Frequently Asked Questions about Antidepressants for Dogs
What are antidepressants for dogs?
Antidepressants for dogs are medications prescribed to treat a variety of behavioral conditions. Your vet may prescribe your dog antidepressants for anxiety, separation anxiety, aggression, obsessive compulsive disorders and phobias of things like fireworks or thunderstorms. Despite their name, dog antidepressants are not usually prescribed for depression in dogs.
Do I need a prescription for dog antidepressants?
You do need a prescription for dog antidepressants. Your veterinarian can determine whether antidepressants like SSRIs are the right course of treatment for your dog. If your vet does prescribe antidepressant medication, order directly from Chewy and get it shipped right to your door. We will contact your vet for all the details, so everything is seamless and hassle-free. You can even set up Autoship for your dog's antidepressants and have them ship as often as you like!