It's been a good week for Hachi. By the start of the week, he was finally over the vet appointment from a week earlier. He returned to being playful and mischievous.
We met with his behavioral vet one week ago, and we all agreed that it was time to try a bump up in his Paxil dose. We started that last week, and no bad side effects have emerged yet. We are on the lookout for any signs that it causes increased aggression. You may remember that his previous med (dog prozac) had that bad side effect, especially at higher doses.
He and I did a solo hike one evening. In the past, he's been very very nervous when we don't have either half of the Duo with us. He wasn't at all nervous this week!!!! The Runner has been taking Hachi out on the trails by himself almost daily, and it seems that he has a newfound confidence. I love breakthroughs!
With me and the Runner, Hachi is so loyal, affectionate, sweet, and playful. I love when I have one-on-one time with him.