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  1. Reading the directions it says if giving more than one tablet to divide the dose evenly twice a day. so for my guys that would be 4 tablets. Do you divide the dose or just give it as one dose?
  2. It is in the same class as Oxazepam Alprazolam is in a class of medications called benzodiazepines
  3. I will get hold of some & try them. They might be good for my older boy too. At present he just goes away & hides, but I know he is stressed, just in a different way to Jaxon. Certainly worth a try...thanks
  4. It is a bit of a catch 22 because I look upon the "all natural" ones as also being chemicals, even tho they might be in natural form. I wouldn't want to be giving something to my dog that was going to impede his natural self, but need something that will quieten him down when we get a storm. I take Oxazepam myself on rare occassions & it helps me sleep by lessoning anxiety. I am hoping it has the same effect on him
  5. I tried him on a small 1/4 tablet of Oxazepam last night & I kept an eye on him for any side effects It wasn't a big storm, so not a big test for it's effectiveness, & it wasn't close but he just sat by the window....didn't do his usual hissyfits. He did sleep well & he is his usual bouncy self this morning
  6. Thanks for your replies. Some very useful information there. I don't want to have to be giving him something every day, just in case we get a storm. I am going to ask my vet about using Oxazepam, mainly because I already have that in the cupboard & a bit of Googling suggests that it is safe for dogs that don't have other underlying medical problems.
  7. My new boy has a terrible fear of storms & it is only getting worse. He is about 19 months old now. Thunder shirt doesn't work & I looked at Adaptil, but (I may be wrong) but it looks like he has to wear the collar all the time. I am thinking along the lines of something from the vets that will get him through the bad storms. Any suggestions ??
  8. The best way to stop foxes getting into the chook pen is a low triple wire electric fence .... they don't come back!!
  9. That is the sort of stuff of nightmares...imagine living near it !!
  10. I was searching for something to supplement my older BC with to help with his coat. It gets regular brushing, but he swims everyday & spends a lot of time outside, so his coat is pretty dry & fading. He gets plenty of eggs & sardines etc in his diet, but he wont eat coconut oil. I came across this spot on stuff. Can anyone recommend it? Dermoscent Essential 6 Spot on Skin Care https://www.budgetpetproducts.com.au/new/product/dermoscent-essential-6-spot-on-skin-care-for-large-dogs-20-40kg/2182/
  11. The only requirement for registering your dog on the Associate Register with Dogs NSW is that the dog is desexed
  12. I have heard that if you lay plastic bottle of water around an area it deters dogs from peeing there, but havn't tried it. Maybe you could put up a sign for walkers to read saying something like "don't pee here".
  13. These are really good. They emit an ultrsonic sound that is almost inaudible to humans but to dogs it makes them stop in their tracks. It wont hurt them, just makes them stop & hopefully back off. Unfortunately when you use it in the vicinity of your own dog, she will get an ear full too, but if it stops the other dog then it would be worth it. There are cheaper versions but the Dazer is the best https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/K-II-Dazer-II-Ultrasonic-Dog-Deterrent-Repeller-for-Anti-Bark-Stop-Barking-Dogs/174340925180?hash=item28978766fc:g:nuIAAOSw1K5fZFMb&frcectupt=true
  14. Personally, I wouldn't feed chicken necks to anything other than a small breed dog due to being a choking hazard
  15. Maybe I have missed it, but have you told us what you feed her...what is her normal everyday diet??
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