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Old 07-28-2012, 11:54 AM
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Sounds like Chloe. LOL She just started on Prozac, too. I'm hoping it will help.
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Old 07-28-2012, 12:21 PM
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Glad you finally got to see the doc.

I wish you and Frodo the best of luck!
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Old 07-28-2012, 12:22 PM
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I'm so glad you found someone great to help you. I'm not familiar with Frodo's story much, but I know that you have been trying to help him.

It's cool though - Kimma has 3 out of 4, too (again, no rain/thunder issues), but I don't think she's quite as bad as Frodo seems to be. She was on meds (I honestly can't remember what, but it wasn't Prozac, though that was one we considered) but we were able to ween her off after I think like 4 months and just do lots of behavior mod.

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Old 07-28-2012, 02:43 PM
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I know the plan isn't to wean Bailey off. It would concern me I'd be seeing what I wanted to see, rather than what's actually happening if I were to wean Bailey off.

Those of you who've done it, or plan to... do you think it really worked?
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Old 07-28-2012, 03:09 PM
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My Bailey's been on Prozac for a couple of months now. I haven't seen a positive improvement -- in fact, he's had some episodes that were even worse (eg he developed a fear of the back lawn) -- *but* he also had a couple of broken teeth I didn't know about (I am an awesome mom), so, hopefully, now that they're out he'll start to feel better and less anxious.

I understand that some people can use meds to take the edge off so behavior modification has a chance to work. I know my gen vet did this with an adopted dog.

We've been doing behavior modification for a long time. I really think that, with my Bailey, it's a case of an anxiety disorder (like with people), and I don't necessarily have the long term goal of taking him off medication.

But first we need to find meds that work. Just submitted a veterinary consult request to Dr Dodman, so here's hoping that helps!
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Old 08-01-2012, 12:31 PM
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Coyboy takes Clomipramine, plus an L-Threonine (I think I just butchered taht) supplament.

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Old 08-03-2012, 12:18 PM
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Update: heard back from Dr. Dodman (via the veterinary consult w/my vet), and now he and Frodo are (soon to be) officially medication twinsies! He recommended upping B's Prozac dose and adding in Clonidine for situational anxiety for the next few months.

He also said that there is a connection between low and borderline low T4 levels and anxiety, and suggested that test B's thyroid function via Dr. Dodds and possibly get his thyroid levels boosted. Thought that was interesting. We'll do it, of course, and hopefully that helps, too.

He also reiterated that I have to do all of the "hard" behavioral training that I really don't like because it makes me sad (bc it makes B anxious).
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:58 PM
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Yay for new meds for B!

What behavioral work do you guys do? We are working towards tier 2 of protocol for relaxation, which is geared for SA dogs.
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