Living with an aggressive dog 10

Living with an aggressive dog 10

Emotional Roller Coaster As I mentioned in my first post, it is an emotional roller coaster of a journey. It has taken over 10 months of stress, worry, mental effort, behaviour or environment management, lots of soul searching, and facing ethical and welfare dilemmas....
Living with an aggressive dog 9

Living with an aggressive dog 9

Back to medication Josh is no longer on Fluoxetine after the vet asked me about the medication which worked best. From what I have seen the best combination was with Metacam and 3 x daily Gabapentin. The moment we reduced the Gabapentin, his behaviour would go...
Living with an aggressive dog 6

Living with an aggressive dog 6

Medication causing concern Living with an aggressive dog 5The vet started Josh on Metacam, Gabapentin and Fluoxetine. This saw a change in behaviour but not one I fully grasped. He always had an inclination to sometimes stare into space, looking puzzled at his shadow...
Living with an aggressive dog 5

Living with an aggressive dog 5

Drugs Now that we had eliminated any obvious medical problem, it then was an argument for behavioural medication. This was a case of trial and error. We started with Metacam (general painkiller) and Gabapentin (neurological painkiller). This worked wonders as a...
Living with an aggressive dog 4

Living with an aggressive dog 4

Square 1 The next step was to visit the Chiropractor to investigate if there were any problems. On the first visit, it was indicated that there was a misalignment with his head and jaw. There were also issues along his spine and his hip tilted down and to the left....