Yep! Boxer is now on anxiety medications...

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by DDD, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    Good Grief! Ace has had "issues" since we adopted him. Finally I called the Vet. He is diagnosed as having Separation Anxiety and takes a pill once a day AND we are to implement behavior modification.

    Finally difficult child graduates from high school and what do I do...I adopt a difficult child dog! ;) I must be destined to raise problem offspring. His medication is Reconcile. It's enough to make me refill my Ativan! :surprise: DDD
  2. flutterby

    flutterby Fly away!

    Reconcile is prozac. Literally. You might be able to get it cheaper with a prescription cause you can get the generic.

    I seem to attract difficult child animals, too. Lord knows I don't go looking for them, but I seem to end up with them anyway.
  3. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    Prozac is available at WalMart for $4 per month or $10 for 3 months. They will fill prescriptions for pets. It won't be doggy chewables, but for the cost savings it might be worth it to get the generic equivalent.

    I hope your doggy gets better soon! Prozac did wonders for our old cat when she went into agoraphobia stage and wouldn't come out from under a bed if anyone was awake.
  4. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    I hope the medication works for him. And at the cost of pet medications, I think I'd take the others advice.

  5. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    I think my sweet Chloe could benefit from *something.* Poor honey is afraid of so many things. I'll be very interested to hear how Ace does on this. Please keep us posted.

  6. skeeter

    skeeter New Member

    well, it's cheaper than pulling up all the carpeting and putting laminate down.....

    .....which is what we had to do last year when we figured out our newly adopted boxer mix had separation anxiety and it manifests itself in explosive diarrhea!!!!
  7. Mattsmom277

    Mattsmom277 Active Member

    I definitly say go for the prozac $4 walmart option!! Doggie medications are so expensive. I hope that his anxiety is helped though!!!! On another note, I wish Canadian walmart had the $4 prescription plan!!! Boy would that be lovely!!! I had 7 scripts filled yesterday. Total was over $800 for 3 weeks of medications. YIKES!
    Back to topic, hope your pooch is chilling and relaxing on his new medications!
  8. Star*

    Star* call 911

    Doggie Downers or Puppy Uppers.....

    Either way (snicker & point) YOU adopted a difficult child dog......ROFLMpuppies off.

    oh too. :tongue:

    Thanks for the chuckle D3
  9. lovemysons

    lovemysons Well-Known Member

    Well, just looking for upside in least Ace won't develope secondary "issues" like becoming a drug addict/alcoholic doggy!

    Tryin to find the positive.

    by the way, My Hunter I think has some anxiety issues too. He also had "submissive wetting" problems as a pup. Caused by relationship between mom and pup, lol. We also had to do some behavior mod...had to tell anyone entering the house not to "greet" Hunter as that would stimulate the submissive wetting issue. He finally got over, ttl.
    Anyway, I do understand having a difficult child dog. lol.

  10. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    Believe it or not..........we "think" we see improvement already. We are keeping Ace out on the back porch (water bowl, toy basket, pillow bed)
    as far away as possible from possible blowing rain with Florida stormy afternoons. That means no more panic about what part of the house may be destroyed. husband (Bless his pea picking heart...drives me nuts, lol) decided to place a floor pillow in the corner of our bedroom for Ace so we all are sharing a room...dorm style! :tongue:

    I'll keep you guys posted. Also, when easy child/difficult child comes in "tipsy" he wants Ace to come "watch television in his room" (Heaven help me!! LOL) and Ace wants
    to just stay in our room. Now we have sibling rivalry issues. Bummer DDD
  11. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    It's a desert topping, AND a floor polish!


    It's definitely worth it if you can get the vet to prescribe the human equivalent to the Walmart. Stuff it in a hotdog, and call it good!