What does Prozac do to dogs? Prozac can help:
Reduce aggression. Alleviate fear and anxiety conditions, like separation anxiety or thunderstorm phobia. Effectively treat obsessive-compulsive behaviors (OCD). Shut down urine-marking behaviors in the home.
How long does it take Prozac to work in dogs? How long does it take Prozac to work in dogs? At the four-week mark, the medicine will “kick in [and] will begin making the changes we need in the brain,” Dr. Pike says. About 30% of dogs will need to be switched to a different medicine, such as Lexapro or Zoloft, if Prozac doesn’t work.
Why would a vet prescribe Prozac for a dog? Fluoxetine (brand names: Prozac®, Reconcile®, Sarafem®) is an SSRI antidepressant used to treat a variety of behavioral disorders in dogs and cats. The FDA approved form for dogs is labeled to treat separation anxiety.
Will Prozac change my dogs personality? Common, and not so common, examples of these drugs used for dogs to facilitate behavior modification include fluoxetine (Prozac), trazodone (Desyrel), alprazolam (Xanax), clonidine (Catapres) and naltrexone (Vivitrol).