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    Quote Originally Posted by lennie View Post
    Has anyone heard of using Doxepin for LP? Someone I know has his dog on it and says it has worked wonders. I understand it is a human anti-depressant? Perhaps it keeps them relaxed enough to not go into the "panic" when things go bad?
    Can you cite your sources? Any studies or is it all anecdotal? JD
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    Quote Originally Posted by lennie View Post
    Has anyone heard of using Doxepin for LP? Someone I know has his dog on it and says it has worked wonders. I understand it is a human anti-depressant? Perhaps it keeps them relaxed enough to not go into the "panic" when things go bad?
    Quote Originally Posted by JDogger View Post
    Can you cite your sources? Any studies or is it all anecdotal? JD
    My Raven was on Doxepin 50 mg twice per day. My Vet said that the medication is a sedative and that it also has very powerful antihistamine effects. Dogs with LP often cough and hack. The Doxepin seemed to be very helpful, especially at first. But over the last year, her symptoms continued to progress until Doxepin was not enough. It certainly didn't prevent or help with the panic during her last and worst episode. After witnessing that, I made the decision that I could not allow her to go that way, it would have weighed on my conscience too heavily.
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    I wanted everyone to know that after starting the Organic protein there was a remarkable difference after 2 months. My girls hind leg muscles seem to be much stronger. Before starting this I her hind tail bone/hip area were very noticeable. Now not so much. I also started using Nutra Thrive Canine supplement. It is a holistic supplement put out by a vet after studying Asian herbs. I have been using that for about 1 month and between the 2 , she is lot more active. Still slow to get up but once up, walks better, hind legs are not shaking when she is standing up. Her breathing has never been a big problem as long as she does not get too much exercise. I will let you know if she improves more by using these products. You can get the organic protein at Wal-Mart or Sams. Not expensive at all. The Nutra Thrive is from Ultimate Pet Nutrition. That is around 60.00 a month, but I don't care if it helps.

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    Interesting. We lost a faithful lab to vestibular syndrome who also had LP. He actually had paralysis twice and we put him to rest with the second episode.







    Quote Originally Posted by Jkuhn63 View Post
    Thanks for sharing Keith,

    My beloved dog HRCH Luke L., RIP, was affected by this. I thought he was in heart failure at first, but was diagnosed with LP. By the time he was having symptoms, he was 13 and losing coordination (walking funny). It was soon obvious that he had some type of neurologic disease going on. He also had a temporary episode of vestibular syndrome (not sure if this was related to the laryngeal paralysis). I chose not to treat the laryngeal paralysis. He always loved riding in the back seat of my truck. Took him to McD's for his favorite bite of cheeseburger at 13.5 years of age before going to vet and putting him to rest..Vet was nice enough to come to my truck so he wouldn't have to leave he backseat.

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    My old girl is getting worse from the LP. She is not breathing very hard most of the time, but the hind legs are really giving her issues. She is still happy and loves her bumpers. She will be 13 this week. But she started have a rattling sound coming out instead of a low bark. Has anyone had anything like that happen. It is very strange sounding. Very hard to watch her not be able to get up if she is not on a rug. Even then she has problems. Once she is up she is ok most of the time unless she is standing still on the tile floor, than her hinds legs slide from under her.

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    I'm very sorry Karen. It's really hard to watch them degrade. My boy has a very soft 'wheeze' on each exhale. I'm sure it will progress to something worse.... He is 13 1/2. May I ask what protein powder you are using? There are soooo many on the market, it's hard to decide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen Klotthor View Post
    My old girl is getting worse from the LP. She is not breathing very hard most of the time, but the hind legs are really giving her issues. She is still happy and loves her bumpers. She will be 13 this week. But she started have a rattling sound coming out instead of a low bark. Has anyone had anything like that happen. It is very strange sounding. Very hard to watch her not be able to get up if she is not on a rug. Even then she has problems. Once she is up she is ok most of the time unless she is standing still on the tile floor, than her hinds legs slide from under her.
    Karen, I am so sorry to hear your girl is struggling to get up from laying down. I know exactly how you feel as my Simon had the same issue. It broke my heart. He never had any breathing issues just the hoarse type of bark. The continued weakness in his hind legs was the determining factor for when his quality of life was affected. I think of him often. Could you put some carpet runners on your tile floor so it is easier for your girl to stand? Wishing you the best, Karen.
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    Becky, as far as rugs I can only put so many. She chooses the tile because it is cooler for her. She has learned that if she has trouble getting up, she can bark and someone will help her up. She is happy for now and still loves to get her bumpers , eats fine most of the time.

    Marcia, the protein I was using is human all natural organic I was buying from Sam's. It comes in vanilla or Choc, so vanilla it is. I have switched to a protein chewable pill , but still for humans. Not sure how much it is helping now but can't hurt. When I started using it, it refilled out her back hips again some. Bone not showing quit as much.

    I am just glad to get her pass 13 yrs old.

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