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Old 04-12-2013, 09:48 PM
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Yeah we tend to prescribe either alprazolam (xanax) or diazepam (valium).

Definitely don't do straight up acepromazine.

I've never had a dog that cared about thunderstorms but I don't think there's anything wrong with trying drugs. After seeing the huge difference drugs make for Juno's other anxiety issues, I don't think I will ever hesitate to medicate for anxiety. Just not fair to them when oftentimes it's an easy solution.
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:56 PM
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Have you tried a Thunder Shirt?
It didn't do anything unfortunately.

Oh and I never coddle or pick him up, because he HATES that lol. His first reaction to any big fear is flight. He just wants to get as far away as possible. Cannot stand being constricted or me soothing etc, so I just tend to ignore, but it still makes me feel bad when he's over there like completely stressing himself out.

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Ugh, I understand that Poor Jackson.


I just knock Ren out with Benedryl at the first sign of a storm.
LOL, not a bad idea, actually....

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Does he react to thunder on tv or a computer?
Nope. And that's what sucks. I can't even use recordings to help de-sensitize him to it because he doesn't react. But there's been many movies (and I have a big surround sound system, and always listen to movies loud) and he has never reacted.
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:58 PM
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Family dog gets benadryl or dramamine when we hear a storm is coming.

Sleeps like a rock.
I think this might be my first option. See if something like Benadryl will work or not.

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My roommate's dog takes Xanax. He used to be on Trazodone... My roommate did not like the Trazodone. It made him into a zombie and he also acted quite hung over afterwards. Not pleasant for anyone. He would stare at you like he couldn't recognize you when you said his name.

The Xanax is a much, much better choice for him. It relieves his anxiety without sending him out of orbit. If anything, it makes him kind of silly and drunk acting, but not to a disturbing extent. It also gives him the munchies, which I guess is a human side effect as well! No hang over afterwards. He still knows who and where he is on the Xanax.
See, that's definitely what I don't want. No zombie dogs wanted in this house

Xanax seems to be the best option if Benadryl doesn't work.
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