Vito started on Clonidine to help his car freak outs and general anxiety on November 24th. He started on a very low dosage and I've slowly been increasing it since we aren't seeing any adverse side effects.
Initially it seemed to help him, even at the lowest dose of .1mg. But after a few days the anxiety was creeping back. Which each increase the Clonidine seemed to help but then backed off or fluctuated. Some times he would be completely relaxed on a drive to a location but freak out on the way home, or reversed. Currently we are at .25mg and initially it seemed to go the same. Some good trips, some bad.
But the last several days have been miraculous. These last days Vito has been given the pills twice a day since he had to come with me at work all day and then to the obedience club in the evening. They were very long days and while he still isn't doing great at work he has done worse in the past. But for the car rides Vito has been very calm! His eyes even seem heavy like he wants to sleep but can't, and Vito is even eating treats in the car now.
Vito panic attacks not even a month ago:
The new calm Vito: