Thank you all for your input! I don't feel as alone in trying to solve this.
I am considering a thundershirt but am concerned he will tear it off himself. He has done so with a pheromone collar I tried.
Yes I want my dog to be around for some time to come but quality of life plays an important role as well.
I plan to meet with a behavioral therapist too.
I am considering a thundershirt but am concerned that he will tear it off himself.
Vet intentionally did not recommend Prozac. Clomicalm instead. Yes, it takes 2-3 weeks to kick in. I'm providing mental stimulation in his crate when I have to use it and using daycare for longer stints away. He does fine there according to his same vet staff.
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We have an amazingly quiet apartment complex. I'm home at different times during the day and haven't noticed change.
I'm wondering if chronic tooth pain may have been the catalyst. The behavior change at home was he started tearing up everything. He rarely touched anything before (which is why he could be trusted alone uncrated) and if so only paper.
Has anyone use doggie Prozac in older dogs? I'm hoping to avoid but want to search for options if needed after he is totally recovered from his tooth extractions
Joey has been crate free while I am gone for 10 years. We moved from a house to an apartment 2 years ago while our house is being built. He has been fine until about 1 month ago. He has gone beserk shreading hard plastic, boxes, furniture etc. I started crating him and that went south as he tried to chew through the crate and damage teeth resulting in costly medical bill. No change is exercise or attention. He is almost 11.
I am at a loss. Help please!!