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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product My 11 yr old Lab has had anxiety since the day we met, he was 6 months. It has gotten worse with age. His behavior when left alone became very distuctive. My vet recommended Fluoxetine. It has made a big difference for my boy. I can leave and not worry about what I will find when I get home. Fluoxetine calms him down.
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked amazing for my Weimaraner I have a deaf Weim. She is 2 1/2. About 7 months ago she was attacked by another dog. Then she needed 2 vertebrae of her tail amputated due to injury. During surgery she suffered a seizure. After those incidents, she started have SEVERE anxiety. She would pace literally for hours upon hours. She would salivate, not let us near her, not make eye contact, be fearful of everything. Different things would set her off. It was the BBQ, the kitchen, the microwave, and different smells. It got to the point that nothing at all would put her in a frenzy. It was so sad to see her this way. There was no quality of life for her. She was like a completely different dog. We tried 2 different meds before this one. After about 2 weeks on this, our dog was back. The transformation is AMAZING!!! She has no fear and no anxiety at all. She runs around with her tail wagging and so happy like she is telling us thank you for helping. I honestly did not think it was going to work because she was so bad. But, I am happy it did. I am not one to normally write reviews, but if I can help one person in the direction of trying it then I am happy. I can't promise it will work for your dog. I can only tell you my experience. I also found that with a tiny amount of spreadable cheddar cheese (from Aldi) she has no problem swallowing the pill. Be patient and consistent. Good luck.
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful My pit has been on this about 6 months. She was a bait dog and severely abused so her anxiety is through the roof. The vet put her on this because even with training I was having a hard time with her and her anxiety. It has been a life saver !!
Date published: 2016-09-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Didn't Help? My, now 6yr old yorki has been on fluoxitine for 2yr. She has very bad anxiety,but this drug really didn't do anything.
Date published: 2016-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great! My dog has been on this for a few yrs and it has helped her so much.
Date published: 2016-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saved My Dog My vet prescribed this to my dog when he was going though late in life separation anxiety. He broke out of a metal kennel, ate my back door from the knee down, busted windows, and even lost teeth in the process. He hated when I left and it broke my heart. I could barely leave the house but I couldn't stand to put him down, he is my best friend. Fluoxtine in combination with training (!!!) and the adoption of a new sister saved the life of my very sweet but anxious dog. Give the medicine time to work, though! It took 6 months of consistent medication to get him back to normal. And he will probably have to take it for the rest of his life but it's worth every penny to me.
Date published: 2016-04-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Helpful for managing anxiety We adopted out shepherd/cattle dog mix, Charlie, not knowing he had severe separation anxiety. He would literally bark non stop, drool excessively, pace, yelp, etc. when left alone. He was too anxious for behavior modification alone to be effective, so our vet recommended combining training with fluoxetine. Charlie takes 10 mg/day (He weighs 45 pounds). It took awhile for us to see a noticeable difference- maybe two and half months? but Charlie now spends most days snoozing on the bed until we get home. I want to note that this is not a cure all drug- Charlie does still have some up and down phases where he has some mild anxiety when left alone, but this usually mellows out after a week or so. Overall, it's made him a much happier, more relaxed dog and he doesn't drive our neighbors crazy. There have been no side effects- no changes in appetite, energy levels, personality, etc.
Date published: 2015-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life Saver! I waited 10 long years for my dog to "settle down," and she never did. What finally changed and made me consider medication was that I was getting too old to get by on six hours of sleep a night, and my knees were actually being injured by her jerking me around while we went for walks. It was as if she forgot she was attached to me, and when something got her attention (a dog a block away, a bird landing 20 feet away, etc.) she would attempt to take off running at it, twisting my leg into a pretzel in the process. I was so embarrassed to ask my vet for medication, but after observing Minnie's behavior, she said that unless I could afford a trainer on Cesar Milan's level, I should start giving her Prozac. I felt so relieved, and it has been a lifesaver. Minnie sleeps all night now, and her behavior in general has just settled down a few notches. She's still happy, lively, and friendly, but pays more attention to me and enjoys just lying on the couch with me and relaxing. No more endless barking, waking me up at 4:00 am for no apparent reason, or going nuts every time she spots another dog. I'm giving her 40 mg per day by capsule, and it seems to be the right dose to keep her a bit calmer and me more rested and sane.
Date published: 2015-07-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from no more obsession Beau my Standard Poodle, had on open wound on his tail. Did not know how he got it , but it was there. Healed it with antibiotic ointment over a 2 week period. After it was healed, he kept licking it. The area that was quarter size had grown to over 1.5 inches! He was tearing the bandages off to get to it! Cones, muzzles, nothing stopped him. The injury was gone, but now a new problem had arose. Tried bitter apple spray even..nothing worked!! After 4 weeks.....Vet visit and he was place on fluoxetine 20 mg daily. 3 weeks later, no cone, no muzzle, and he doesn't even look at his tail! Hair is growing back nicely too! Will be weaning him off after 1 more month.....Vet said that if he had not left it alone, he might have had it amputated.
Date published: 2015-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great Maddie is now 10 years old and I have had her for 2 years. She is a rescue that came to me with "severe separation anxiety". She is still as hyper as ever but will allow me now to do errands for no more than 2 hours a day. When we got her she tore up the rugs in the hallway. Now we leave the hall door open to the laundry room. She is on her cushion in the hallway waiting for me, She knows I will not leave her and she accepts that I have errands to do.
Date published: 2015-02-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Helped with OCD Bilbo is a 7 yo doxie with epilepsy. He had severe ocd behaviours. Urinating inside, barking non stop, biting and nipping almost without control, licking his brother for hours, and pacing. We tried lots of things, but nothing helped. He is not on meds for epilepsy, but just seems wired wrong. Fluox has helped him control most of these behaviours. Those that are not completely controlled are lessened a lot. He is now able to be groomed and petted, rest without jumping up at every little noise, and sleep through the night. No he is not cured, but it has helped.
Date published: 2015-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from had to up the dose This is an update to my Nov. 2014 post. We had Sam on 5 mg. of Fluoxetine a day, once in the morning. After he'd been on it for about 10 weeks, I noticed that he was having peeing-outside-of-the-box problems yet again. Really? Did some internet research and found that others had to up the dose, so (without the vet's permission) upped it to 7.5 mg per day. Called the vet and explained to him that it was either up the dose or kitty was headed back to the shelter as I just could not go through this again. The vet cautioned me about the downside, but agreed to let me try it. Said that the higher dose was more than what was recommended. That was 6 weeks ago and so far, so good. Of course, we'll have to do the bloodwork to make sure this is not harming him, but I don't see any other way to keep him part of our family. He's been declawed (before we got him) so he cannot safely be an outside kitty. I've also banned him from the second floor of our house (he loved peeing next to the bathtub up there) and put a litter box in front of our front door which was another favorite spot. I sure hope this works. He does not seem any more or less "mellow" with the higher dose, which was a concern of mine.
Date published: 2015-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product works! I have a spayed female DSH who within the last year started having urinary issues. Hundreds and thousands of dollars later at the vet, they said she had anxiety and was diagnosed with Feline Idiopathic Cystitis. Prior to Fluoxetine, I tried larger littler boxes, homeopathic remedies to put in their water, litter attractants, cleaning her back end to make sure there was nothing irritating her, feliway collars etc. you name it, I was trying it. Nothing worked like fluoxetine. She stopped peeing outside of the litter box and has been so much more comfortable. The only down fall is that if she does not have it, she will start peeing outside of the box again without a doubt. We also found out that when we went out of town she was more anxious so we need to now up her dose when we are on vacation. However, the product works.
Date published: 2015-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from worked for spraying We tried our 5-year old rescue cat, Sam, (who had been surrendered because of spraying) first on amitriptyline to no avail. Of course, we had him checked by the vet for urine crystals, etc. before she prescribed this. The ami barely worked, so the vet prescribed Prozac. It was like a switch had been turned off the same day...our dear Sam has not sprayed, not even once for the two months he's been on this medication. It has been a lifesaver for us.
Date published: 2014-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome results Snoopy is a lab mix that I rescued, he had lived 5 years in an outdoor cage with minimal human contact. He has anxiety so bad that he paced and would not sit or lay down if a human was near. He would actually fall asleep standing up so afraid of being left alone again. My trainer recommended a vet and Prozac to help him relax and calm his state of mind so he could learn and cope with his fears. He has been on this product for 4 months and it is wonderful. Snoopy listens, lays down inside and out and is doing great. He still paces some but overall it is a great medication for him!
Date published: 2014-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'd highly recommend this med for any desperate cat owners dealing with idiopathic cystitis. My cat had been urinating outside the litter pan for 7 years - we tried Feliway, Cat Attract litter, hormones, calming aids, but nothing worked. Finally a vet had us try fluoxetine. It's been several months now of urine-free carpets! The only tricky part was giving her the pills - she could smell them in her food and would refuse to eat. I worked out a system: dissolve half a pill in a teaspoon of chicken broth, then mix in half a can of wet cat food. It's the only way we could trick her into taking the pill, but now she has no issues whatsoever.
Date published: 2014-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works for Conflict Aggression This product has really helped my 3 yr old Sealyham Terrier rescue. He is a very smart and sensitive dog with a lot of issues involving owner directed aggression and anxiety (panic attacks). We did all we could with training and patience but he was just not progressing and had bit all of us at least once. We took him to the behaviorists at Tufts University Veterinary School and he was diagnosed and put on 15 mg of fluoxetine daily. We have redoubled our training efforts as well and have had no biting or panic attacks in the last 2 months.
Date published: 2014-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PTSD IN DOGS My Marty was used as a 'stud' for 5 yrs in a puppy mill before I adopted him. He had never been socialized, was severely depressed, and became extremely aggressive when any one came in the house...or tried to leave it. (I rescued another, smaller dog with him to serve as a 'dog role model'.) Marty has been on 20mg of Prozac once a day for the 3 years I've had him. Finally, he is starting to show signs of reduced aggression/anxiety. He still tries to bite when I get the mail, or leave the house, but he will now occasionally let me scratch him. He finally wags his tail, occasionally, and has discovered he can run. Many wondered why I kept him....but after what he'd been through, I couldn't not try to give him a better life. The Prozac has helped both of us live with his PTSD.
Date published: 2014-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does work well Our dog Heidi tore the pads on her feet 4 months ago chasing a raccoon in our back yard. We did the usual-took her to vet to make sure they were healing properly and kept a cone on her head so they would heal. Once they healed she started obsessing with them, licking and re-tearing the pads off so we would start from square one. This happened over and over again until it got to the point where she would almost be in a trance licking and biting-you couldn't get her to stop except by putting the cone on. Then she started licking the cone, the floors, the walls, the lawn, pretty much anything she could get at. Her pads are still not right after almost 4 months. You literally could not distract her from the chewing except with the cone. Then she figured a way to contort her feet and head and bend the cone and get at her feet still. We were soooo frustrated. Our vet is an alternative vet so we tried everything natural to stop anxiety etc. etc. we put her on medication for neuropathy in her feet-did nothing. We have had her tested for allergies also. We had really done all we could. The vet as a last resort suggested fluoxetine which we were very much against from the start, but we were without options anymore. Either she lives her life in a cone or is crippled from damaged feet. We were really worried about side effects and still are but the change in her is amazing. She has been on a low dose for almost two weeks and this is the first time she has taken a nap without a cone for 4 months. I know how some of the people feel who think its awful to put your dog on this-believe me we felt the same way. We actually have our Heidi back and she is happy again not obsessing at all. We will plan to get her off of the med if possible. Don't judge until you have been in some of these other folks shoes. I did and now I can sympathize. I definitely think you need to exhaust all other options first but sometimes nothing works and it is much better than having an unhappy neurotic pet.
Date published: 2013-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Separation Anxiety We have a pit bull who has terrible separation anxiety when we leave. Her crate is her "safe place" when we're there, but when we would leave she panicked. On one occasion she dug so hard she blistered the pads on her feet and they fell off (causing her pain when she walked), she also tried so hard to get out that she cut her ear down to the muscle and ended up with 1o stitches. She has destroyed the bottom of her crate, destroyed the carpet, etc. Though, since the vet put her on Fluoxetine she is doing so much better. She started on two a day (to get them into her system), but she now takes one a day and they help drastically. We still have to tranquilize her when we leave for several hours... but other than that, she is doing amazingly!!
Date published: 2013-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Helped With Separation Anxiety My 17 lb miniature pinscher began having severe separation anxiety that came out of nowhere. I would leave to work after my morning routine and come home to my curtains ripped from my wall, blinds pulled down and chewed up, chairs destroyed, etc. I began with simple training techniques to try to help this situation. Although they "helped" they did not solve the anxiety my dog was overcome with every time I left him alone. My vet recommended Fluoxetine and within 3 weeks I began to notice a difference. We had to lower his original prescribed dosage a bit as he seemed very fatigued and disconnected. One pill each day seems to do the trick. He is the same dog that I love but is now more comfortable and secure when I leave him.
Date published: 2013-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No more nightmares! I got my calico from the shelter at 11 months--her first family was abusive, and she had some severe anxiety issues, especially when men were around, or during big changes in her environment. Very friendly and sweet while awake, but appeared to have seizures in her sleep, often urinating just before waking up. She'd wake up, smell the mess, and seem very upset about it, scratching to cover it and circling the spot until I cleaned it. I took her to 3 vets who did all sorts of urinary tests and exams--all with clear results, until finally I found a doctor who said, "She's got some bad nightmares." He prescribed Prozac, and the change was immediate. The nightmares stopped that same night! I kept her on the meds for a month, then only used it during stressful changes. Worked like a charm and I'm thrilled to say she's doing great! The occasional nightmare here and there, but nowhere near as severe or often. The best part of the Prozac was that it didn't affect her personality. She wasn't dopey or sleepy or in a trance. Still playful and energetic, she just slept better at night.
Date published: 2013-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cat stopped spraying My male cat sprayed due to anxiety caused by my rather aggressive new dog. First we had success with amitryptilene, which is cheaper, but eventually this cat became tolerant of that drug and resumed spraying. (My other cat is also on amitrytilene and has remained stable on that for well over a year). I switched him to generic fluoxetine 5 mg (I cut a 10 mg pill in half with a pill cutter) and give it to him in a pill pocket. It works.
Date published: 2013-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from worked like it was supposed to perscribed by our vet for a dog who dug up the carpet and chewed through a chair. The product has calmed her down but not affected her personality.
Date published: 2012-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked for us! My 9 year old male cat had been getting progressively more grumpy and unfriendly over the past few years. We are military so we move often, which I'm sure has a negative effect on him. After ruling out any physical ailments, we started contemplating medication. We started him on 5mg daily (half of a 10mg tablet), and we noticed a difference almost immediately, which surprised us. He's much more easy going, more playful, and hardly ever hisses or growls anymore. The general expression on his face is even more peaceful and content. We recently added a female kitten to our family, and they play and play and play! It's wonderful... we're very happy with the fluoxetine. No negative side effects that I've noticed either.
Date published: 2012-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Improvement in stressed out cat My cat has feline ideopathic cystits. That means her bladder gets inflammed causing pain, and it's caused by stress. When she has these episodes, she avoids the litterbox because she associates it with pain. She's been on a quarter tablet of 10 mg fluoxetine for almost a year now, and we've seen a drastic improvement. She still has flare-ups, but they resolve quicker, and she's a lot calmer as well. Unfortunately, she does not like treats, so I have to pill her manually (not what I'd like to do with a cat that is easily stressed). But she does ok.
Date published: 2012-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works My 4 year old Beagle has ALWAYS had separation anxiety. We have tried everything over the counter and finally discussed with our vet to try fluoxetine 20mg for him. He's only a week and a half into it and this dose is too strong for him. It takes a lot of prodding for him to eat, he's gone through vomiting and diarrhea and he just stares off into space. He's sleeping a lot. I called the vet today and we are going down to the 10mg dose. They said its uncommon for me to see anything this soon, but I just wanted people to realize that only YOU know how your dog is. You're living with him/her and you need to be their advocate. Besides his side effects, it IS helping his anxiety. I can actually walk out to get the paper without him crying and baying at me.
Date published: 2012-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from saved my dog This medicine saved my dog. She has always had some anxiety issues, but in her old age it got worse. It was the point where my spouse and I were talking about rehoming. We tried behavior therapy, specialists, everything. We tried this as a last resort. In three days we saw a difference. The dog I knew from her time with me alone (that was the only time she was calm) was at last in the forfront and in control. I felt like I had my dog back! The household has been signifantly more relaxed and peaceful. So glad for this product.!
Date published: 2012-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far, so good! Our 6 year-old male cat started occasionally spraying in the house after we brought a new male cat into the family. Our vet prescribed Fluoxetine 10 mg, cut in half, once per day. We put the half tablets in Pill Pockets the night before we give them to him; this softens the pill inside the Pill Pocket and he therefore isn't able to separate it from the Pill Pocket and spit it out. In addition to the Pill Pocket with the half tablet inside, we give him two additional small crunchy treats as a "chaser" to get any potentially bad taste out of his mouth immediately. We put all three on the ground and he always eats the Pill Pocket first. Best of all, he has stopped spraying! He is unusually mellow now, though, and I miss his rascally personality (other than the spraying), so we will probably have him on the full dose for 2-3 months and then start to taper him off to see if his new good-boy behavior sticks. Overall, we are SO pleased with the meds.
Date published: 2012-04-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poodle Mix With Anxiety Have a 12 year old poodle mix who has separation anxiety - making messes on the floor when I leave, also scratching on doors, etc. The Fluextine only caused more messes - couldn't control because he was so lethargic. Also caused shaking. Am weaning him off the meds now. He was better off without it.
Date published: 2011-11-29
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Questions

Can the capsule be broken in half? My cat is on 5mg. 

Asked by: Melissa
Thank you for your question. Capsules cannot be broken in half but some veterinarians will allow pet owners to split the contents of the capsule. We recommend checking with your veterinarian.
Answered by: Crystal RPTechnician
Date published: 2018-04-10

Do you plan to carry the 10 mg tablets......

Asked by: Michael
We currently offer only the capsules but hope to carry the tablets in the future.
Answered by: Lisa M
Date published: 2018-03-29

can you explain the pricing differences? why would the bottle of 20mg of 100ct be about the same as the 10mg 30ct?

Asked by: amber
Thank you for your question. The pricing of the product is based on how much we pay for the product.
Answered by: Crystal RPTechnician
Date published: 2018-01-10

my lab is about 70 # and 13 years old. He has developed anxiety problems this past year. He is on two prozac capsules, 20mg each which helps some but not enough. Should I increase the dosage to 3 capsules ?

Asked by: zack
Also, with your dog's older age, fluoxetine has a long-half life which can be prolonged in older patients (meaning the drug will remain longer in the body than if he were younger). Adding an additional pill can raise the amount of drug in the body even higher, giving a greater chance of toxicity to occur.
Answered by: leanniejo
Date published: 2017-10-11

Which manufacturer do you use for fluoxotine? 

Asked by: thomasthechan
Thank you for your question. The current manufacturer used as of 5/31/2017 is Aurobindo.
Answered by: Crystal RPTechnician
Date published: 2020-02-01

My dog is already on Fluoxetine but it so expensive from our pharmacy.  Our bottle says (IC FLUOXETINE HCL, 20MG tablet), is your FLUOXETINE the same medication? 

Asked by: Lynda21
The medication we carry is Fluoxetine HCl. This medication does require a prescription so we do verify with your veterinarian.
Answered by: Crystal RPTechnician
Date published: 2017-08-09

Can I get a larger dose pill  my large dog is taking four pills a day  a larger dose fewer pills 

Asked by: Matt
Hello, I am not sure what strength your dog is on, but the largest strength we have for this medication is 20mg.
Answered by: Trey W
Date published: 2017-02-21

Do I need to fax in the prescription? To order Prozac for my dog?

Asked by: Nickel
Yes fax us the prescription so we can fill it.
Answered by: Ben B
Date published: 2017-05-09

The number capsules for 10mg should be 300 (not 30) correct? 

Asked by: JoeJoe
Hello, For the 10mg product each bottle come with a 30 count. Thanks for asking, Pharmacy Intern
Answered by: Ben B
Date published: 2017-03-29

My dog weighs 15 pounds. What dosage would I use

Asked by: Betty
Dosage is dependent on the condition being treated, the animal's response to treatment, and the development of any adverse effects. Give exactly as directed by your veterinarian
Answered by: Christine
Date published: 2016-10-18

Is this the same Fluoxetine that is prescribed for humans? I have not yet filled my dogs prescription and my sister-in-law has a bottle of 20mg that she offered me, but I just want to confirm that the ingredients are identical. 

Asked by: MrsCampos
While the active ingredient, Fluoxetine, is identical in both humans and pets, the inactive ingredients may be different. It is not recommended to share Human medications with pets and vice versa. Some inactive ingredients may be harmful to pets, while safe to us.
Answered by: Christine
Date published: 2016-11-17

My dog has been taking Fluoxetine for 3 weeks. She has lost her appetite and is only eating about half of her food. Will she get her appetite back in time?  At what point should I become concerned?

Asked by: Pam P
Sometimes Fluoxetine can cause side effects such as loss of appetite. This usually goes away after a couple of weeks. Wait another week to see if she gets her appetite back. If she is not doing better, contact your veterinarian and let them know.
Answered by: Christine
Date published: 2017-11-30

How often should I give Fluoxetine to my dog?

My 48-pound springer spaniel has severe separation anxiety. My vet prescribed 20 mg. of Fluroxetine, which I began today. Do I have to give this to her every single day or can I give it to her only when I leave for 2-3 hours? Joan McCloskey
Asked by: Joan
Prozac is not an as needed medicine. It changes brain chemistry over time and needs to be taken daily. 
Answered by: Bandits Mom
Date published: 2017-11-30

Adding Fluoxetine to Dog Food?

Can the capsule be opened and spread over the dogs food? He always finishes his food and licks the bowl.
Asked by: mastiffmomma
Yes you can cut the capsules and spread the powder. I have a feeling the taste is not pleasant. When my dog bites into one, he reused to eat the rest of his food. He hates the med and we have to hide it in food and treats to trick him into eating it.  I also have to cut my capsules for a half dose (tables cost much more) and put the powder into a ball of peanut butter or his wet food -- hoping he will just gulp it down. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. I waste a lot 
Answered by: Bandits Mom
Date published: 2017-05-23

I only see results for dogs.  What about cats?

Asked by: Kelly77
Fluoxetine can be used in both dogs and cats for constant licking and other behavioral disorders which are otherwise common causes for veterinary visits.
Answered by: Christine
Date published: 2016-10-11

After starting this medicine she is scared to go outside at all even more on walks. But now she is scared of food. Even the littlest thing in the house. Does it get any better or should I take her off medicine? 

Asked by: Linda
Two other people commented on this thread that their dog got like this. They contacted their vet to lower the dose and discontinue. They had planned to try something else. My dogs behavior was strange and got progressively worse for about 8-9 days before beginning to improve. It takes up to 6 weeks for the prozac to be fully working.
Answered by: Debbie508
Date published: 2017-01-27

Can this medication cause my dog to be lethergic and have little to no appetite?

Asked by: dpray77
Yes initially it can cause lethargy and tiredness. It can also diminish their appetite. As the treatment progresses they should not be as tired and their appetite should pick up. It can take up to two weeks.
Answered by: Debbie508
Date published: 2017-01-27

Has anyone experienced an increased fear in their dogs?

My 2 year old lab has only been on prozac for 4 days, and 24 hours into it his fear was greatly intensified, he won't go on our normal walks (although I can drive him 50 feet down the street and he can)- outside he shakes and whines. He has exhibited changes in behavior and increased fear in the past, but this time I can't pinpoint the change, other than possibly the prozac, but I would assume it's too seeon to tell.
Asked by: Scaredpup
I found that the behavior I was trying to modify also became amplified after starting prozac. Around the 8-9th day it was absolutely horrible. On the 10th day almost all the behavior was gone or I was able to re-direct him. I'd at least stick with it for a minimum of 14 days. It takes 6 weeks to achieve the full effect.
Answered by: Debbie508
Date published: 2017-08-09

fluoxetine oral

need fluoxetine oral liquid, gel or tiny tab, chewables,injection (2.5mg) for a cat. She is attacking her own tail aggressively.
Asked by: helpless
You could also try pill pockets for cats
Answered by: Debbie508
Date published: 2016-05-16

Does the fluoxetine come in 40mg doses

My vet has prescribed 40 mg for my dog
Asked by: Joyce
We do not carry this medication in the indicated strength
Answered by: S Duesler PharmD MBA
Date published: 2015-08-28

Can a Seresto collar be worn if my dog takes this medication?

The Preventic collar is mentioned in Cautions section but can't find anything about use of Seresto collar.
Asked by: Westie Mom
Yes. There's an ingredient in the Preventic Collar that is not present in this collar that can interact with Fluoxetine.
Answered by: Lilli Pharmacist
Date published: 2016-10-11

What dosage of Fluoxetine for 8lb dog

Asked by: mikey
According to Plumb's Veterinary Drug Handbook the recommended dose can range from 0.5mg to 1.5mg per kilogram of body weight. For an 8 pound dog the range is 1.5mg to 5.4mg of medication. Please consult with a veterinarian for the proper dosing instructions.
Answered by: Lilli Pharmacist
Date published: 2016-06-28

i need fluoxetine 10 mg - can I cut the pill in half?

Asked by: Helen
The fluoxetine we currently have in stock is a 20mg capsule. We do not recommend splitting capsules unless otherwise directed by your veterinarian.
Answered by: S Duesler PharmD MBA
Date published: 2017-01-27

Where is this drug made?

I want to make sure of the quality of this drug formulation. What can you tell me about this.
Asked by: Marlie
The fluoxetine 10 mg tablets that we currently have in stock are made in Israel and the fluoxetine 20 mg capsules are made in India. They have been approved for sale in the United States.
Answered by: Kelly P
Date published: 2016-05-18

Do I have to have a precription from my vet to order Fluoxetine?

Asked by: Jen
Yes!! This is generic Prozac, and must have a vet's script. Also, a vet should determine the dosage.
Answered by: LIZZY
Date published: 2014-02-03

I had my cat on 5 mg. of fluoxetine for 4 days....

I didn't like the way he was reacting and I have stopped giving it......how long will this take to get out of his system so I can resume his valium. It changed his personality completely....including the loving, sweet part. I gave it to him for spraying and because we will be moving and I have to integrate two outside cats into inside cats .Tried to get a jump on any problems.
Asked by: Chris
Please contact your veterinarian to and let them know you plan to resume your pets valium to determine the most appropriate time to restart him. They may want to reexamine your pet first.
Answered by: Cheryl-Pharmacist
Date published: 2013-10-22

What is the best way to wean your dog off of this medication? Currently my dog has been on it for about 5 months at 20mg once a day.

Asked by: dog
You will need to consult with your veterinarian to determine the appropriate dosing schedule in order to wean your dog off this medication, it is importat that you do not stop abruptly.
Answered by: Janine M./Pharmacist
Date published: 2014-06-13

My lab won't let me trim his nails, will this help?

Asked by: Sam
Nail trimming and gromming can be a traumatic experience for a pet. Please consult with your veterinarian regarding your options on making this a pleasant experience.
Answered by: Lilli Pharmacist
Date published: 2013-10-22

Should my two dogs get prozac?

I'm thinking of taking both of my dogs to get perscribed this pill. We live in a townhouse with our landlords living upstairs. They bark constantly when we leave and I think they have seperation anxiety. We already tried keeping them in our basement but they just foam at the mouth and drool everywhere because they don't like it down there. We also have shock collars but they always seem to loosen up and move to a part of their neck that won't allow the shock to occur. I never heard of this medication for dogs until now. Do you think I should give it to them?
Asked by: Melissa
Yes, but do consult a vet first. It is a human anti-depressant known as an SSRI. They raise the calming brain neuro-transmitter serotonin. There is also an anti-anxiety med or two that might help...consult your vet.
Answered by: LIZZY
Date published: 2013-10-22

Is there a preferable time of day to give Prozac to my dog?

Asked by: Cody
I give him one capsule a day, in the morning, by covering it with the "canned spray cheese". He licks it off my finger, and doesn't seem to notice the capsule. Morning is best with most SSRI's.
Answered by: LIZZY
Date published: 2016-05-01
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What is Fluoxetine?

Fluoxetine is an antidepressant belonging to a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI). Fluoxetine is used in dogs and cats for the treatment of canine aggression and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Fluoxetine requires a prescription from your veterinarian. Tablets are sold individually.

For:

Cats and Dogs

Benefits:

  • Helps with obsessive compulsive behaviors such as tail chasing in dogs, or constant licking in dogs and cats, and other behavioral disorders which are otherwise common causes for veterinary visits
  • Easy to administer

How does Fluoxetine work?

Fluoxetine affects chemicals in the brain that can cause depression, panic, anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive behaviors. It may take up to 3 or 4 weeks before the medication becomes effective.

Cautions:

Avoid giving other medicines that can make your pet sleepy (cold or allergy medicine, pain medication, muscle relaxants, seizure medicine, or other medications for depression or anxiety). Do not give Reconcile if your pet is using an MAO inhibitor such as Anipryl, selegiline, Preventic Collar, or Mitaban Dip. Side effects that may occur include rash, hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat. If these or any other side effects occur, stop giving your pet Fluoxetine and contact your veterinarian.

Brand Name:

Prozac (Dista), Reconcile (Lilly)

Generic Name:

Fluoxetine (flew-ox-a-teen) HCl

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Fluoxetine?

Tell your veterinarian if your pet is allergic to any medications of if your pet has liver disease, kidney disease, diabetes, or seizures. Notify your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant, if you are planning to breed your pet, or if your pet is lactating.

What is the most important information I should know about Fluoxetine?

Do not give Fluoxetine with a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) such as Anipryl, selegiline, Preventic Collar or Mitaban Dip. Call your veterinarian at once if new or worsening symptoms such as mood or behavior changes, anxiety, trouble sleeping, irritability, agitation, hostile behavior, aggression, restlessness, hyperactivity.

How should Fluoxetine be given?

Give Fluoxetine exactly as prescribed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions ask your pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Do not give larger amounts or give it for longer than recommended by your veterinarian. Your veterinarian may occasionally change the dose to achieve the best result. It may take 3 to 4 weeks or longer before Fluoxetine takes effect. Do not stop using Fluoxetine without first consulting with your veterinarian. Unpleasant side effects can occur if the medication is stopped suddenly. Store Fluoxetine at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication away from children and other pets.

What are the possible side effects of Fluoxetine?

If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving Fluoxetine and seek emergency veterinary medical attention; an allergic reaction (skin rash or hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat). Call your veterinarian at once if your pet has any new or worsening symptoms such as mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, irritability, agitation, hostility, aggression, restlessness, hyperactivity, or increased depression. Call your veterinarian at once if your pet has any serious side effects such as; seizures (convulsions); tremors, shivering, muscle stiffness or twitching; a red, blistering, peeling skin rash; problems with balance or coordination; or agitation, confusion, sweating, fast heartbeat. Less serious side effects may include drowsiness, dizziness, weakness, runny nose, sore throat, nausea, diarrhea, changes in appetite, weight changes, dry mouth. Other side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to the animal.

What happens if I miss giving a dose of Fluoxetine?

Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed the missed dose and give the next one as directed. Do not give a double dose of the medication.

What should I avoid while giving Fluoxetine to my pet?

Avoid giving other medicines that can make the pet sleepy such as; cold or allergy medicine, pain medication, muscle relaxers, seizure medicine, or other medications for depression or anxiety. Tell your veterinarian if you give your pet any of these medications regularly.

What other drugs will affect Fluoxetine?

Talk to your veterinarian before giving your pet any medicine for pain, arthritis, fever, or swelling. This includes carprofen, piroxicam, etodolac, and others. Giving any of these medications with Fluoxetine may cause the pet to bruise or bleed easily. Before giving Fluoxetine, tell your veterinarian if your pet is being given digoxin, diazepam (Valium), phenytoin (Dilantin), warfarin (Coumadin), amitriptyline (Elavil), imipramine (Tofranil). Drugs other than those listed may also interact with Fluoxetine. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over the counter medicines including herbal supplement.

Fluoxetine Directions:

  • Fluoxetine is an antidepressant drug in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI).
  • Fluoxetine is available by prescription and is used to treat separation anxiety and obsessive compulsive behaviors in dogs and inappropriate elimination in cats.
Tip:

Do not give larger amounts or give for longer than recommended by your veterinarian. It may take 3 to 4 weeks or longer before Fluoxetine takes effect. Do not stop Fluoxetine without first consulting with your veterinarian.

Fluoxetine Dosage:

Fluoxetine Dosage for Cats
Weight Dosage
All weights Dosage is dependent on the condition being treated, the animal's response to treatment, and the development of any adverse effects. Give exactly as directed by your veterinarian
Fluoxetine Dosage for Dogs
Weight Dosage
All weights Dosage is dependent on the condition being treated, the animal's response to treatment, and the development of any adverse effects. Give exactly as directed by your veterinarian
FluoxetineDosage for Horses
Horses
Do not use!

Storage:

Store this medication at room temperature away from heat and moisture.

Fluoxetine Ingredients:

Fluoxetine 10 mg Tablet
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Fluoxetine Hydrochloride 10 mg
Fluoxetine 10 mg Capsule
Active Ingredient (per capsule) Amount
Fluoxetine Hydrochloride 10 mg
Fluoxetine 20 mg Tablet
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Fluoxetine Hydrochloride 20 mg
Fluoxetine 40 mg Capsule
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Fluoxetine Hydrochloride 40 mg

What is Fluoxetine?

Fluoxetine is an antidepressant belonging to a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI). Fluoxetine is used in dogs and cats for the treatment of canine aggression and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Fluoxetine requires a prescription from your veterinarian. Tablets are sold individually.

For:

Cats and Dogs

Benefits:

  • Helps with obsessive compulsive behaviors such as tail chasing in dogs, or constant licking in dogs and cats, and other behavioral disorders which are otherwise common causes for veterinary visits
  • Easy to administer

How does Fluoxetine work?

Fluoxetine affects chemicals in the brain that can cause depression, panic, anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive behaviors. It may take up to 3 or 4 weeks before the medication becomes effective.

Cautions:

Avoid giving other medicines that can make your pet sleepy (cold or allergy medicine, pain medication, muscle relaxants, seizure medicine, or other medications for depression or anxiety). Do not give Reconcile if your pet is using an MAO inhibitor such as Anipryl, selegiline, Preventic Collar, or Mitaban Dip. Side effects that may occur include rash, hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat. If these or any other side effects occur, stop giving your pet Fluoxetine and contact your veterinarian.

Brand Name:

Prozac (Dista), Reconcile (Lilly)

Generic Name:

Fluoxetine (flew-ox-a-teen) HCl

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Fluoxetine?

Tell your veterinarian if your pet is allergic to any medications of if your pet has liver disease, kidney disease, diabetes, or seizures. Notify your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant, if you are planning to breed your pet, or if your pet is lactating.

What is the most important information I should know about Fluoxetine?

Do not give Fluoxetine with a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) such as Anipryl, selegiline, Preventic Collar or Mitaban Dip. Call your veterinarian at once if new or worsening symptoms such as mood or behavior changes, anxiety, trouble sleeping, irritability, agitation, hostile behavior, aggression, restlessness, hyperactivity.

How should Fluoxetine be given?

Give Fluoxetine exactly as prescribed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions ask your pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Do not give larger amounts or give it for longer than recommended by your veterinarian. Your veterinarian may occasionally change the dose to achieve the best result. It may take 3 to 4 weeks or longer before Fluoxetine takes effect. Do not stop using Fluoxetine without first consulting with your veterinarian. Unpleasant side effects can occur if the medication is stopped suddenly. Store Fluoxetine at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication away from children and other pets.

What are the possible side effects of Fluoxetine?

If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving Fluoxetine and seek emergency veterinary medical attention; an allergic reaction (skin rash or hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat). Call your veterinarian at once if your pet has any new or worsening symptoms such as mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, irritability, agitation, hostility, aggression, restlessness, hyperactivity, or increased depression. Call your veterinarian at once if your pet has any serious side effects such as; seizures (convulsions); tremors, shivering, muscle stiffness or twitching; a red, blistering, peeling skin rash; problems with balance or coordination; or agitation, confusion, sweating, fast heartbeat. Less serious side effects may include drowsiness, dizziness, weakness, runny nose, sore throat, nausea, diarrhea, changes in appetite, weight changes, dry mouth. Other side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to the animal.

What happens if I miss giving a dose of Fluoxetine?

Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed the missed dose and give the next one as directed. Do not give a double dose of the medication.

What should I avoid while giving Fluoxetine to my pet?

Avoid giving other medicines that can make the pet sleepy such as; cold or allergy medicine, pain medication, muscle relaxers, seizure medicine, or other medications for depression or anxiety. Tell your veterinarian if you give your pet any of these medications regularly.

What other drugs will affect Fluoxetine?

Talk to your veterinarian before giving your pet any medicine for pain, arthritis, fever, or swelling. This includes carprofen, piroxicam, etodolac, and others. Giving any of these medications with Fluoxetine may cause the pet to bruise or bleed easily. Before giving Fluoxetine, tell your veterinarian if your pet is being given digoxin, diazepam (Valium), phenytoin (Dilantin), warfarin (Coumadin), amitriptyline (Elavil), imipramine (Tofranil). Drugs other than those listed may also interact with Fluoxetine. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over the counter medicines including herbal supplement.

Fluoxetine Directions:

  • Fluoxetine is an antidepressant drug in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI).
  • Fluoxetine is available by prescription and is used to treat separation anxiety and obsessive compulsive behaviors in dogs and inappropriate elimination in cats.
Tip:

Do not give larger amounts or give for longer than recommended by your veterinarian. It may take 3 to 4 weeks or longer before Fluoxetine takes effect. Do not stop Fluoxetine without first consulting with your veterinarian.

Fluoxetine Dosage:

Fluoxetine Dosage for Cats
Weight Dosage
All weights Dosage is dependent on the condition being treated, the animal's response to treatment, and the development of any adverse effects. Give exactly as directed by your veterinarian
Fluoxetine Dosage for Dogs
Weight Dosage
All weights Dosage is dependent on the condition being treated, the animal's response to treatment, and the development of any adverse effects. Give exactly as directed by your veterinarian
FluoxetineDosage for Horses
Horses
Do not use!

Storage:

Store this medication at room temperature away from heat and moisture.

Fluoxetine Ingredients:

Fluoxetine 10 mg Tablet
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Fluoxetine Hydrochloride 10 mg
Fluoxetine 10 mg Capsule
Active Ingredient (per capsule) Amount
Fluoxetine Hydrochloride 10 mg
Fluoxetine 20 mg Tablet
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Fluoxetine Hydrochloride 20 mg
Fluoxetine 40 mg Capsule
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Fluoxetine Hydrochloride 40 mg