Dogs get anxiety, too! You may find yourself dealing with behavioral problems, and your dog may be labeled as a « difficult pet ». Many of these problems can simply be manageable, anxiety-based behavior. Separation anxiety is a condition where when you leave your dog alone in the house to go to work, or run errands, he or she may exhibit certain problematic behaviors like inappropriate barking and elimination (urination or defecation), as well as destructive behavior. Separation anxiety can be hereditary or acquired. It is important to remember that your dog isn't bad, he is just suffering, and it can be easily treated. Reconcile is an FDA-approved medication prescribed for the treatment of canine separation anxiety when combined with a behavior modification plan. Reconcile helps calm your dog during stressful moments of separation, helps reduce problematic behaviors, and can even make him more receptive to training. Reconcile (fluoxetine hydrochloride ) is an antidepressant medication that works by affecting serotonin levels in the brain that may be unbalanced in dogs who suffer from certain mental disorders. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter in the brain associated with positive emotions, sometimes called the happy chemical, because it contributes to wellbeing and happiness. Reconcile for dogs is a once-a-day flavored, chewable tablet, available in 30-count bottles and four strengths: 8 mg, 16 mg, 32 mg, and 64 mg.