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meds for anxiety?

has anyone used meds. to help calm their havs down? we think my pups pancreatitis was brought on by stress! stress from being away from us for 7 days. i think it was too much for him this time. anyways, wanted to hear if anyone had a natural remedy or meds they use and like. i don't like the idea but wanted to talk to my vet about it, it would only be an option when we leave him with the dog sitter to take the edge off his stress. i just feel soooo bad for him, trying to think of other options.
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So sorry Buddy has anxiety. Have you tried running Buddy around getting that exercise in? If you tire out Buddy he may just settle down and nap some.



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We used Pet Ease on a trip from STL to Colorado to keep carsickness at bay. It turned my hyperactive Papillon into a cuddle bug. You can find it a Petsmart. Theres also Bach's Remedy Rescue that our friend uses for her Havs when she shows. I forgot to add that not too long ago I noticed that Petsmart had a calming collar.. don't know if it works but you might look into that if your having daily issues.
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Animal Wellness magazine always has good articles, I found these two =)

Anxiety & Stress
http://animalwellnessmagazine.com/art/aV43_10.htm

Aroma Therapy
http://animalwellnessmagazine.com/art/aV51_35.htm

Only Natural Pet has a great selection of natural products plus reviews. Maybe look elsewhere for a better price but it helps you know what works.
www.onlynaturalpet.com
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he's fine at home, it's when we leave him with the dog sitter that the $#@# hits the fan!
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Is there anyway you can get him more accustomed to your dog sitter? we have our sitter come twice a week, give or take to walk the boys when we are at work... she is a treat for them...so then when we have to have leave them with her it is not so bad. would your sitter take him for a day a week?




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he's been going to her for almost 4 years, she has a havanese as well. as soon as we pull into her driveway, django goes crazy with excitement,he can't control himself. all his stress issues came about after his addisons diagnosis. when we dropped him off this last time he saw our dog sitters hubby and went crazy he was so excited to see him. i am trying to see if maybe next time she can stay at our house. she lives almost 35 minutes away but i think she might consider it, kindof like a mini vacation!
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You helped me out so much with advice on SA when Casper was younger. Thank you.

I would like to help you out now...what has worked for us, we put Casper on Prozac for about 6 months when he was a little over a year old. It made him more relaxed and tired when I was gone. I got Missy and it just didn't help him at first, and so for about 6 months we put him on Prozac and it calmed him down.

Now, him and Missy are ok at home alone...no problems. It did help him to be left home with another dog.

I left him and Missy with a petsitter on vacation last year, all worried about him and he fell in love with the sitter and she him and forgot all about me.

Casper is my lover boy.
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i'd get another hav in a heart beat but our condo in florida only allows for one dog.
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The petsitter did come to our house, I think that helps alot.
That is their (dogs) territory so they have less stress than going to another location. I would suggest you find someone that comes to your house.

For me it was kind of expensive, but worth it...the sitter was great.

We went for a week and the dogs slept in our bed ( their bed ) with the sitter.

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