Fluoxetine is indicated for the treatment of canine and feline aggression, anxiety, and stereotypic, obsessive-compulsive behaviors. Fluoxetine is also given to cats for inappropriate elimination.
Fluoxetine is a highly selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor thereby potentiating the pharmacologic activity of serotonin. In dogs and cats, fluoxetine has anti-anxiety and anticompulsive effects, and may also reduce aggressive behaviors. This medication is most effective when used with a behavior modification program.
- 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 it works
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.
- Obsessive-compulsive disorders in dogs: tail chasing, flank sucking, blanket sucking, light chasing
- Obsessive-compulsive disorders in cats: wool sucking/pica and psychogenic alopecia
- Equine compulsions: cribbing and wind sucking
- Excessive licking
- Aggression caused by fear or anxiety, as well as for a dominant, bully dog or cat
- Anxiety, including separation anxiety
- Feline inappropriate elimination
- Thunderstorm phobia
- Canine lick granuloma