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CLOMICALM® Q&A

1. Where can I get CLOMICALM Tablets?

2. What are the signs of separation anxiety?

3. How can I be sure my dog suffers from separation anxiety?

4. Why should separation anxiety be treated?

5. Won't firm discipline help?

6. Will it help if I get another dog?

7. What's the best way to treat separation anxiety?

8. Isn't behavior training difficult?

9. What does the medication do?

10. How soon will I see results?

11. Are CLOMICALM Tablets safe?

12. Is it safe to give CLOMICALM Tablets in conjunction with other animal medicines?

13. Will CLOMICALM Tablets affect my dog's personality?

14. Are there any side effects?

15. Do CLOMICALM Tablets have to be given with a meal?

16. How long will my dog have to stay on the CLOMICALM Plan? Could he experience a relapse?


1. Where can I get CLOMICALM Tablets?

CLOMICALM® (clomipramine hydrochloride) Tablets are available only through your veterinary practice. If you are unable to find a veterinarian in your area who is currently dispensing CLOMICALM Tablets, please call our Customer Service at 1-800-332-2761 and Novartis Animal Health US, Inc. will be happy to help you locate one.

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2. What are the signs of separation anxiety?

Dogs with this disorder are often well behaved when people are around, but when left alone, they become anxious, showing one or more of these signs: destruction (chewing, digging), inappropriate elimination (urinating, defecating), excessive salivation or vocalization (barking, whining). Some dogs exhibit signs when separated from the person or people to whom they are most attached even if other people are around.

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3. How can I be sure my dog suffers from separation anxiety?

If your dog suffers any of the signs of separation anxiety such as barking, inappropriate urination or defecation, or destruction when left alone, it could be because of separation anxiety. An ideal way to help find out is to videotape your dog when you are out. However, there are other disorders and illnesses with similar signs, so schedule a special consultation with your veterinarian if you think your dog has this problem.

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4. Why should separation anxiety be treated?

This disorder causes your dog suffering, because he experiences great distress every time he is separated from the people he loves most. If you ignore the signs of separation anxiety, the disorder could get worse.

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5. Won't firm discipline help?

Absolutely not. Dogs with separation anxiety cannot control their behavior, and should never be punished for it. Verbal reprimands and punishment may actually make your dog more anxious and make the problem worse.

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6. Will it help if I get another dog?

Contrary to popular belief, adding another dog is not usually helpful.

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7. What's the best way to treat separation anxiety?

Now, there is a two-part plan that combines behavior training with a daily medication called CLOMICALM® (clomipramine hydrochloride). The CLOMICALM Plan is proven to be fast and effective in relieving the suffering and helping your dog return to a normal life. CLOMICALM Tablets have been proven safe in clinical and laboratory studies. They've been approved by the FDA,* which means they meet tough standards similar to those required for human medications. The following adverse reactions have been reported: lethargy/depression, elevation in liver enzymes, vomiting, diarrhea, and increased thirst. For full product information, see product label.
*NADA #141-120, Approved by FDA.

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8. Isn't behavior training difficult?

The techniques recommended are simple and easy to follow. For instance, you may be told to ignore your dog before leaving. You should never scold your dog for its actions. Your veterinarian will provide behavior training instructions.

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9. What does the medication do?

Your veterinarian will prescribe a medication called CLOMICALM® (clomipramine hydrochloride). This helps relieve your pet's anxiety and makes it easier for him or her to learn new, positive behaviors. CLOMICALM Tablets have been proven safe in clinical and laboratory studies. They've been approved by the FDA,* which means they meet similar tough standards to those required for human medications. The following adverse reactions have been reported: lethargy/depression, elevation in liver enzymes, vomiting, diarrhea, and increased thirst. For full product information, see product label.
* NADA #141-120, Approved by FDA.

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10. How soon will I see results?

You should notice an improvement within a month or less. CLOMICALM® (clomipramine hydrochloride) Tablets have been proven safe in clinical and laboratory studies. They've been approved by the FDA*, which means they meet tough standards similar to those required for human medications. The following adverse reactions have been reported: lethargy/depression, elevation in liver enzymes, vomiting, diarrhea, and increased thirst. For full product information, see product label.
*NADA #141-120, Approved by FDA.

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11. Are CLOMICALM Tablets safe?

In multiple studies, CLOMICALM® (clomipramine hydrochloride) Tablets have been proven to be well tolerated by dogs. The following adverse reactions have been reported: lethargy/depression, elevation in liver enzymes, vomiting, diarrhea, and increased thirst. For full product information, see product label. CLOMICALM Tablets must be kept out of the reach of children.

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12. Is it safe to give CLOMICALM Tablets in conjunction with other animal medicines?

There are some medicines that should not be used with CLOMICALM® (clomipramine hydrochloride) Tablets. DO NOT use in conjunction with the Preventic®* collar or Anipryl® (selegiline)** tablets. Always consult your veterinarian before giving any medicine to your pet. *Preventic is a registered trademark of Virbac. **Anipryl is a registered trademark of Pfizer.

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13. Will CLOMICALM Tablets affect my dog's personality?

No. CLOMICALM® (clomipramine hydrochloride) Tablets do not alter a dog's personality or memory. They are not a sedative or a tranquilizer. Some dogs act a little sleepy during the first week of treatment, but this is normal and lasts only a short time. For more information, ask your veterinarian. CLOMICALM® Tablets have been proven safe by clinical studies. They've been approved by the FDA*, which means they meet tough standards similar to human medicines. The following adverse reactions have been reported: lethargy/depression, elevation in liver enzymes, vomiting, diarrhea, and increased thirst. For full product information, see product label.

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14. Are there any side effects?

In multiple studies, CLOMICALM® (clomipramine hydrochloride) Tablets have been proven to be well tolerated by dogs. The following adverse reactions have been reported: lethargy/depression, elevation in liver enzymes, vomiting, diarrhea, and increased thirst. Since the most common side effect is vomiting, it may help to give your dog CLOMICALM Tablets with food. CLOMICALM Tablets must be kept out of reach of children. CLOMICALM Tablets have been proven safe by clinical studies. They've been approved by the FDA,* which means they meet tough standards similar to those required for human medications. For full product information, see product label.
*NADA #141-120, Approved by FDA.

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15. Do CLOMICALM Tablets have to be given with a meal?

It is not necessary to give CLOMICALM® (clomipramine hydrochloride) Tablets with food in order for the medication to work; however it may decrease the potential for vomiting.

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16. How long will my dog have to stay on the CLOMICALM Plan? Could he experience a relapse?

The length of treatment varies on a case-by-case basis; please consult your veterinarian. In clinical studies, dogs were treated up to 12 weeks with medication and behavior training. Sometimes a dog may have a relapse, particularly if there have been changes in the family routine, such as moving to a new home or changing your work schedule. CLOMICALM® (clomipramine hydrochloride) Tablets have been proven safe by clinical studies. They've been approved by the FDA*, which means they meet tough standards similar to human medicines. The following adverse reactions have been reported: lethargy/depression, elevation in liver enzymes, vomiting, diarrhea, and increased thirst. For full product information, see product label.
*NADA #141-120, Approved by FDA.

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