Should I use anxiety meds on my puppy?

I have another question for you concerning this seperation anxiety on my 8 week old chihuahua. This crying is out of control and I feel so bad that I do not even want to come to work and leave her alone. Someone was telling me about anxiety medicine or natural anxiety medicine. Do they really work and if so is she too young to give her those drops or pills?

I think your chihuahua is way too young for anxiety medication. If you want to give her something natural like lavendar or chamomile drops, that’s fine, but anything pharmaceutical would be too much. It’s natural for a puppy that young to cry because she has just been separated from her mom and littermates and she misses you.

She will grow out of it with time, medication would be overkill and I would worry about the side-effects especially since your chihuahua is still in developmental stages. It’s too early to tell what her personality is like, and if you start giving her drugs now to alter her behavior, it will be very difficult for you to know her true personality.

If you are going to leave the house, leave quickly and don’t linger. She can sense your presence and will cry even more. She will stop crying after 10-15 mins, I promise. She won’t cry all day.


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