posted on Sep, 26 2013 @ 11:56 AM
Well, I hate to admit it, but I just recently started giving my dog prozac. I really didn't want to, but his anxiety was getting worse and worse
and it was completely irrational.
It all started with a text one day. My husbands phone beeped, and my dog ran to me, wiggled his way under my legs and was shaking like he was having
He has heard this sound many, many times before and it never bothered him. Then it happened with the microwave beeper going off, then the batteries
in the smoke detector beeping, then the oven timer.
I have panic disorders and i could see the striking similarities between his behavior and a panic attack.
I talked to my vet, and we discussed behavioral modification without drugs, but he is 12 and we feel that it is related to dimentia.
Believe me, I would never have thought of putting him on something like that, but at the same time, I couldn't let him go through day after day of
panic and anxiety. That would be just as bad for him in the long run.
He is much better now. The noises aren't sending him into a panic and he is much happier and more relaxed. He does not look or act "drugged", he
is his old self again.
So, I guess not all instances are bad, but I believe only the extreme cases should be using these drugs.