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Old June 27th 07, 08:46 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
Nicki Sinclair
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On the 4th of July, my dog
vibrates in fear. IF I don't
hold her all evening (which I
don't mind), she will dart to
the darkest corner, under my
bed and shake uncontrollably.

IS there anything that will
help her get through the
evening more comfortably?

Thanks in advance,

Nicki and Charm dog
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Old June 27th 07, 10:23 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
Sharon Too
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On the 4th of July, my dog vibrates in fear. IF I don't hold her all
evening (which I don't mind), she will dart to the darkest corner, under
my bed and shake uncontrollably.

IS there anything that will help her get through the evening more
comfortably?


Do you live in a neighborhood that has that much activity on the 4th?
(invite me please!)

You may want to make arrangements to board your dog at the vets for that day
and night, or talk to your vet about some medication to take off the edge
just for the evening.

-Sharon


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Old June 28th 07, 03:16 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
Sue and Atty
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"Sharon Too" wrote in message
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On the 4th of July, my dog vibrates in fear. IF I don't hold her all
evening (which I don't mind), she will dart to the darkest corner, under
my bed and shake uncontrollably.

IS there anything that will help her get through the evening more
comfortably?


Do you live in a neighborhood that has that much activity on the 4th?
(invite me please!)

You may want to make arrangements to board your dog at the vets for that
day and night, or talk to your vet about some medication to take off the
edge just for the evening.

-Sharon

Sharon -
Have you ever used "Nutri-Calm" at your practice? Atty responded very well
to it - although my vet did mention that it works for some and not for
others. I think Atty's fireworks issues would be worse if I left her
boarded at the vets office - but that's *her* personality, others might be
perfectly fine. I think she'd be traumatized if she were boarded anytime
Grin.

Sue and Atty


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Old June 28th 07, 03:25 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
Sharon Too
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Have you ever used "Nutri-Calm" at your practice? Atty responded very
well to it - although my vet did mention that it works for some and not
for others.


I've never heard of it, but that doesn't mean that the doctors haven't
recommended it. Sometimes managing the practice leaves me a little out of
the loop on products. I'll ask my tech what she knows. We do use Feliway(?)
in the feline kennel room and we have clients who like it.

I think Atty's fireworks issues would be worse if I left her
boarded at the vets office - but that's *her* personality, others might be
perfectly fine. I think she'd be traumatized if she were boarded anytime
Grin.


We have some patients who absolutely love coming to our hospital for any
reason. They run around peeking in everyone's office until they have visited
with everyone they remember! But others - not so much! It's individual,
that's for sure.


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Old June 28th 07, 03:34 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
Sue and Atty
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"Sharon Too" wrote in message
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Have you ever used "Nutri-Calm" at your practice? Atty responded very
well to it - although my vet did mention that it works for some and not
for others.


I've never heard of it, but that doesn't mean that the doctors haven't
recommended it. Sometimes managing the practice leaves me a little out of
the loop on products. I'll ask my tech what she knows. We do use
Feliway(?) in the feline kennel room and we have clients who like it.

I think Atty's fireworks issues would be worse if I left her
boarded at the vets office - but that's *her* personality, others might
be perfectly fine. I think she'd be traumatized if she were boarded
anytime Grin.


We have some patients who absolutely love coming to our hospital for any
reason. They run around peeking in everyone's office until they have
visited with everyone they remember! But others - not so much! It's
individual, that's for sure.


Atty loves the vet's office, must pop toes up on the counter to say hi,
rolls over and wants belly loving from all the techs, etc - but I'm not sure
that would remain if she were kenneled during a storm/fireworks. Luckly, I
don't need to find out, as she goes most places with us, or stays with
family.

Here's a website with the NutriCalm. I have no interest in the company,
just like their product for her. She takes NutriGest, too.

http://www.rxvitamins.com/pet/index....&products_id=9

Sue and Atty


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Old June 28th 07, 05:33 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
Sharon Too
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Here's a website with the NutriCalm. I have no interest in the company,
just like their product for her. She takes NutriGest, too.

http://www.rxvitamins.com/pet/index....&products_id=9


Thanks for the link. Is this a product that has to build up to a 'steady
state' before marked improvement is seen (as are most that effect
seratonin)? Or is it an 'as needed' one that has same day affects?


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Old June 29th 07, 02:33 AM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
Sue and Atty
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"Sharon Too" wrote in message
...
Here's a website with the NutriCalm. I have no interest in the company,
just like their product for her. She takes NutriGest, too.

http://www.rxvitamins.com/pet/index....&products_id=9


Thanks for the link. Is this a product that has to build up to a 'steady
state' before marked improvement is seen (as are most that effect
seratonin)? Or is it an 'as needed' one that has same day affects?

It's an "as needed" thing - toss her a pill with a small handful of food
half an hour or so before the storm/fireworks - 1 pill 2x a day (for her
weight) as needed. I saw results within about 20 min. - but you can use it
continually during high storm season if you don't know one is coming. I do
think I read/was told that after long term use it isn't as effective.

Sue and Atty


 




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