I would definitely medicate now, and be sure to a) try another med or another dose if one isn't working and b) give the meds 4-6 weeks to see a difference (for the longer acting ones (prozac, clomipramine, etc.).
What Rx did they give you? Trazodone is what our vet behaviorist specialist (DVM with a residency in animal behavior) often suggests - it lasts for 4-6 hours and helps the anxiety and also helps them sleep. Our dog uses it daily in combination with prozac. I would ask your vet about a combination of a longer-acting drug and a shorter-acting one that you can either give as needed or regularly.
I would also talk to the vet about avoiding benzodiazepines like Xanax because of the aggressive behavior (even though it is probably from the anxiety). They can result in behavioral disinhibition (i.e., whatever threshold is mentally holding him back from snapping at people is lowered) and is contraindicated for aggressive behavior. A lot of vets don't know this (because they aren't behavior experts), and Xanax does work well for storm anxiety, etc. in a lot of dogs. Just not in dogs with aggression issues.
Post by walterismydog on Jul 27, 2014 23:11:38 GMT -5
A new reel for the fly rod I'm building, and another new reel/blank for another fly rod I want to build for my saltwater fly fishing adventure in October. Probably some more specific gear/line for saltwater, too, since I don't have anything for that.
Post by MadamePresident on Jul 27, 2014 23:11:27 GMT -5
I should go and let the baby sleep in the car on the way home knowing that the 3 hours or so until bedtime would be rough. We pretty much dealt South the same thing today. I try to keep nap time somewhat consistent, but I refuse to be a slave to it. We have to live our life.
Post by helenabonhamcarter on Jul 27, 2014 23:11:20 GMT -5
Yeah, if Hillary had said they were only fixated on her husband's personal life because of politics, I wouldn't have given it another thought. But her stance is that the entire world was lying on Clinton for funsies and he absolutely hadn't been shady with other women.
The thing is not actually called a BBQ. It is called a grill. I just went to the Home Depot website to double check, lol. BBQ is a style of cooking which can sometimes be sometimes done on a grill.
I just checked the Home Depot Canada website and on there they call them BBQs! So HD has obviously done their homework regarding regional linguistic variations, lol.
Yes, and for example, this site too Viking BBQrefers to them as BBQ's. It's obviously regional. So if you're ever in California, refer to it as "having a BBQ" "BBQ'ing" "we're going to BBQ tonight" if you don't want people to look at you like you have 4 heads.
A "cook out" almost sounds like a cook off to me or something. lol. Like who can cook the most or the best.
I've dealt with a lot of medical bills the last couple years. None of my creditors would have been happy with $5-10/mo. My surgeon's bill was over $700, and he wanted no less than $100/mo. They generally wanted the bill paid off in less than a year. They can/will charge interest or a finance charge as well.
My surgeon's office was willing to negotiate some, but I had very little success with hospital or lab bills. I paid out over $13k in medical bills (insurance covered about $750k) in 2 years on a disability income of $36k/year.
When DS was 4 he would pee himself every afternoon and tell no one. He often work dark pants so I only found out by buckling him in his car seat. For him it has always been an issue of not wanting to stop playing to go to the bathroom. And he absolutely does not care if he soils himself. He would continue to play all day in soiled pants. He's 7 and we still occasionally have issues with it. However, back when he was 4 we were able to put a stop to the daily peeing with a sticker chart. For every day he came home dry he got a sticker. 7 stickers = sno cone. He didn't have a single accident after starting that and we only had to get 2 sno cones. He just needed extra incentive to stop play and go to the bathroom.
Post by MadamePresident on Jul 27, 2014 23:08:45 GMT -5
Well I was in my house when the baby was born, but Nods came to all my appointments, except for the ultrasound. She is now into measuring bellys. Meting her new brother was pretty uneventful. She saw him and liked him, but didn't want to touch.