"Thanks for the reply!.....we do actually have a thunder shirt for her and, despite our efforts in utilizing it exactly as it the manufacturer advises, our old lady associates it with the source of anxiety and STARTS to shake when we put ..."
Just a quick note to say hi! Have you tried using a thundercoat to help your fur baby? Their hugs them snuggly and seem to have quite a soothing effect on them emotionally. Just an alternative to medicating your dog. Good luck. I have a pug/chiahuahua mix that is my heart. Happy to help another dog mommy.
We have a little Carin Terrier, Toto. So fearful of thunder too. He weighs about 15 pounds so we give him half a Xanex tablet 0.25 mg = to 0.125 mg. He gets calmed down after 15-20 minutes. Our Vet suggested 0.25 mg but we were not comfortable with that dose. Gave half figuring we could add the other half if it did not work. He went to sleep easily later.
I AM NOT A VET. Toto's last episode sent him frantically climbing for higher places to get relief. Grabbed him in time so he would not hurt himself. The louder TV helps prevent the episodes at times..
Please let me know if you try the natural route. Will buy if it works for you.
Best of luck...know how stressful it can be here The Thunderstorm Jacket helps too. IChuckie
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