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Gabapentin for Dogs: Saving Grace or Questionable Choice?

Gabapentin is not FDA-approved for veterinary use. There is no regulation for this drug when it comes to administering it to dogs. Some veterinarians are prescribing gabapentin precisely because of the side effects, such as sedation. Dogs are given gabapentin before a stressful situation, such as traveling or a vet visit. The owners don’t realize that the sedation is actually a side effect of a strong drug that is normally given to epileptic patients.

Can CBD Oil Cure Your Dogs Separation Anxiety

CBD: An Essential Tool for Treating Dog Separation Anxiety

Each time you leave your dog alone, it triggers their fears and calls to mind the negative memories associated with being alone. The anxiety they feel in that moment implants itself in those memories, making them even more powerful the next time they come up. This is one reason your dog may still shred the couch years after that thunderstorm triggered their initial separation anxiety.

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