>My dog developed terrible behavior problems earlier this year (urination,
>defecation in the house, chewing and clawing at the doors,etc.) which the
>vet diagnosed as separation anxiety (she only did it when we weren't
>home). After trying various methods of behavior training, crating, etc.
> we were at our wits' end. The vet prescribed a very mild dose of
>ace-promazine: one tenth the sedating dosage. She only takes it when we
>will be going out. It has been like a miracle!! No more bad behavior,
>and she's not affected adversely at all...still very frisky and lively,
>just no more anxiety. Anyone who is experiencing similar problems should
>discuss this with the vet.


The following is a description the drug chlorpromazine (for human usage). Is it similar to ace-promazine? What are the differences between the two or do you have information similar to what is spelled out below for ace-promazine. What are the contraindications and side effects for dogs?. Perhaps you can and/or should use this drug in conjunction with training and gradually wean her off of the drug. Generally dog's will learn how to cope with the anxiety of separation without the aid of medication. In some sense it is part of their overall mental development and socialization.


Uses: This medication belongs to a class of drugs called phenothiazines and is used to treat symptoms of certain types of mental or emotional conditions. It is also used to control hiccups, reduce anxiety and treat nausea and vomiting. How to Use This
Medication: Take with food or milk if stomach upset occurs, unless directed otherwise. Do not suddenly stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.

Side Effects: May cause drowsiness, dizziness or blurred vision. Other side effects include stomach upset, loss of appetite, headache, drooling, dry mouth, sleep disturbances or restlessness. These should subside as your body adjusts to the medication. Notify your doctor if you develop chest pain, a rapid heart rate, difficulty breathing, aching muscles and joints, tremors, rash or involuntary movements such as chewing, puckering or a twitching tongue while taking this medication. This medication can reduce sweating making you more susceptible to heat stroke. Avoid strenuous work or exercise in hot weather. Precautions: This medication may increase sensitivity to sunlight. Avoid prolonged sun exposure. Wear a sunscreen and protective clothing. This drug should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Small amounts of phenothiazines appear in breast milk. Consult with your doctor before breast-feeding. Use of alcohol or other sedatives can cause extreme drowsiness. Limit alcohol use.


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