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Hi there. My name is ***** ***** I'm happy to help you with your question today. Just like an in person consult, I have a couple questions of my own to help ensure I give you the best advice possible...
How long has he been on the Fluoxetine?
How much is he getting?
How much does he weigh?
When was the last time he had blood work done?
Thanks for the additional information. I really appreciate it.
The thing we worry about using both Fluoxetine and the CBD is the possibility of it depressing his respiratory/cardiac system. Both products are meant to bring a dog down (for lack of a better way to put it) and doubling up on that kind of product can make it a bad duo.
I would 100% talk to your vet and have them do some blood work to make sure there's nothing wrong with his kidneys/liver (since Fluoxetine can be tough on the kidneys). If that's clear, then I would ask the vet about trying the CBD. Normally you do step down one medication before starting another...so you guys can discuss how quickly to do this wash out period so that it's safe for your boy.
I hope this helps.
I'm not asking you to discuss the CBD with her. I'm asking you to discuss stepping down (weaning off) the Fluoxetine. The CBD isn't used frequently in vet medication and since it's considered 'holistic', most vets don't have a ton of experience with it.
It's th Fluoxetine I want you to discuss with her. She knows your dog better than I do, so she'll know if it's safe to take him off the one medication to get him on the other.