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Hi, this is Doctor H and I would be happy to assist you. By anxiety withdrawals I assume you mean separation anxiety?
Okay, I'm sorry to hear that. How long has this been going on
Okay, what have you tried so far?
Well, apart from anything else it would be a good idea to have her blood checked to see if there's any abnormalities in a CBC, chemistry panel, and thyroid level.
Then discuss a once a day medication that can help with separation anxiety with alprazolam (xanax) for departures and training sessions.
Are you able to take her to work with you or able to avoid separating her from yourself any other time?
Additional products include dog appeasing pheromone (available as a diffuser and collar), the thundershirt, and an OTC medication called anxitane.
How does she like food?
If she's highly food motivated, you can use treats and food puzzles to distract her from your departures.
In the meantime, you want to do a few other things.
She can pick up on the cues that you are leaving. These are called separation cues. I recommend getting ready to leave and then do not leave - sit down and watch TV or something similar. This will desensitize her to that.
Additionally, no big homecomings. If she's super hyper when you arrive from being gone do not give her attention until she is calm.
If she follows you or anyone else around the house distract her from doing so with a food puzzle.
And then start with graduated departure training sessions. Place her in a different area before you leave and turn on the TV or radio. Then leave for 1-5 minutes. If she hasn't been destructive or vocalizing, give her positive reinforcement. Never use punishment.
Gradually increase the time as her behavior allows
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Right. I understand. I think she could really benefit from some medication with the above outlined training regimen to make her less anxious when you are away.
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Right - adaptil is one of the many names of dog appeasing pheromone. A dog puzzle is any kind of toy that makes her work for getting the food inside it (aka Kong, Twist N Treat, Magic Mushroom).
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