Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Central New York
Re: Cava Root for thunderstorms
I have tried the t-shirt thing and that did no good. I have also used melatonine 6 mgs and that also hasn't worked. I have also given benadryl and that no good, took the edge off. but to be honest I don't want to give this everytime there is a storm we have much to many of them here. I have also tried classical music, TV, radio, blues. I keep the shades down and try to keep lights on in the house so he can't see the lightening.
Thanks for the info on the Kava root effecting the liver, that I was not aware of, thank god for this board. The person that told me about the Kave root is my boss and runs a border collie rescue, they are much more prone to this fear, and her dog that she treated with it for 2 months, never needed it again and now sits in the storms.
If I am not home my boy will destroy things just trying to get away. He has dumped a gal of bleach, thank god he didn't get it in him. He has torn up the rug trying to dig out., and well! we won't mention what he did with the cat litter.......
I have also heard that there are medical condtions that can cause this fear, thyroid being one of them, what else should I have checked? His reaction to storms is rubbing off on my youngest girl, but two of my dogs have no effect to it. And I believe my younger one wouldn't if it wasn't for Rudy the one with the fear.
I think that what bothers me so much is I am terrified of rollercoasters, and I can only emagine the fear that must go through him almost daily. As always any help here would be great, I just don't know what to do anymore, outside of aceing him, and I REALLY don't want to do that.
Mom to Bart 13 yr old shep/chow 1991 - 2005
Kasey rescue from GA-BrightStar resue
Denver Rescued from Long Island-BrightStar rescue
Rudy Rescued form Queens-BrightStar Rescue