posted on Jul, 28 2010 @ 08:22 PM
Originally posted by Brothers
I suppose it can be said that the people that are trying to sell these drugs are also in need of some of their own medicine to keep them from cracking
up about the new found medicine they are pushing. Next it will be out dogs and cats that will need pills to calm them down.
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I am writing to ask for information about giving Prozac to dogs. I have a 5 yr old male neutered mastiff who is sweet at home with family & friends
but unreliable with strangers (dogs and humans). He cannot be walked on the street because he lunges at strangers unpredictably. Due to his huge size,
even if I control him, a small lunge looks very threatening to people. Also he might knock over anyone who happened to be carrying or playing with a
soccer ball or football (he is extremely ball possessive).
Professional trainers have diagnosed him as having fear or possessive aggression. Also they say he has the intense persistence of the type so valuable
in drug seeking or bomb seeking dogs but not so valuable in a pet. I have put extensive effort since his puppyhood into professional training and
socialization, and I have experience with obedience competition (in my other dogs). All to no avail. I also have tried different techniques for
correction and control, dietary changes, and have had him checked out for physical problems. Crom does have some arthritis but has been made fairly
comfortable with Bufferin, and this seems to make him less grouchy (but not more reliable). I am committed to keeping my dog into old age, but I'm
concerned that he could be dangerous. Also it isn't fun for him never to go on walks.
I read about Prozac used on dogs in the AKC Gazette but there was no reference to the research studies (on using Prozac for aggression). I have have
not been able to find references to these studies on the web. What do you know of this literature? The veterinarians I have consulted about Crom never
suggested Prozac or other medication. I would like your opinion and reference to the studies so I can read them for myself. Can you help? Thanks very
I have a friend whos dog is on Prozac
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[edit on 28-7-2010 by crazydaisy]