Mr. Good Boy the Dog is Not a Good Boy at the Veterinarian
May 21, 2010 4:28 PM Subscribe
Chinese herbs for dog anxiety?
posted by futz to pets & animals (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have found a new veterinarian for my dogs. Dog # 1 went earlier in the week and although nervous, she did well. Dog # 2 went today. It was awful. Dog 2 has never had a good vet experience. He had to be muzzled which I understand but even then he was so freaked out that he power crapped an arc of shit all over the walls of the room. To the vet's credit he laughed and said he had never seen an animal do that. He has been a vet for 30 years. Long story short, he prescribed prozac and suggested that I might want buy some of the Chinese herbs that he sells. No hard sell and he didn't bring it up again and I did not buy any. I really like the vet and we have worked out a plan to desensitize Dog 2 for his next official visit. I plan on visiting the clinic for short amounts of time over the next month to just walk the dog around and then leave. Now that I am done blithering, has anyone ever used herbs/prozac successfully on their dog? Any advice appreciated.