The reason I looked into this avenue was because basically Im at the end of my rope with the behavioral stuff (excessive and loud meowing/crying at nighttime, destructive behavior with household items (chewing on things, ripping things up, play attacking Petunia, which she doesnt like at all, etc) and to be honest I was thinking of surrendering him back to the shelter where I originally got him. I did not however want to do that because when he is quiet and not on a rampage he is a wonderful little guy and I love him to death, wouldnt know what to do without him in my home and especially my life. But its frustrating when he behaves this way and I dont know what to do.
I do know that Barkley is allergic to certain vaccines/medication. He has to be pre-treated and has had two very bad reactions the previous two times he has been taken to have his yearly vaccines. I just want some relief from all this. Even Petunia is starting to display nervous tendencies because she does not know when he will ""snap" and start tearing through the house like a wild man.
I need some sound advice from anyone who may have had a successful experience with using Amitriptyline with their pet or any other solution that might help in curbing his behavior issues. When the vet and I discussed this option it was agreed that it would be tried on a trial basis to see how it effected him and then he would be slowly weened off of it, but so far not so good as Im not sure his little body can handle it. For now, the vet advised that I take Barkley off of it for a few days and then resume the medication but this time only give him a half dose (5mg). This is the first time I have had to resort to using medication to attempt to curb negative behavior.
If you would like you can private message me with your suggestions. Thanks in advance for the help in this matter.