, urinate or defecate. Some dogs may damage furniture, doors, dog beds, or other items in their surroundings,” the FDA said in their release regarding Pexion’s approval. (They did not provide an expected date for Pexion’s release.)