Melacutin for Dogs

Melacutin for Dogs
60 Tablets

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  • 60 Tablets £29.49


Melacutin is a high concentration Melatonin supplement which is used as a sleep aid and also with dogs that suffer with seasonal hair loss. Melatonin is produced by the pineal gland during the hours of darkness and in some animals insufficient production can lead to a lack of normal circadian rhythms.

Melacutin is well tolerated by all dogs and should be fed as one tablet per day for all weights and sizes of dogs. Not suitable for pregnant bitches.


Melatonin (3mg), Poultry Liver Hydrolysed Powder (poultry by product, yeasts, sugar, mineral substances).


Thickeners (E414, E322, E433), Harmectant (E422), Anti caking agent (E551), Preservatives (E200, E300, E330), Antioxidants (E320, E310).

Analytical constituents

  • Crude Protein - 5.9g / 100g
  • Crude Fibre - 20.7g / 100g
  • Crude Fat - 15.6g / 100g
  • Crude Ash - 6.0g / 100g
  • Moisture - 4.9g / 100g
  • Carbohydrate - 0.9g / 100g

Feeding guidelines

1 tablet per day for all weights and sizes of dogs. Tablets to be given last thing at night. Not suitable for pregnant bitches.

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Reviews (34)

Summary of Reviews for Melacutin for Dogs

Overall 5
Ease Of Use
Value For Money
Absence Of Side Effects
33 out of 34 (97%) customers would recommend this product.
5 stars (23 reviews)
4 stars (8 reviews)
3 stars (2 reviews)
2 stars (1 reviews)
1 stars (0 reviews)

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45 Sleepless nights
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By on 26 January 2022

Elderly dog pacing at night so purchased Melacutin & worked straight away. My dog now sleeps peacefully all through the night.

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55 Melacutin
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By on 17 January 2022

My 8 year old Schnauzer has Cushings disease and diabetes. Since being on Melacutin. I see a huge difference in her. She is so much brighter and overall auch happier dog.

Customer recommends this product

55 Good
Verified Purchase

By on 15 December 2021

We have an 11 year old Staffie, and getting him to go to sleep in the evenings was getting very hard. Sometimes 2 am, and he wasn’t settled. I bought these Melacutin and they most definitely settle him. I give him one tablet 1 hour after his evening meal, and they obviously taste nice to him as it doesn’t require ‘bribe’ wrapping them. It
takes about another hour but he does settle. And he sleeps through till 6am. In fact, it feels like a distant memory of bad nights which is fantastic! I do recommend these.

Customer recommends this product

55 Good stuff
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By on 20 August 2021

Very good working a treat

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55 Changed my life
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By on 16 August 2021

My 14 year old Lurcher started waking me 4 or 5 times a night, sometimes for a wee, sometimes for a poo, sometimes just to race round the garden, sometimes just to pace and pant. She is very difficult to get to take tablets, very delicately peeling any attempt at a disguise and gobbing out anything that’s medical. However, she happily takes these and thinks they are a treat.
She has one tablet at bedtime. The improvement wasn’t instant. Gradually she settled better at bed time and only woke me once or twice. Now, four weeks on for a whole week she hasn’t woken me once! I am so grateful as I was really starting to struggle with lack of sleep. Brilliant tablets.

Customer recommends this product

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Q & A

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Melacutin for Dogs, including answers from our team.

20 November 2021 at 10:10pm


Charlotte Widdowson

  • VioVet customer since 2021
  • From: Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Hi I have been purchasing melacutin and I am wondering if I’d safe to worm my dog whilst she is on melatonin?

Thank you

  • VioVet Staff

Melacutin contains Melatonin which is a hormone that is naturally already present in the body. There should be no issues with worming your dog whilst using Melacutin.

4 November 2021 at 1:56pm

Grieving dog

Emma White

We recently lost one of our Bassets very suddenly. The one left behind is particularly upset at night time as she is now alone downstairs and I don't really want to start taking her up 2 flights of stairs due to their backs. Would this help?

  • VioVet Staff

I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your dog. Melacutin is a hormone that helps regulate the sleep cycle amongst other uses. It is best used under veterinary guidance, and it is actually often dispensed for skin conditions such as Alopecia. It is not best suited for aiding a behaviour related problem like this.
I recommend trying a calmer like SettleMe instead initially. Your dog should get used to the new sleeping environment after a while and then you can come off the calmer. If this does not happen then I advise discussing this further with your vet or behaviorist. 'Grieving' like behaviours are often triggered by a smell, touch or sight that remind your dog of your other dog. Removing and replacing as many of the triggers as possible is a good approach too.

5 May 2021 at 12:41pm

Can this product help with Cushings Disease?


Hi Just exploring non-medical supplements for my jack russell who has just been diagnosed in the early stages of Cushings disease. Can this product help with Cortisol levels please?

  • VioVet Staff

Melacutin contains melatonin which is a hormone naturally involved with the endocrine system involved in Cushing's disease. There is some evidence it can help in humans with the disease but there is no solid evidence it can help with dogs. I recommend discussing with your vet about using the supplement, it should only be used alongside veterinary advice for treating this condition.

3 February 2021 at 3:56pm



My dog has IBD and a highly sensitive stomach. I can see this product is hydrolysed which is great. Is this suitable for him?

  • VioVet Staff

I have contacted Vetruus, the manufacturer, who have advised the following:

_This depends on what your dog is sensitive to, unfortunately we
couldn’t guarantee that the dog would not react although generally the
product is well tolerated and the dose rate is small. _
In that regard the only way to be sure would be for the owner to
try the product on their dog and see if it tolerates it although we
appreciate this may not be preferable.

It is also worth noting that generally this product is only recommended for flank
alopecia or night time anxiety.

18 November 2020 at 1:56pm

Melatonin in old confused dogs

VioVet Visitor

Hello, my dear Lurcher, who is nearly 13, is suffering progressively from confusion and anxiety. I wish to calm her, but not render her unconscious. Do you think this product would be suitable? Thank you. Leah

  • VioVet Staff

Melatonin is most commonly used to treat skin disorders in dogs. It can be used as a sleep aid but it is quite an artifical way to induce sleep. If your dog is suffering from confusion in her senior years then this could be cognitive dysfunction and I strongly recommend you consider using a brain supplement instead. Our own brand RenewMe would work well for this. Giving Melatonin for your particular dog may just cover the underlying issue and not help treat it.

4 August 2020 at 6:40pm


Jill philpott

Hi my dog is on vetoryl can melatonin be taken with this drug . She has adrenal cushings. Thankyou

  • VioVet Staff

Vetoryl and Melatonin can be safely used together. Melatonin is used to treat hair loss disorders in dogs, I would advise only using this product alongside your vets advice.

24 September 2016 at 10:56am

Melacutin & Loxicom?

Julie Leary

  • VioVet customer since 2015
  • From: Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Hi, can Melacutin be taken if Loxicom is used daily? Also be used with Senelife?
My 15yr old dog is starting to be unsettled at night & takes a while to sleep. He can sleep in the daytime so Ive tried to keep him awake during the day so hes tired at night but easier said than done!

  • VioVet Staff

It is not unusual for older dogs to become restless at night. Melacutin may be helpful and can be used alongside Loxicom and Senelife. Leaving your dog in a darkened, warm room with the radio on quietly overnight may also be helpful. Failing any improvements you can speak to your vet about stronger prescription medications.

22 January 2016 at 12:48pm

Can melacutin be used along side vitality brewers yeast tablets

Sally Pizey

  • VioVet customer since 2014
  • From: Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

My 4year old wirehaired vizsla was diagnosed with seasonal alopecia last year. It has returned again.Am currently giving him vitality brewers yeast tablets can melacutin be given along side? Also my dog sleeps well .will this product make him lethargic?

  • VioVet Staff

It is possible that your dog will want to sleep more if given this product, though you may not notice this effect. If you do, you might be able to time the administration of medication to coincide with when you want him to sleep anyway. I do not expect there to be any problem giving it alongside brewer's yeast tablets.

22 February 2015 at 10:22am

Are there any side effects with melacutin? Or if used long term in puppy?

Lorraine Daley

  • VioVet customer since 2014
  • From: Merseyside, United Kingdom

I have 2 puppies and they are awake most of the night . Every single noise disturbs them and then we get disturbed too. Can I use melacutin for them? would it help to settle them ? But I am concerned about side effects especially if I use long term. Any info would be appreciated . Thank you

  • VioVet Staff

I would not recommend this product for puppies. It is more important to establish a regular routine and simply expect them to be left quietly over night. If you pay them any attention when they are playing up at night, they are more likely to be restless as time goes on. You should try and occupy them during the day so that they are tired at night, then leave them to it in a darkened, warm environment. Gentle, quiet background noise (leave a radio on) can be helpful too. They just need to get used to sleeping overnight.

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