The purpose of modern behavioural medications, when prescribed correctly, is to treat disease. They help an unhealthy brain function in a more healthy way, to allow the animal to learn more efficiently and make good choices.
They are not supposed to mask underlying problems or sedate an animal. If a professional is telling you this, they may not understand how these medications work.
Ask yourself if you would say the same about other medical treatments like insulin, antibiotics or hearing aids.
- Dr Jo