Calm in the car!

Things seem to be on the up for Vito's car anxiety!  The last 3 days he has had multiple drives with periods of NO panting or trembling!!!  Actually, starting Oct 1st his overall anxiety level seemed to be going down.  He was still trembling lots but the panting had gone down to "mild."


The best blurry picture ever!

We didn't do anything different to account for the awesome change.  Vito is actually no longer on any fast acting drug to help with the car anxiety since I took him off his Xanax over a month ago.  His anxiety greatly increased when first stopping the Xanax to the point that I was starting to doubt my decision even though I hated Vito on it.  Fingers crossed that these past 3 months of sudden panic attacks in the car will soon be behind us!

K-Koira  – ( October 21, 2011 at 12:49 AM )  

I'm a new follower, and got all excited when I saw the reduced car anxiety thing, then saw that you didn't actually do anything to cause the change. My little girl is so scared in the car, with the shaking and panting, and occasional flip-outs (especially when we go under bridges or overpasses on the freeway). I've tried every suggestion people can come up with except medication, which I really don't want to try.

Shenna Lemche AKA Project Leader  – ( October 21, 2011 at 8:41 AM )  

That's great!! Love the relaxed, smiling (I think!) picture.

Ninso  – ( October 21, 2011 at 9:58 AM )  

Yay! Fingers crossed it's permanent!

Dizzy  – ( October 21, 2011 at 12:58 PM )  

Yay, Vito! I love it when dogs cure themselves.

Mango  – ( October 22, 2011 at 6:50 AM )  

Good luck Vito! Hope those worries are behind you. Try to relax. Your car rides always lead to fun stuff, so hopefully you can be less stressed.

Slobbers,
Mango

Honey the Great Dane  – ( October 25, 2011 at 4:15 AM )  

that's great news! Hope the good progress continues!

John Prue  – ( October 27, 2011 at 9:23 AM )  

Excellent! It's great that the anxiety is slowly easing away. Here's to hoping that it would go away completely after a few more trips on the road.

-John Prue

Cinnamon  – ( October 29, 2011 at 6:40 AM )  

Great news!! I am very happy for you!

achieve1dream  – ( November 22, 2011 at 7:34 PM )  

That's fantastic! I'm glad Vito is readjusting to life without his meds.

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