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Why Good Pit Bulls Go Bad?

Discussion in 'Breeder Discussion' started by Shes Got Heart, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. tat2stuff

    tat2stuff Good Dog

    Dexter was evaluated and exhibited random fear of strangers with no specific triggers caused by genetic neurological serotonin deficiency. It can be treated with drugs like Prozac, and in some cases it does relieve the symptoms, but I would never take that chance with an APBT. The warning signs were there since he was a 12 week old puppy. He was always shy around strangers, it got better, but started getting worse around 10 mths, until finally he snapped(as bore teeth) at a bunch of girls trying to pet him, he was evaluated by a behaviorists, diagnosed and PTS within a week of that happening. The problem is most people either ignore the signs or make excuses for them or they attempt to train them out.

    Thyroid conditions also make dogs exhibit fearful/aggressive behavior, and like you said brain tumors, but again, there are ALWAYS signs before the dog "snaps"
  2. Shes Got Heart

    Shes Got Heart Little Dog

    That is very interesting (and Sad) about your dog Dexter. I didn't know that serotonin deficiencies existed in dogs. I guess I haven't thought about it. It makes me wonder about a very shy and snappy 3 month old Pit Bull puppy that I saw one day at Petsmart. I thought it was so odd for a 3 mo old pit bull puppy to be shy of anything.

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