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Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian
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Experience:  More than 30 years of companion animal practice.
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My dog had fleas and we treated them and got rid of them.

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My dog had fleas and we treated them and got rid of them. she is now very nervous and wants to sit in my lap at all times and paces when I don't let her. I tried benidrill but it has no effect on her. can I give her part of a citalopram to calm her down?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 years ago.

Hello, I am sorry to hear you are worried about your rescue dog. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help. I would not use this drug in dogs, when it was first studied, some of the dogs died suddenly of heart problems. I would use a drug that we know is safe such as Amitriptyline, or clomipramine, or fluoxetine, if this were my own dog. You will need to get a prescription for these types of drugs from a veterinarian who has seen and examined her.