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Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian
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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
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There I am Sharonda. I have a Yorkie. Tucker he is 9

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Hello there I am Sharonda. I have a Yorkie. Tucker he is 9 years old. and he is always anxious. Never sleeps at night Hates car rides. He was prescribed Prozac and I was wondering what can i expect in the way of side effects. He is 14.5lbs has an assortment of allergies.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 2 years ago.
Hello. Prozac is a very safe medication when it comes to side effects. Some dogs will experience mild sedation. If the dose is too high, we can actually see increased anxiety and restlessness. Most dogs don't show any side effects. I usually give dogs like this a month on the anti-anxiety med before trying something else. Prozac, Xanax and Clomicalm are my go to meds for anxiety. I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.