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v   phila, Pennsylvania

8/28/2013 8:33:55 AM

My friend's Maltese 5 month old puppy is having separation issues but not the typical one. Her husband is home all day w/the puppy and if he leaves the room, let alone the house the puppy becomes very stressed out. He has been to the vet several times because the behavior is so disturbingly sad, but no one seems to be able to help the little
guy.
Any suggestions?

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lyn   brisbane, Delaware

5/13/2013 8:37:57 PM

I have the opposite -after 8 yrs of being "normal" one of my maltese shitzu's has to be touching me - sitting on me - not next to me every time I am home - and I can"t seem to do anything about it - anybody have an ideas

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Peter   brisbane, Colorado

9/26/2012 9:36:00 AM

Hey i have a 2 year old Pomeranian that suffered from separation anxiety. He used to bark and weep when left alone, he also would scratch on doors and windows, rip plants up and destroy furniture, sometimes injure himself with destructive behavior. We tried to get him thunderjacket, but it didnt fix any of these symptoms so i went back to practical ideas. Me and my wife did a bit of research and we found a good website with quality info and tips. i recommend having a look if you are in the same situation, it is probably the best one yet we have found thats works :) www.dogseparationanxiety.com.au

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George   LA, California

9/11/2012 9:06:45 AM

We went through trying to resolve dog separation anxiety for our little Pomeranian. Every time we left the house, it was a problem. In fact, it was a problem before we left the house, he would pick up on little things like us picking up the car keys or putting on shoes etc. as a sign we were leaving and all of a sudden, the barking, crying, jumping up and down
started.

Then when we left the house, he would bark and cry all day until we got
home.

After researching all over the internet, we found this site at http://dogseparationanxiety.com.au which solved our problems. The information and the advice was invaluable. If you have tried everything else and still haven't solved it, try checking out that website - Our little Oscar now is a much happier dog!

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Stacey   Elida, OH

5/9/2011 1:22:46 PM

We have been struggling wit separation for a long time with our blue wiem. where can i get a defuser.?

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janet   bethlehem, PA

2/25/2011 4:17:37 AM

great information, thank you very much

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JOYCE   MELBOURNE, FL

4/16/2010 7:59:59 AM

my 4 yr old standard poodle has great anxiety with fire works, storms, hurricanes and also urinates in the house (usually on my chair legs) when I leave. He has a brother that does none of this. I leave the house and set the alarm and just say that I will be back. Then on arrival I do not give him attention but he is estatic to have me pet him. I ask him to sit before I will pet him. He is on anti anxiety meds now. Hope this helps

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Janet   Bethlehem, PA

4/3/2010 5:15:01 AM

good article thank you

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MB   Centennial, CA

2/19/2010 7:49:22 AM

i have a wiem rescue-had him for 1 1/2 yrs- he has formed a bond with my husband that is so overhyper the taking him to daycare-especially an overnight - just one overnight and we end up spending 600 or more at the vet because he makes himself so sick. my husband works from home so there is no way to break this problem and i am almost at my wits end. i dont want to get rid of the dog- in every other way he is wonderful but how can we keep him under these circumstances? we have spent almost 3000.00 in the last year because everytime we leave him in daycare for overnights he makes himself so sick he vomits, bleeds prolifically from his butt, wont drink wont eat. then we take him to the vet, they charge us upwards of 600 for intravenous lines and a bit of food and lab work and send him home at the end of the day with a shrug telling us that 'he looks so much better than this morning' Are you kidding me???? i have never faced this with a dog before so I dont know where to turn. is anti anxiety meds really the fix??? The vet now wants to wait until 'the next time it happens' and charge us over 200 for a cortisol test to see if his adrenals are shutting down because he stresses so much bein away from jeff. aaah please help

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TAMMY PALUMBO   NEW ROCHELLE, NY

1/11/2010 8:36:34 PM

FYI DOGS WITH SEIZURE DISORDERS CONNOT TAKE PROZAC THIS CAN INDUCE MORE FREQUENT SEIZURES,

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Susan   Denver, CO

6/23/2009 7:28:53 PM

My new dog of 13 days(he is 6 months old, from a dog rescue) has severe dog anxiety. He has a crate, but knows I am leaving if I put him in there; I think he thinks I'm punishing him. He had free reign of the house for 2 hours today and hurt his paw from tearing up my leather couch. He also broke through one crate already.

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Pamela   Oak Park, IL

2/15/2009 10:59:06 AM

Nice article but, nothing that I haven't heard before. I could use more ideas.

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janice   west milford, NJ

7/11/2008 9:53:21 AM

One of the last comments is "vary your routine so your dog doesn’t pick up on the same cues every time."

I have a husky with separation anxiety from my daughter and needs to be crated when we leave the house due to destructive behavior. What recommendations do you have since putting him in the crate before leaving the house is cue in the
"routine"?

Also, what are the exact names of the natural remedies I should look into? We have a natural food store in town that I would like to use.

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Claire   Azusa, CA

3/14/2008 8:12:52 PM

Interesting. My dog has seperation anxiety, so I will try these tips!

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Donna   Limington, ME

3/14/2008 3:00:05 PM

One of our dogs has a bit of Separation anxiety. He doesn't destroy things, just pees. This article was useful for us! Thank You!

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De   South Milwaukee, WI

3/14/2008 11:25:27 AM

Very helpful and informative article. Thank you.

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molly   Denver, CO

2/18/2008 11:25:20 AM

all of a sudden my dog has aquired seperation anxitey. I have had my dog for over 4 years and he has always been fine with being left alone while i got to work, run errands etc. Now i can't even leave my dog along in my apartment for 30 seconds without him chewing on my door or eating the inside of his kennel! I am exhuasted, confused, concerned, I need help fixing the root of the problem, I do not want to meidicate my dog i want to help him become more balanced so that i can leave him home like i used to do and he will be a good. I do not think that is too much to ask for, he has done it in the past I know he can do it again. Please help!!!

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kino   Spring Valley, CA

10/12/2007 3:39:13 PM

thanks for sharing

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nathan   somewherein, OH

10/12/2007 12:25:37 PM

thanks for the tips

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Christy   Covina, CA

10/12/2007 9:37:57 AM

My dog suffered from Seperation Anxiety. Once we worked with her with a trainer she was fine, NO drugs needed. These should be used as a last resort!

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