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Doodle Anxiety, Fear , and Mental Health Issues

Do you want to help your dog overcome fear issues and anxiety? This group will present ideas for socializing your doodle, calming fears, and reducing stress.

Members: 157
Latest Activity: Apr 10

For Those of You Who Need To Laugh

This is a cross post from a Blog written by Laurie, Fudge, and Vern

She often writes about Vern~ who has some scarey issues.  She can find humor in some of these situations. Here is hoping we can too.

Vern, The Man, and The Lawn Chair

Discussion Forum

hiding in my closet

Started by Mary Beahm. Last reply by Laurie, Fudge, and Vern Oct 23, 2018. 1 Reply

Clomicalm medication

Started by Diana Erhart. Last reply by Sebastian and Chester's Mom Mar 14, 2018. 6 Replies

One doodle's anxiety runs our household!!

Started by Sue S. Last reply by Jane, Guinness and Murphy Jan 2, 2017. 24 Replies

Prozac?

Started by Jonathan Smith. Last reply by Diane Bentley Oct 14, 2014. 16 Replies

Psychic?

Started by Patti. Last reply by Deb's Yarrow and Schatzi Feb 25, 2014. 10 Replies

Best time to give fluoxetine

Started by Patti and Bosco. Last reply by Kyoko Feb 4, 2014. 4 Replies

Fluoxetine - As needed or daily?

Started by Robin Fritz. Last reply by Kyoko Jan 20, 2014. 11 Replies

Canine Anxiety : a basic overview

Started by Joanne ~ Spud*. Last reply by Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie Jan 12, 2014. 7 Replies

Anxiety medication

Started by Kyoko. Last reply by Kyoko Jan 4, 2014. 41 Replies

Update On Willow

Started by Patti. Last reply by Kyoko Dec 11, 2013. 22 Replies

New Doodle having two issues

Started by Robin Fritz. Last reply by Robin Fritz Nov 25, 2013. 12 Replies

Sucks to be Charlie

Started by Kyoko. Last reply by F, Calla & Luca Sep 25, 2013. 11 Replies

Fear of Separation Anxiety

Started by Kara Duurloo. Last reply by Kara Duurloo Sep 19, 2013. 12 Replies

Panic Attack?

Started by Diana Erhart. Last reply by Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie Jun 19, 2013. 6 Replies

Easy Way To Give Meds To Dog

Started by Patti. Last reply by Nicky, Riley & Boris Oct 28, 2012. 4 Replies

Separation Anxiety and Heart Murmur

Started by Jolene, Sassparilla & Josie Sep 13, 2012. 0 Replies

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Comment by Mary, Scrappy, Sully and Olive on October 28, 2012 at 2:56pm

I totally agree with Joanne.  Not a quick fix or cure, but it really does seem to comfort them just a tiny bit.  Grover comes right to me to have his Thundershirt put on during storms or fireworks. 

Comment by Joanne ~ Spud* on October 28, 2012 at 2:49pm

I don't think the Thundershirt is a cure all. Not at all. But, I do find it takes the edge off. Anything helps

Comment by Michelle and Chloe on August 13, 2012 at 5:59pm

Tried the Thundershirt and not sure if it works with her.  She actually loves wearing it, she gets very excited when she sees me get it and stays still while I put it on but still gets frightened by anything.  I even took her on a walk with it on and I have to say she wasn't as reactive as she has been, so maybe it has worked a little.  I think I will give it more time and see what happens.

Comment by shelly on August 8, 2012 at 9:08pm

Hi Michelle!  I had such high expectations when I bought the Thundershirt for Tori's fear of driving in the car and to 'calm her' when my son had friends playing outside.... but to my disappointment - it did NOT help her at all!  But I did here from others who have had success.... I know there have been discussions on here about it....oops - I see Joanne has given you the link below!

Comment by Joanne ~ Spud* on August 8, 2012 at 7:49pm

MIchelle,

Sure--Lots and Lots of us use the Thundershirt. 

Here is an older discussion. http://www.doodlekisses.com/group/mentalhealth/forum/topics/thunder...

And references are made to the shirt in other discussions all the time.  It is not a miracle cure but if it helps your dog feel just a tad better, I say great

Comment by Michelle and Chloe on August 8, 2012 at 7:29pm

I got Chloe from a breeder at 4 months of age.  Shortly after I had her, I noticed she was skittish about everything (people, doors closing and opening, bags on the ground, her reflection, vacuums,.....). I took to multiple puppy classes,obedience classes, put her in daycare, and did everything I knew to do to desensitize her to most of her fears.  She has gotten much better but after 2 1/2 yrs she still is skittish.  I was wondering if anyone has used the thundershirt, I have read a lot of reviews and the majority of them are positive.

Comment by F, Calla & Luca on May 5, 2012 at 12:00pm

I haven't used it on dogs but it's an antidepressant.   I think antidepressants are  the best choice for anxiety in people and dogs.

Comment by Patti on May 5, 2012 at 9:26am

Has anyone used sertraline (Zoloft) to help their dog?

This is what the Vet. wants Willow to try next.

Comment by Lauria Orr on January 8, 2012 at 9:24pm

I bet you are right, that  it is for the itching.  Itching can add to discomfort of any kind, anxiety or otherwise!

Comment by Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie on January 8, 2012 at 9:01pm

Perhaps it is supposed to help with anxiety when the dog is itchy and uncomfortable???  It was worth a try....

 

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