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Karon Braswell
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PostSubject: Stressed behavior after a move   Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:09 pm

Hi! I'm new to the forum and looking for a bit of advice. We have a 6 year old male husky named Eli who's usually full of energy and into everything. We moved to a new home about 2 weeks ago and poor Eli will seem normal occasionally, but for the most part seems lethargic and withdrawn. We've done all the usual things like keeping the routine the same, having his bed and toys, etc. Now the vet has suggested a 2-week trial of Prozac "to get him over the hump." Has anyone else had experience with this? I hate to medicate him if we're doing all the right things and it's just a matter of time, but I'm open to suggestions.

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PostSubject: Re: Stressed behavior after a move   Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:22 pm

I wouldn't medicate. As long as he checks out fine health-wise and there isn't some actual medical issue then I would just ride it out. As long as he is still willing to go for his walks and is eating he should get past it on his own. If he was having self destructive periods like breaking the crate he didn't used to or nervously chews the door frames and carpet then it might be worth some meds, but not for just lethargy. It takes a while to get used to new smells and sounds, especially if you were at the first house for a long time before making the move. I would give it a month at least before i would start looking at other alternatives and even then there are some natural things on the market that are cheaper and less harsh than prescription prozac. If there's any way to set your furniture up really similar in the new place as it was in the old place, at least temporarily, that could help also.

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