Coming off Suprelorin

Hi,

I saw that some of those posting here had problems with a testosterone surge after the implant wore off. My dog is going nuts and was never like this before the implant - so much overt sexual behavior, whining and howling and running off when off lead. Can anyone tell me if they had anything similar how long it lasted. It's been weeks already and I am worried it won't calm down.

Thanks so much in advance!
 

snowbunny

Administrator
Hi Annie and welcome. @Beanwood had more of an experience of this with her Benson than I did with Shadow (unless I've blocked it out ;) ) as he's pretty clueless about sex. It does sound unusual for it to have been going on for weeks, though. Might it be worth a chat with your vet, even if just over the phone?
 
@Annie mine is absolute bonkers.
No recall, sniffing everywhere, pulling, humping anything.
It is so bad that he had another injection last week. We tried for 2 months but he hurt his elbows the other week due to humping a large black Labrador. I was hoping the 3 year mark would help but no such luck.
What does your vet think?
 

Beanwood

Administrator
Hi,

I saw that some of those posting here had problems with a testosterone surge after the implant wore off. My dog is going nuts and was never like this before the implant - so much overt sexual behavior, whining and howling and running off when off lead. Can anyone tell me if they had anything similar how long it lasted. It's been weeks already and I am worried it won't calm down.

Thanks so much in advance!
Hi Annie, yes it may have been me! I found that when Benson came off the suprelorin we did have a bit of trouble managing some of the returning sexual behaviours as the receptors become once again receptive to testosterone.
Couple of things were happening, the rise of testosterone I think in itself was disconcerting for Benson, a bit like reliving adolescence, which in effect he was doing. I also think he lost a bit of resilience in self-management, as he became "flooded" for want of a better description.
Secondly, we were unfortunate in the fact that locally, the bitches in season were around here like buses, and even though we area able to walk in very quiet areas, it seemed like every man and his bitch had the same idea! :facepalm:. Really baaaaaad timing!

We then decided to get the lad castrated, as life was proving a bit challenging for him, my nerves were also suffering somewhat. I also like to have the odd comfy cushion on the sofa.. if you get my drift!

Interestingly Benson does have a little testosterone, as the implant shuts all the receptors down, and some parts of the body do produce just a little of the hormone. It seems just enough to keep things ticking over, he hasn't put on weight, he looks in far better condition both physically and mentally than when he was on the implant.
 
@Annie mine is absolute bonkers.
No recall, sniffing everywhere, pulling, humping anything.
It is so bad that he had another injection last week. We tried for 2 months but he hurt his elbows the other week due to humping a large black Labrador. I was hoping the 3 year mark would help but no such luck.
What does your vet think?
Am still waiting for a reply from the vet, but I think it may be calming slightly with some renewed training. Have been treating him like he was a puppy again and that has tempered it slightly. I also looked up foods that slow testosterone and found that flax seed is supposed to help so I put a teaspoon of that in his food daily and the last few days have been slightly better. I'll give it a bit more time as i wasn't that keen on what the implant did as he lost interest in other dogs. I'll keep you posted as it's early days on any improvement!!
 
Hi Annie, yes it may have been me! I found that when Benson came off the suprelorin we did have a bit of trouble managing some of the returning sexual behaviours as the receptors become once again receptive to testosterone.
Couple of things were happening, the rise of testosterone I think in itself was disconcerting for Benson, a bit like reliving adolescence, which in effect he was doing. I also think he lost a bit of resilience in self-management, as he became "flooded" for want of a better description.
Secondly, we were unfortunate in the fact that locally, the bitches in season were around here like buses, and even though we area able to walk in very quiet areas, it seemed like every man and his bitch had the same idea! :facepalm:. Really baaaaaad timing!

We then decided to get the lad castrated, as life was proving a bit challenging for him, my nerves were also suffering somewhat. I also like to have the odd comfy cushion on the sofa.. if you get my drift!

Interestingly Benson does have a little testosterone, as the implant shuts all the receptors down, and some parts of the body do produce just a little of the hormone. It seems just enough to keep things ticking over, he hasn't put on weight, he looks in far better condition both physically and mentally than when he was on the implant.
Thanks for the advice. I totally understand why you would take that route - it is exhausting! I think the last few days/maybe a week has been better but I'm going to wait and see. Fingers crossed! And thanks for your kind reply.
 
Am still waiting for a reply from the vet, but I think it may be calming slightly with some renewed training. Have been treating him like he was a puppy again and that has tempered it slightly. I also looked up foods that slow testosterone and found that flax seed is supposed to help so I put a teaspoon of that in his food daily and the last few days have been slightly better. I'll give it a bit more time as i wasn't that keen on what the implant did as he lost interest in other dogs. I'll keep you posted as it's early days on any improvement!!
when i say lost interest - I mean 'all interest' - just stopped playing completely :(
 
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