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My miniature schau...

My miniature schau. is very anxious about groomers and the car. My vet said he could write a rx. for amitriptyline, I want to know if it is a good idea and do I have to go back to the vet for the rx. Can you give me the rx. because I spend 450.00 at this visit.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?

Dog

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. What is the dog's name and age?

Moxie, she will be two in April, in good health and I think her fear is from being transported to me by air. At any rate, she is otherwise great just anxious on occasion.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?

No she is good with the other things in life.

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Sara, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago
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Hi this is Dr. Sara. So, there are many anti-anxiety medications out there that we use in pets. Amitriptyline is more of a long term medication. If you are looking for more spot treaments I would recommend Alprazolam. This is an excellent medication for occasional use. Are you looking for more of a once in a while drug or a daily medication?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
My son is a doctor, and feels she should have a long term fix. He does not like asprazaloam or Xanax.
Thank for your reply will you give me a rx. for the amitriptyline?
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I do not want to spend more money and not get anything done.
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Please let me know when I get a response. Thanks
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Sara, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

i am speaking with another client, i will be right there

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Sara, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

Hello, is your son a veterinarian? It sounds like there is a difference of opinion on the subject. Amitriptyline will give Moxie the effect she needs to manage through her anxiety. If she needs something on a regular basis, I would recommend fluoxetine. Amitryptiline is routinely used in cats for behavioral issues but not in dogs because it doesn't work as well as other medications. I think you will be disappointed with this choice. I cannot write you a script for medications because I am not her veterinarian.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Sara, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

I am sorry, it should read that Amitriptyline will not give the effect needed.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Thank this is not what I hoped?
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Sara, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

I don't understand what you mean

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