If you’re here, it’s likely because you’re thinking about whether you should reach out to your vet about supplements and/or medication to help your dog out. Many, many pets benefit from the help that these provide.

Medication or supplements can:

  • Reduce your dogs’ stress levels
  • Help them react with less intensity and/or less frequently
  • Help them recover more quickly.
  • Help them learn and allow their behavior plan to move along more smoothly and quickly.

The Animal Insight team is trained and educated to assess dogs for behavioral candidacy for meds and supplements. Only your vet can assess their medical suitability. Your vet can also help you understand which may be the best choice for your pet as well as the benefits and possible side effects.

Here’s a great article from a Board Certified Veterinary Behaviorist on the use of medications for behavior and when they may be more helpful. (And why we don’t recommend waiting and using them as a “last resort”.)

And here’s our favorite article from a Board Certified Veterinary Behaviorist on what we do (and don’t) know about popular supplements for behavior.

If you do decide you are interested in pursuing this option for your dog, we are happy to send a message and behavior report to your vet, as well as to speak with them if they would like. Just let us know!