-Liane Sperlich, DVM, CVCH
Savannah, a three year old neutered female Labrador, was successfully treated for a behavior disorder using a Chinese herbal formula. The pet’s quality of life was very compromised and did not respond to training methods, medication, or herbal treatment prescribed by the owner. For two years the dog had been exhibiting fear-based reactions around the owners, other people, different situations and other dogs. The behavior was inconsistent and unpredictable, varying from startle reactions, panic, wildly barking and growling, to not recognizing the owners and acting fearful. These behaviors appeared to begin after severe illness as a puppy. The owners remember Savannah as being very loving when first adopted.