Does fluoxetine calm dogs down? For dogs with more intense anxiety, she recommends Prozac (fluoxetine). Lexapro or Zoloft are other name brand psychotropic medications that are commonly used. There is also an FDA-approved version of Fluoxetine specifically made for dogs called Reconcile.
How long does it take for fluoxetine to work in dogs? Takes about four to six weeks to work. May cause side effects in some dogs (more on these below).
Will fluoxetine hurt dogs? Can Fluoxetine Harm Dogs? Fluoxetine for dogs (also known by the brand name “Prozac”) is a medication that can be prescribed to help treat some behavioral and medical issues in dogs. Like any medication, fluoxetine can cause harm and should only be used as prescribed by a veterinarian.
Should I give my dog fluoxetine in the morning or at night? Most behaviour textbooks recommend once a day dosing without specifying AM or PM. There is a need for more research and understanding of the use of fluoxetine and other behaviour modifying drugs in veterinary medicine.