DogDaz Zoo: Sofie Update – She’s Sleeping!

28 Jan


It took months, but I am glad to say (knock wood) that the current medicine, Clomicalm (1/2 tab 2X a day), is allowing her to sleep through the night. (Also using Adaptil spray on a bandanna every 4 hours.)  When she sleeps, Mommy sleeps (thank you thank you thank you).  She is known to break through all previous medicines, so I want to give it several weeks before I jump up and down with joy, but a few days of sleep, especially through the blizzard last weekend, makes a world of difference.  Understand that sleeping does not mean she is not anxious; just this morning, when I awoke at 5 AM, she was lying in bed panting.  There were no stressers that I was aware of, so I am still perplexed.

Now that we are sleeping better, I can start to address some of her stress behaviors and see if we can get separation anxiety, barking her head off at everything, and cat chasing, under control.   The Behaviorist has no recommendations at this point, so I guess I am on my own.  Gosh, I love this dog and have every hope that together, with modern chemistry, and significant love and training, we can find peace once again.

I will keep you updated.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


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25 responses to “DogDaz Zoo: Sofie Update – She’s Sleeping!

  1. easyweimaraner

    January 28, 2016 at 05:10

    I will knock on wood too…. 87 times and I hope it continues and you find the reason and a solution for your Sofie-bear …

    • dogdaz

      January 28, 2016 at 06:22

      You are a great support. 87 is a very good number.

  2. fredrieka

    January 28, 2016 at 05:39

    It is hard when we cannot tell you why we are upset. She knows she is loved. She is blessed to have you. Most pawless people would have given up on her.

    • dogdaz

      January 28, 2016 at 06:24

      My heart was heavy and I kept praying on it. I am blessed to share my life with my little charges.

  3. Genevieve Petrillo

    January 28, 2016 at 05:50

    Yay for a successful medicine! Finally a chill-pill! Hang in there.

  4. thesuitcasekid09

    January 28, 2016 at 07:25

    You are amazing. Thank goodness she is ok. I am a student veterinary nurse, would love to stay in touch!

    • dogdaz

      January 28, 2016 at 12:47

      Thanks follow us

  5. Will (

    January 28, 2016 at 10:32

    That’s great news! Finger’s crossed it continues to work for you guys.

    • dogdaz

      January 28, 2016 at 12:49

      Sleep is good 🙂

  6. Miss Harper Lee

    January 28, 2016 at 22:03

    She’s so lucky to have you in her corner. I know things will work out. Love is a very powerful medicine. 😉

  7. manglern

    January 29, 2016 at 13:31

    wow she is so pretty

    • dogdaz

      January 30, 2016 at 00:14

      Thanks. A true blond bombshell.

  8. Misty Shores Chesapeakes

    January 31, 2016 at 18:05

    Poor Sofie, hope this treatment continues to work for her.

    • dogdaz

      January 31, 2016 at 20:05

      She is starting to break through the meds but time will tell. Thanks.

  9. Groovy Goldendoodles

    February 1, 2016 at 19:36

    That’s encouraging news. Please keep us updated – thanks

    • dogdaz

      February 1, 2016 at 19:41

      Some nights are better than others. But she is my sweetie and we will figure this out.

  10. speedyrabbit

    February 2, 2016 at 11:40

    Any little good thing is always welcome,keeping paws and fingers crossed that it continues,xx Rachel

    • dogdaz

      February 2, 2016 at 11:56

      Sadly Rachel, night terrors are back. I will post about it on Thursday.

      • speedyrabbit

        February 2, 2016 at 12:19

        Damn,Has your vet got any ideas on what is going on? xx Rachel

        • dogdaz

          February 2, 2016 at 12:58

          Other than saying that Sofie is suffering from mental illness, after many many tests, an expensive behaviorist, etc, we are at a loss. It seems to be up to me to it out.

          • speedyrabbit

            February 2, 2016 at 13:28

            Bummer,Hugs to you both that you can figure something out,I’ll do some research here maybe I can find something that could help,
            xx Rachel

            • dogdaz

              February 2, 2016 at 16:38

              You are very sweet. Thanks. – Lorian

  11. Vicki Flaherty

    February 5, 2016 at 21:29

    good luck…


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