fluoxetine

After 6 months working with our VB team, we are making progress but it's slow. So we are starting Skye on fluoxetine. It's a SSRI and has been used successfully with dogs with high anxiety and trauma. This is the same medication as Prozac. We are hoping that it will lower her stress and reduce her anxiety threshold.

We started 12 days ago but it will take 5-6 weeks before it takes effect. Right now, we are seeing one of the temporary side effects: low energy and loss interest. She isn't playing anymore, no zoomies, lots of napping... It's kind of sad and makes us feel bad, but this is the hardest phase and things should get better in a few weeks.


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