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Old 09-13-2011, 05:22 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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i was just thinking about you and winnie on sunday.... sounds like pretty definitive proof that the medication is needed and is beneficial....

glad help is available for her to lead a saner and happier life.....

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Old 09-16-2011, 10:19 AM
 
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New update: We've had Winnie for about a year now, and for the first time, the dog who lives behind us barked at her playfully, and instead of running to me or to get back in the house, she wagged her tail and barked back at him, even going into that "play position," lowering the front of her body.

This poor dog from the house behind us has wanted to be friends with her for so long, and she would just respond with fear, or snarling/growling. Now she might actually have a playmate, even though they have a fence between them.

Progress that's slow is still progress...

She is, however beginning to spit out her pills and fight us when we try to give her the pills. At first it was easy, we'd toss the pill into the back of her throat, and rub her neck until she swallowed. But now she's crafty. When we wrap them in cheese, pill pockets, peanut butter, or hot dog, she gets the pill out, leaves it on the floor mangled, and eats the yummy coating of cheese, etc.

Right now, my backup plan is to pour the powder out of the capsule into some pasta sauce and stir it in. Maybe with a little cheese sprinkled in. She laps it right up. If we stir the powder into her food, she'll taste it or smell it, and not eat. But I guess the tomato sauce covers it up sufficiently.

The clomipramine is not time-released, so it's not a problem to open the capsules and use the powder inside. You can't do this with any time-released pill, just like with people meds.
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:19 AM
 
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Default Winnie's Christmas Sweater!

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Old 11-29-2011, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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She's adorable!
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:54 AM
 
Location: On the sunny side of a mountain
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That's pretty darn cute!
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:23 AM
 
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Unfortunately, she may have built up a tolerance to her meds. She's been good about taking the pill twice a day, every day, but the craziness has re-emerged.

She has her good periods, but she's very territorial (My Dad came to visit and she acted like he was a burglar--She would have bitten him if I didn't hold her back). And she's very possessive of her toys. If I go close to her when she has a toy, she'll growl and snarl, as if I'm going to take it from her. Shermyn might go within 5 feet of her, and when she has a toy, that's enough to set her off snarling and growling.
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Just like with Artie, looks are SO deceiving. So cute, yet so... demonic!
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:32 AM
 
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Haha, I just thought of Artie when I uploaded this pic. If you look at the blanket she's on, you can see "Artie" embroidered. It's a blanket that was given to us as a gift with the names of all our cats and dogs embroidered on it. One of our cats (big fat orange boy with extra thumbs) is Artie.
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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OMG, how funny!!!!!
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Old 11-29-2011, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Florida
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She has drippy/running eyes? She may have allergies, to dust? to food? Put her on a food that has no grain in it.

As to her snappy sessions; She may be in pain.
I had a dog who at about age 13 began to have snappy episodes.
She also seemed to have memory loss for them.

One time she went into one of them and while she was sulking I went out to get the mail.
When I came back she greeted my like I'd been gone all day; wagging tail and all wiggles.

This was a big dog, and when she went into one of these spells I would throw a blanket over her to keep her from biting me. You might do that with your little dog.

Other things were happening too, which when added together - that hind sight- tells me that she was in pain..a few months later she died within hours from pulmonary edema/heart problem.
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