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My 11 year old 40 lb dog seems to be having trouble going to

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pooping...its coming out little trickles...
my 11 year old 40 lb dog seems to be having trouble going to pooping...its coming out little trickles of slim...I have checked her anals....She has bee on Prozac for about 2 weeks she has no appetite, could this be a reaction to the prozac
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Misty Rose
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Misty Rose?
Customer: she generally has a good appetite and she just saw her vet and he said she was good...
Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago

Yes, anorexia is a common side effect in dogs that's usually transient and may be negated by temporarily increasing the palatability of food and/or hand feeding. Some dogs, however, experience persistent anorexia that precludes further treatment. I suspect that her anorexia has resulted in her not having much to poop although we do see GI effects (diarrhea, usually) with fluoxetine (Prozac) administration. It would be prudent to stop administration of this drug at this time and let Misty Rose's vet know you've done so.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Is there anything I can give her to make her feel better
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago

Simply stopping administration of the Prozac should be curative. It's not prudent to add yet more drugs such as appetite stimulants or antidiarrheals to counteract the Prozac. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

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