Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Blue Bell, PA
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My Cuzn Anne and her Hav, Lily, are getting ready to move from an apartment to a new house. It's 2 weeks away and, between all the packing boxes piled up in the apartment and the almost nightly thunderstorms, Lily is a wreck. She was an HRI Rescue 2 years ago and is a wonderful, sweet dog -- except when she's anxious -- and then she is inconsolable! Now she is anxious 24/7!! Anne has taken her to the vet 3 times now. She's got the thunderstorm freak-outs, bloody stools and general miserables. The vet has prescribed Xanax and a natural calming med -- and is considering Prozac when today's blood work comes back.
I offered to take Lily in with us for awhile. Anne agreed and will be dropping her off next Tuesday. I can't stop the thunderstorms, but I can give xanax and put on her thundershirt. And, Beau is real good at distracting everyone! He doesn't mind the storms. He and Lily get along real well (she was here for 2 months last summer after Anne broke her leg). We can just hope that she will relax a bit in familiar surroundings with "family" around and my "nudge" of a Beau can be with her even if I have to go out for a bit. Then, I'll take Beau and Lily with me when I go to help Anne with the move at the end of the month. Hope we're doing the right thing.
They're not my dogs -- I'm their person