• Corpus ID: 13465814

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={Barbara Sherman Simpson and Gary M. Landsberg and i Reisner and John Ciribassi and Debra F. Horwitz and Katherine Albro Houpt and Tracy L Kroll and Andrew U. Luescher and Kelly S Moffat and Genefer Douglass and Carol Robertson-Plouch and Melissa F Veenhuizen and Alan Zimmerman and Terrence P 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… 

Figures and Tables from this paper

Treatment of separation anxiety in dogs with reconcile.

The results of this study demonstrate the clinical efficacy of Reconcile combined with behavioural therapy, for the treatment of separation anxiety in dogs.

Canine anxieties and phobias: an update on separation anxiety and noise aversions.

  • B. ShermanD. Mills
  • Psychology
    The Veterinary clinics of North America. Small animal practice
  • 2008

Efficacy of fluoxetine for canine behavioral disorders

Separation Anxiety in Canines and Potential Mitigation Options

It is imperative that a proper diagnosis and treatment is given to the dog early in the condition, as this disorder can negatively affect both the mental and physical health of the dog, as well as the owner-dog relationship.

Drug Therapy in Veterinary Behavior – Show me the Evidence

Psychotropic drugs and natural products can be useful for reducing the signs associated with phobic, panic or chronic anxiety and to improve trainability in situations where the pet is anxious,

Randomized, controlled clinical trial of the efficacy of fluoxetine for treatment of compulsive disorders in dogs.

Results suggested that fluoxetine may be efficacious in the treatment of compulsive disorders in dogs, although results were equivocal.

The use of imepitoin (Pexion™) on fear and anxiety related problems in dogs – a case series

This study provides initial evidence indicating the potential value of imepitoin (Pexion™) alongside appropriate behaviour modification for the rapid alleviation of signs of fear and anxiety in dogs.



Evaluation of clomipramine as an adjunct to behavioural therapy in the treatment of separation-related problems in dogs

The typical signs of separation-related behaviour problems were not significantly affeced by treatment with clomipramine, but behavioural therapy on its own was highly effective in reducing behavioural problems.

Evaluation of treatments for separation anxiety in dogs.

Treatment outcome in dogs with separation anxiety and owner compliance with and perception of effectiveness of discharge instructions are evaluated and administration of psychoactive medication may be necessary to augment behavior modification techniques designed to reduce separation anxiety in dogs.

Current research in canine and feline pheromones.

  • P. PageatE. Gaultier
  • Psychology, Biology
    The Veterinary clinics of North America. Small animal practice
  • 2003

Handbook of Behavior Problems of the Dog and Cat

1. Behaviour counseling and the veterinary practitioner 2. Puppy and kitten development 3. Prevention: the best medicine 4. Behaviour counseling and behavior diagnostics 5. Treatment: behavior

Diagnostic criteria for separation anxiety in the dog.

  • E. A. McCrave
  • Psychology, Biology
    The Veterinary clinics of North America. Small animal practice
  • 1991

Pharmacological treatment in behavioural medicine: the importance of neurochemistry, molecular biology and mechanistic hypotheses.

  • K. Overall
  • Psychology, Biology
    Veterinary journal
  • 2001
At present, the veterinary practitioner can effectively aid many common behavioural problems using extant drugs to treat animals with true behavioural pathology, and its paradigm will enlarge to include combination therapy and the implementation of neuropharmacological intervention as a diagnostic tool.

Pharmacologic management in veterinary behavioral medicine.

Behavioral Reasons for Relinquishment of Dogs and Cats to 12 Shelters

The Regional Shelter Relinquishment Study sponsored by the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy (NCPPSP) is a national research project designed to explore the characteristics of