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#301314 - 12/03/13 01:38 PM Re: Severe storm phobia [Re: Shepherds]
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This thread is getting very interesting and there are some really good ideas here. I think I like your behaviorist too.

I never realized most phobias develop in middle age. Havoc has just this year begun to develop thunder storm issues. He has never been noise sensitive and gun shots still do not bother him.

I think I like the box idea and the DAP spray on the collar.

I wonder if we could make this sticky? Wonder if we need Lisa or Val
s permission? I should know the answer to that - silly me!
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#301334 - 12/03/13 05:10 PM Re: Severe storm phobia [Re: Kayos]
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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/
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#301353 - 12/03/13 07:13 PM Re: Severe storm phobia [Re: Wisc.Tiger_Val]
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Well we have heavy rain today and thunderstorms forecast frown The specialist said if there is any chance of a storm to give the Propranolol. It is better to give if the storm doesn't eventuate than to give it too late.

So I just gave her one (20 mg) starting dose. It is meant to be 1mg per KG so she is slightly underdosed.

http://veterinarynews.dvm360.com/dvm/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=701989

Here are pics, dodgy box building, then I needed to buy a lawn mower for the orchard (I'm too dodgy with the ride-on laugh) so a perfect box for her. Then I have tried the pantyhose but I don't think I have it just right yet.

In her box is a thin bed, an unwashed T-shirt of mine and I have sprayed DAP in there (still waiting for the diffuser to arrive). So if we have a storm I hope she will go in there.



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#301355 - 12/03/13 07:15 PM Re: Severe storm phobia [Re: bianca]
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Oh and he said the idea of the pantyhose is like we use compression stockings for DVT etc, tight but not too constrictive.

Will report back later if there is a storm or to let you know if there is any reaction to the Proprononl.
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#301397 - 12/04/13 01:48 AM Re: Severe storm phobia [Re: bianca]
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Well so far no thunder but it is still forecast. We have had really heavy rain and Miss Moo has been so nice and relaxed all day. I wouldn't say I have really noticed a difference after giving her the beta blocker so I think that is good. (her heart rate didn't slow so much she fainted which he said could happen). So all in all,(touch wood) a good day for her.
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#301402 - 12/04/13 05:26 AM Re: Severe storm phobia [Re: bianca]
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Edited by MaxaLisa (12/04/13 05:27 AM)
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#301406 - 12/04/13 08:20 AM Re: Severe storm phobia [Re: bianca]
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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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#301413 - 12/04/13 09:04 AM Re: Severe storm phobia [Re: Woodreb]
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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

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#301483 - 12/04/13 04:55 PM Re: Severe storm phobia [Re: Wisc.Tiger_Val]
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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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PAM, URO3, UCD, UACH Tidmores Rising Star Lydia "Mayhem" CD,BN,RE,AX,AJP,OFP,P1J,CA,DN,HT,TKN,TC,CGCA 4/4/12

Lucky, Wolf, Max, Kayos - gone not forgotten. gsdhalo

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#301535 - 12/05/13 02:21 AM Re: Severe storm phobia [Re: Kayos]
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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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