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Effects of reconcile (fluoxetine) chewable tablets plus behavior management for canine separation anxiety.

  title={Effects of reconcile (fluoxetine) chewable tablets plus behavior management for canine separation anxiety.},
  author={B. S. Simpson and G. Landsberg and I. Reisner and J. Ciribassi and D. Horwitz and K. Houpt and Tracy L Kroll and A. Luescher and Kelly S Moffat and G. Douglass and C. Robertson-Plouch and M. Veenhuizen and Alan Zimmerman and T. Clark},
  journal={Veterinary therapeutics : research in applied veterinary medicine},
  volume={8 1},
Canine separation anxiety is a common behavioral problem presented to veterinarians. Associated behaviors are distressing to both dog and owner, have the potential to disrupt the human-companion animal bond, and may lead to euthanasia. The results of this study demonstrate the clinical efficacy and safety of Reconcile (fluoxetine, 1 to 2 mg/kg/day [0.45 to 0.91 mg/lb/day]), in conjunction with behavior management, for the treatment of canine separation anxiety. The beef flavored chewable… Expand
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