Question by  josa (38)

Is there any medicine that can help my aggressive dog?

I don't want my dog to scare anyone who visits my home. I also don't want him fighting with other dogs while on a walk.


Answer by  Kaydee (252)

There are some medicines that might calm him down, but it is not fixing the problem and with time he may become resistant to the medicines. First if the dog is not altered, then alter him/her. Decrease hormones will help. Also get in contact with a good behavioralist ASAP.


Answer by  salina (943)

Sounds like your dog has 2 different types of dog aggression. Instead of medicating your dog I would suggest going to a professional handler to work with you and your dog. Socializtion is a key for all animals which should start as a puppy. Kennel Clubs in your area offer Socializtion classes as well as you local Petsmart.


Answer by  Mzsthai (36)

Aggression in dogs is not a medical issue, it is a training issue. Call your vet and ask for a referral to a behaviorist ASAP.


Answer by  Domdom (113)

There are medications to decrease aggressiveness in dogs, but you will first need to consult with a vet or behaviorist. This may be a problem more appropriately solved with training and behavior modification. If the specialist feels that the aggression is due to a chemical imbalance they may prescribe something.


Answer by  justmesuzanne (625)

I would not approach this with medicine. Try obedience and agility classes and a stepped up exercise program. Get a proper airline kennel to contain your dog when you have visitors. Make sure his food is high quality and does not contain high fructose corn syrup.

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