For those of you that have the combo of aspie/autistic kids and pets, have you noticed if the pets are affected by outbursts or emotional times? Our senior dog is about to be put on Prozac for anxiety, which probably wasn’t brought about by our teen’s outburst but it sure doesn’t help. The dog uses his anxiety and frustration to bark at everything and fence fight with the dogs next door. When my son has anger outbursts, it does affect the dogs (they bark and try to jump on him) and he usually picks the younger dog to take his anger out on (he mimics hitting the dog or mimics kicking her. We defend her and tell him to stop and go to his computer room to de-stress.) Just wondering if anyone else has had this happen?

Posted by Togsmom at 2022-12-09 15:02:59 UTC