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Re: Severe storm phobia [Re: bianca] #301402
12/04/13 10:26 AM
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Last edited by MaxaLisa; 12/04/13 10:27 AM.

MaxaL (aka LisaT)

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Re: Severe storm phobia [Re: bianca] #301406
12/04/13 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted By: bianca
... So all in all,(touch wood) a good day for her.


thumbup Good that Molly is having a good day.


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Re: Severe storm phobia [Re: Woodreb] #301413
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Maybe being relaxed in a heavy rain is the beginning of relaxing with a little rumbling and then more thunder, etc-you know staying under threshold. Maybe?

Whatever it is, we love a relaxed Moo.

MJ

Re: Severe storm phobia [Re: Wisc.Tiger_Val] #301483
12/04/13 09:55 PM
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Originally Posted By: Wisc.Tiger_Val
When I knew we were having stormy weather coming I would spray Deedee's blanket in her crate so it had a chance to air out before she needed it. I also had the DAP plug in next to the crate.

Kathy you might want to try the TranquilTabs for Havie. EntirelyPets Affiliate Link

Other calming products http://www.germanshepherdhome.net/shop/calming-aids/


Thanks Val! I have really started using Entirely Pets more than Only Natural Pets. Better prices. First time I used them I forgot the affiliate link. frown


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Re: Severe storm phobia [Re: Kayos] #301535
12/05/13 07:21 AM
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Well I checked the radar all day today and darn it if I missed a huge storm frown Molly wouldn't eat her breakfast this morning (not like her at all) so I thought sod it and dropped the Prozac to 20mg. Then this thunder came out of the blue, raced inside threw a Propronol into her, put her thundershirt on and sprayed DAP everywhere. Thankfully she is ok now and actually ate her dinner (plus a bit extra). She was not interested in going in her box but did try to climb on the kitchen bench frown


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Re: Severe storm phobia [Re: bianca] #302270
12/11/13 02:08 PM
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This thread has been wonderful. Thanks for starting it! My mixed dog has recently started to become more anxious during storms. I think I am going to try the box idea, typically I will get out our big comforter blanket and he will ball himself up in the middle of it and hide out in there. On the down side, he's got in there and then has been sat on because we can't see him. O.O

I've also used Chamomile and Lavender, but those also do not seem to be working as well. I really want to stay away from giving him medications if possible, but as he's got older, he seems to get more upset with storms.


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Re: Severe storm phobia [Re: Sidhe] #302403
12/12/13 07:34 AM
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I'm sorry your boy has this awful affliction too frown It's really terrible to see them so stressed. You may want to give the DAP diffuser a try, I think it's made a difference here.


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Cooper GSD (The Gremlin) 19/10/11
Texas - Tabby cat (Feb 1996-2013) Run free sweet Teppie
Paris - Tabby cat (Feb 1996-2013) Run free my beautiful girl.
Re: Severe storm phobia [Re: bianca] #302581
12/13/13 08:22 AM
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Well Miss Moo has really not been herself since re-starting Prozac frown So I've made the decision to wean her off it. She was meant to be on 30mg but I've been giving 20mg. Tonight I gave her 10m and will continue for a week or so and then I'll go to 5mg. Poor girl has not been wanting to eat and has been acting odd (she is odd but this is different).

Last edited by bianca; 12/13/13 08:23 AM.

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Cooper GSD (The Gremlin) 19/10/11
Texas - Tabby cat (Feb 1996-2013) Run free sweet Teppie
Paris - Tabby cat (Feb 1996-2013) Run free my beautiful girl.
Re: Severe storm phobia [Re: bianca] #302667
12/14/13 04:24 AM
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I'm really sorry about the prozac frown

When I saw jazz's specialist, we talk super briefly about anxiety meds as an option down the road. Basically it was IF they work and IF she tolerates them. So I think that there are a lot of IF's with these meds.

Have you ever tried St. John's Wort for her?


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Re: Severe storm phobia [Re: MaxaLisa] #302685
12/14/13 07:21 AM
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Thank you Lisa hugging Basically I just don't think her anxiety in general is bad enough to medicate her daily for. No I haven't. I think I will just see how she goes once weaned off and hopefully with the DAP etc she will be ok and back to my Mooey.


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Cooper GSD (The Gremlin) 19/10/11
Texas - Tabby cat (Feb 1996-2013) Run free sweet Teppie
Paris - Tabby cat (Feb 1996-2013) Run free my beautiful girl.
Re: Severe storm phobia [Re: bianca] #302690
12/14/13 07:35 AM
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hugging for you and Miss Moo. And hugging for Coop too smile


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Re: Severe storm phobia [Re: Shepherds] #302691
12/14/13 11:39 AM
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I'm beginning to hear good things about Zylkene, a natural product you can get from some vets.

It may worth talking to your vet about.

Here is a link:

http://www.zylkenepet.co.uk/aboutzylkene/index.html

And I still like Cholodine, which I get from Entirely Pets. Skye has done well on it.


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Re: Severe storm phobia [Re: bianca] #302697
12/14/13 02:20 PM
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Bianca, I am wishing calm and serenity for Moo, Cooper, and for you, too. peacesign hugging


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Re: Severe storm phobia [Re: Braverhund] #302711
12/14/13 04:33 PM
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I wish things were easier for Miss Moo-she seems so sweet and gentle (I am skipping the 4-legged mouth part). I can't remember how she did with massage, but it helps some of us.

Best wishes to all of you,

MJ

Re: Severe storm phobia [Re: Mary Jane] #302787
12/15/13 06:41 AM
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Thank you my friends hugging Bonnie that is interesting, I have saved the link for future reference! She is already a bit more Mooish, more interested in eating again thank goodness. Mary Jane she is a sweet girl (although always the fun police!) and the mouthy part was when she drove me to tears as a puppy laugh


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Cooper GSD (The Gremlin) 19/10/11
Texas - Tabby cat (Feb 1996-2013) Run free sweet Teppie
Paris - Tabby cat (Feb 1996-2013) Run free my beautiful girl.
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