I am so excited!  Today marks the first time that Vito has ever fall asleep while left alone.  Ever.  Here's a picture captured from the video!

It has been 6wks since he has started Prozac and before today I wasn't sure how much it was helping.  We've had some good moments in the past few weeks where Vito hasn't had any melt downs while left alone and is doing ok at work.  But up until today he still hadn't closed his eyes for more then 2 minutes while left.  Today's trial was 1hr and 36minutes and he pretty much slept from the 45minute mark until I came home with a few interruptions from the damn cat and time to eat his foot.  HUGE news!  Fingers crossed he continues to feel relaxed while on his own.

Muttsandaklutz  – ( April 12, 2011 at 8:02 PM )  

Awwwww, so great to hear this huge milestone! Sweet dreams, Vito!

Amy Carlson  – ( April 13, 2011 at 8:05 AM )  

Oh that is wonderful news!! That was the one thing that prozac really helped Roscoe with.......sleeping! :D

Dr. Dodman did tell me, all those years ago, that it can take 6-8 weeks for blood plasma levels to build up enough to work. It worked quicker with Roscoe, but each is different. Roscoe's tiny 9lbs metabolism might be on a different schedule.

Is the video going continuously?

Ninso  – ( April 13, 2011 at 8:32 AM )  

Great news! Yep, it's about 8 weeks for it to fully kick in, so here's hoping for even more improvement!

Pepper  – ( April 13, 2011 at 4:54 PM )  

Thats totally awesome Laura, you must have been thrilled when you were watching the video :)

Megan  – ( April 13, 2011 at 7:30 PM )  

I'll say it again. YAY Vito. YAY for you! That's really, really, great!

Honey the Great Dane  – ( April 17, 2011 at 11:02 PM )  

Sorry this is so late - am behind as usual and trying to catch up with blog friends! - but just wanted to say I'm so happy for you!! I know what a HUGE achievement this is for Vito so I can understand why you're excited! :-) It does sound like the new medication programme is working better. Fingers crossed that Vito will continue to get better and more relaxed in his own company!

Oh! By the way - have you heard about our new contest yet? Come over to our blog to check it out! I made it especially with people/dogs like you in mind! You have so many great tricks and such a great bond with Lance & Vito - now it's the time to put them together & show it off!!! I'm counting on you to be one of our star performers! :-)


Cinnamon  – ( April 20, 2011 at 12:02 AM )  

That's great news! I am so happy for you.

Cynthia  – ( April 21, 2011 at 1:19 PM )  

That is awesome! Sleeping is such a good thing, so is relaxing. :) Yay for Vito!

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