My 6-yr-old St. Bernard, Olympia, was diagnosed on Thursday w/larngeal collapse and we were told the only help was a permanent trach.
After researching this site and others, I read about Doxepin. My vet prescribed it that night (Olympia was also on a sedative and prednisone)…by Saturday I had reduced the pred and eliminated the sedative (something was giving her awful diarrhea) and by Monday she was breathing almost normally, sleeping a lot, but getting up, going outside, wagging her tail and demanding attention!
She is not 100 percent her old self, but she’s very far from death’s door, which is where she stood on Thursday. I think this drug is a miracle!
Anyway, I have not been able to find any information about the long-term prospects for dogs on doxepin. Will she be sleepy forever? Will it work for a long time?
What is the quality of life for dogs on doxepin?
Thanks for any help!