He spent the better part of eight weeks in his crate when I got him because he was going through heartworm treatment.
pLaurent wrote:Drooling very often means anxiety.He spent the better part of eight weeks in his crate when I got him because he was going through heartworm treatment.
Why would he be crated for 8 weeks for HW treatment? Just curious....
That could very well be the source of his anxiety. He goes in his crate and doesn't know when he'll ever get out.
Vets usually want a HW patient to be kept very calm and spend most of their time resting,
or can you put an xpen or baby gate in a room and give him the entire room???
Maryellen wrote:yep, anxiety. i just had a pup here that drooled like a spicket and shredded everything in her crate.. total anxiety... instead of a crate, can you put him in a large xpen with a top on it? this way its larger than a crate but not a crate.. or can you put an xpen or baby gate in a room and give him the entire room???
mnp13 wrote:Ruby was a crate drooler due to serious SA, we did everything we could think of to calm her down. We finally went to melatonin and benedryl. 2 melatonin twoce a day, and benedryl 20 minutes before being crated. It took about a week to see the improvement, we kept her on it for about 3 months and then weaned her off. We had no problems for about a year, then things got bad again so we started up again. Now she only needs the benedryl when she is crated at someone else's house, she's fine at mine.
Give it a try, it can't hurt the dog and actually makes them happier about life in the long run.
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