Peggy on Prozac

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Hey, my staffy mix has terrible noise anxiety to the rain. We have tried everything- thunder jackets, the collars she wears to make her feel better & training. None has worked, so we went to the vet and she prescribed us fluoxetine/Prozac. Peggy’s been on it for 6 days now and I feel like I have lost my dog, she’s so lethargic and uninterested in everything. I have read that this is a common side effect and to wait it out as Prozac doesn’t work straight away. Has anyone else had these problems ?
 

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Could it be the dosage? I understand that too low a dose of medications like this can cause worse fatigue.
 
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My vet contacted me and said she thinks the dose was to high so I have been given 10mg now as she’s only 28lbs
 

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Hopefully that helps.
Sometimes it can be tricky to find just the right dose for an individual dog.
 

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Hey, my staffy mix has terrible noise anxiety to the rain. We have tried everything- thunder jackets, the collars she wears to make her feel better & training. None has worked, so we went to the vet and she prescribed us fluoxetine/Prozac. Peggy’s been on it for 6 days now and I feel like I have lost my dog, she’s so lethargic and uninterested in everything. I have read that this is a common side effect and to wait it out as Prozac doesn’t work straight away. Has anyone else had these problems ?
Hopefully that helps.
Sometimes it can be tricky to find just the right dose for an individual dog.
Yes, like with people, gotta play around with different meds to determine what works the best for your dog. My vet recently prescribed trazodone for my dog because he bit my new neighbor (didn’t know long story), but in any event is is an aging dog and has extreme anxiety. These meds will sedate the dogs significantly. All you can do is ask the vet to adjust the dosage or maybe if they can try another drug, don’t know if they prescribe Xanax (I think they do for dogs), in that way you only have to give to him when necessary not every do. Good luck!
 
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