As I mentioned, we decided to try Hailey on her meds again (prozac) because her anxiety was increasing. We had some at a low dose left, so started with that and saw an improvement. We called the clinic and asked for them to prescribe the low dose.
Last week I went to pick it up and after I left the pharmacy (because she is on a human drug, not one you get at the vet clinic), I realized they had given us the original higher dose. I knew she was going to take it because I had just spent $46 on 30 pills and we weren't going to waste that. However, I called the vet to clarify.
As you may remember, our vet is a close personal friend, who has proven time and again he is a wonderful vet (although there is a joke at the clinic his note taking could use some work). After talking to him about why we had the higher dose (even though I left a message saying the lower one seemed to be working), he had decided, after looking back at the books and doses, that the lower dose was just too low. He wanted her to be on this higher dose. So like many times in our vet relationship, we have agreed on a compromise: Hailey will try this higher dose for one month (I have paid for it anyway). If we don't think it is any different from the lower dose or if she has side effects etc., he will prescribe her the lower dose.
Now we are waiting to see if we notice a difference.
I hopes it works fur you Hailey, I do not likes the idea of you being anxious sweetieReplyDelete
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx
Crikey Hailey ... I hope it works too. Being anxious is no fun. I know because I get anxious if Mum leaves me home alone. Lucky for me That doesn't happen very often.ReplyDelete
hope it works out well for her - have you thought of Chlomocalm - it is specifically for dogs and it really helped Denny and you buy that through the vets.ReplyDelete
My daughter's first cat took Buspar which is a human med. I think for anxiety not sure. Anyway it was filled at human pharmacy too. My daughter said she made sure to tell the pharmacist (who was a neighbor) it was for Cali a CAT. LOL I sure do hope it does the trick for Hailey. She is such a sweet dog one on one.
Hugs HiC and Madi
Best of luck!ReplyDelete
Pawhaps a little 'booster' is all you will need Hailey, then the lower dose will 'maintain'... hoping you feel much easier with all this help and the Love behind it! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx
That is frustrating when they change something after you thought you had a plan. Hope it all works out.ReplyDelete
Hugs to you dearest Lee I cross my paws and I hope that efurrything works like planned and eggs-pected. POTP for a good month with the new dose...ReplyDelete
I hope it works out for her. I like the photo of her in the sun with her eyes squinted. The sun really makes her furs shine.ReplyDelete
Aroo to you,
Hope something works for you friendReplyDelete
Lily & Edward
I would have felt better if he had discussed it with you before prescribing the higher dose. Hope it all goes well!ReplyDelete
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel
Hailey, you be chillin'.ReplyDelete
Hope it helps. Interesting that dogs sometimes get the same drugs as humans; I think I may need some, maybe Hailey can share.ReplyDelete
We hope the higher dose works really well. Ciara had to go back to the higher dose of phenobarbital but it seems to be working so far.ReplyDelete
Woos - Ciara and Lightning
We hope Hailey feels better soon. It must be hard to be anxious all the time!ReplyDelete
We hope this works for Hailey.ReplyDelete
We sure hope that it works for you, Hailey!ReplyDelete
Keeping our fingers and paws crossed that this will help!ReplyDelete
Gosh, she seemed so well-behaved to me! :-)ReplyDelete
Good luck, H. We hope whatever medicine your mom and the doctor settle on will make you feel strong and confident and happy and relaxed. I'm glad they have a plan...ReplyDelete
Love and licks,
We have our paws crossed that the medication continues to help Hailey.ReplyDelete
I hope it helps her!ReplyDelete
Paws crossed gurl!! Meds can be tricky. My sedation med didn't work for my ear appt. yesterday, so Ma is flustered. Another med is in order she thinks...I thinks causin' a ruckus at the vetties office was TONS of funs! BOLReplyDelete
We are hoping you can find the right dosage and it helps Miss Hailey find her relaxed place!ReplyDelete
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo
Hope it works well :)ReplyDelete
Shiver has anxiety too. I always said he takes after me! I've never thought about putting him on any meds though. I hope this does the trick for Hailey.ReplyDelete