RECOMMENDED FOR DOGS AND PUPPIES OF ALL BREEDS, AGES AND SIZES!
Available in 40ct Containers
The most common TCA’s that are prescribed for dogs are Elavil and Clomicalm. Elavil, which is generically known as amitriptyline is used to treat anxiety and is considered by most veterinarians as the TCA with the least amount of side effects. The side effects associated with amitriptyline are a sedative effect and dry mouth. Most veterinarians prescribe amitriptyline for dogs with moderate or mild anxiety disorders. The drug Clomipramine, is the generic name for Clomicalm. Clomicalm has been shown to be an effective treatment for compulsive disorders in addition to its primary treatment of separation anxiety. A dangerous consequence associated with using TCA’s in treating dogs is bone marrow suppression.
Bone marrow suppression also known as myelosuppression which is a diminished production of leukocyte cells. The leukocyte cells are responsible for transporting oxygen and thrombocytes, which are in charge of controlling blood clotting. Since bone marrow is building center of blood cells, suppression leads to lower output of blood cells. This condition is serious and can lead to death since the body is unable to generate leukocytes, which are critical when battling viruses and bacteria.