Relief for our rescue Border Collie
We rescued a young, male Border Collie who had been on his own for at least 4 -5 months (as tracked thru Facebook by the rescuing organization). Obviously full background information was unavailable, but it was apparent he had spend time with a loving family who taught him obedience and cared for him. Still, by the time we adopted him he also had acquired a number of anxiety issues. He had been returned twice to the shelter and they indicated that if he did not work out in our home - if his anxieties were too severe and complex then he would most likely be humanely euthanized.
In collaboration with our vet, we worked with him for 6 months before we finally opted to try Clomicalm. It was really the last option available. It took 2 weeks for the medication to take full effect. The difference is night and day! We did have to scale the dosage of the pm pill down, but he is finally acting like a well adjusted Border Collie - still full of energy, eager to learn and to please. The vet tech/canine behaviorist at the vet's office was amazed.
Occasionally I will get distracted and forget to give our pup his pill. He knows when it is due! He will start pawing at me and drooling - we administer in peanut butter and he is asking for the treat as much as wanting to calm down.
This is an expensive option and will limit us from being able to add to our four-footed family, but we are pleased with the outcome. Clomicalm works for our pup!
by Forevermom on 06/11/2016