We are going through another phase of high anxiety with sweet Ciara.
She just isn't herself.
She doesn't want to be "home alone".
If Mom goes out to do some errands, she cries until Dad comes down from his office and lets her outside.
And than all she does is sit on the deck. Before long she is crying to come inside. She looks everywhere for Mom.
AND when both Mom and Dad are gone out at the same time, she becomes frantic. She has gnawed on all the gates that keep her in the kitchen. AND she has broken the gate to the family room, not once, but twice.
It is now beyond repair. Mom has been tying it to keep it closed until the carpenter comes to fix the wall where the gate is attached, and Ciara chews through whatever Mom uses to tie the gate:(
Overnight, she paces through the first floor and cries and barks and wants to get outside ASAP, and then no, she really wants to be inside, and repeat over and over.
All of this anxiety started when she started having seizures about a year ago. She hasn't had one (knock on wood) in a few months now, but the anxiety levels are high. She is back to wearing her bandana that has been sprayed with Adaptil. Guess we will back in conversation with the vet about trying some anti-anxiety meds. The vet and the neurologist haven't been too eager to do either, but we have to find something to help her. It is so sad to see her like this.
Her BFF "C" is back today - no school. But even she hasn't been able to perk up her spirits.
"Maybe she would like a cookie, Grandma?"
My turn now - I don't know why, but I just don't want Mom to leave me:(
Anyone with any thoughts on anti-anxiety meds, please feel free to give your opinion.
Woos - The OP Pack Mom