View Full Version : Melatonin effects?

Squirt's Mom
03-29-2010, 12:01 PM
Hi ya'll,

I've mentioned before about Squirt's exceptional hair growth, especially her undercoats, since being on melatonin. Her nails are also unbelievable! They have become very thick and grow at an astonishing rate. I can clip off 1/8-3/16", file them and two weeks later they have grown 1/4" back! Her vet and groomer have never seen anything like it.

I am wondering if the melatonin is effecting the nails? Have any others who use melatonin noticed any of this with their babies?

Any other ideas? Particularly about the nails?


03-29-2010, 01:49 PM
Hi Leslie,

I don't know if the Melatonin would affect the nails. It seems that Corky's nails also started growing in the same way as Squirt's. I was having his nails cut at the vet's, but it got too expensive. I now cut them, but I don't do them all at one time. I do a few each day.

03-29-2010, 03:12 PM
Leslie, hair and nails are the same tissues.

And melatonin does affect them greatly.


Squirt's Mom
03-29-2010, 04:00 PM
That's what I keep coming back to, Scott, the make-up of both. Makes sense if the melatonin has had such a drastic effect on her coat, then it could on her nails as well.

Great minds, huh? ;)