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Good article on Anxiety/behavior Meds

Postby EmmaLove » Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:04 pm

I apologize if this has been shared before, but I didn't see it when I searched. I just stumbled on this article and found it very thorough and helpful in it's overview & explanation of the various behavior meds:
http://dogaware.com/articles/wdjanxiety.html

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Good article on Anxiety/behavior Meds

Postby mtlu » Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:44 am

Thanks for posting this - gives a really good overview of the various kinds of medications and nice to see the warning to not use acepromazine for anxiety/fear issues.

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Re: Good article on Anxiety/behavior Meds

Postby Ilovethepits » Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:49 am

Thank you very much for this article.

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Re: Good article on Anxiety/behavior Meds

Postby Cherry » Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:43 am

Thank you!! My new addition to the family has separation anxiety pretty bad, and the vet put her on clomipramine, and we are also doing behavior modification training with her. She was hurting herself in the kennel, so just BMT wasn't working. She's been on clomipramine for a month, 25mg in the am and pm, and we just upped it to 25mg 3x a day. Am, noon, and pm. She was doing great for a couple weeks, and then regressed because we changed her kennel for a bigger one. She was getting happy tail, so we had to get a wider one.

I had no idea.....
"TCAs can cause bone marrow suppression. It’s important to do blood work a couple of weeks after starting this drug (as well as before, for older dogs), then monitor every six months to a year thereafter."

Dr never mentioned this, I will be making sure I bring this up!!


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