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Suprelorin implant. Anyone used it?

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thwinka Tue 25-Feb-14 21:54:06

Hi, we have been advised to try this implant on my dog to see if it helps with some behavioural issues, and his high levels of stress? We have been told not to neuter him as he is fear aggressive and there is a high risk that he could become worse, but it has been decided that it is worth trying this to see how it would affect him as the effects aren't permanent?
Has anybody any experience of this implant please? We have seen quite a few mixed opinions and are a little concerned tbh as to if we are doing the right thing?

Lonecatwithkitten Tue 25-Feb-14 23:14:04

I have used on several occasions, but never in a fear agressive dog and would have concerns that as it reduces the level of testosterone it would make the aggression worse.
It has controlled aggression in one dog, but it was not a fear aggression.

bakingtins Wed 26-Feb-14 10:59:03

It will last for at least 6 months and potentially longer. I've used it to control prostate disease in a (client's) old dog and we are currently over a year post first implant and it is still controlling symptoms.
Personally if you want something that will suppress testosterone short term to see if it makes things better or worse I'd recommend Tardak injection, but I agree with lonecat that if the aggression is fear-based then removing testosterone could potentially make things worse.

bobbybearmummy Wed 26-Feb-14 11:43:11

I have used it for the last 2 years on my boy,but only as a form of contraception!!...with no ill effects,however I personally would not use it on a fear aggressive dog.I do not agree with neutering all male dogs and I am only using this temporarily untill my bitch is spayed.
I would be suprised if it stopped issues with his behaviour,apart from those of a sexual nature!!

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thwinka Wed 26-Feb-14 12:25:11

Hi, thanks for the responses. We have decided not to do it for now as I am just not convinced that the benefits outweigh the negatives. He is a very hyper/ almost manic dog at times and the behaviourist thinks that it makes his reactivity worse? He has also snapped at us a few times as well which aren't fear related which is why it was recommended. But he has improved so much in some areas that I am worried he will go back to being a nightmare if we do the implant as he used to be so reactive to anything new. But if it helped stop his hyperness, it may stop the snapping at home? Catch 22 really sad

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