Will melatonin hurt dogs?
Melatonin Side Effects in Dogs.
While melatonin is regarded as safe for most Dogs, it's still important to talk to your veterinarian before administering it to your pet.
The biggest side effect to melatonin is drowsiness.
It can also cause digestive upset and, in some animals, an increased heart rate.
Many believe it's instinctual behavior, harkening back to the days when your dog's wild ancestors would mask their scent to help them sneak up on their prey.
Wolves, for example, have been observed rolling in animal carcasses or the droppings of plant-eating animals, to cover up their own smell during the hunt.
Safe: Some Vegetables.
Your dog can have a healthy snack of carrot sticks, green beans, cucumber slices, or zucchini slices.
Even a plain baked potato is OK.
Don't let your dog eat any raw potatoes or any potato plants from your pantry or garden.