Max at a recent consult greeted Dr Tracey in a friendly way and was so relaxed. Max interacted with Tracey during the consult and he was the best we have seen him
Max 6 years old, has been a patient since 2015. Max has an anxiety disorder with a problem list including reactivity towards unfamiliar people and dogs, and hyperarousal in certain situations
With anti anxiety medication, careful management and behaviour modification, Max now enjoys camping trips and being with his owners. His owners have done such a great job with Max
Congratulations Max 🐾
Stunning Nylah is a 5 year old Domestic Short haired cat.
Why pet of the month?
Nylah can walk up to a stranger and smooch, remain calm without running off or scratching her owners, and has become a confident and loving cat.....even a little show off.
Seven months ago, Nylah was anxious about everything and quite aggressive towards her owner and other family cat. Nylah was also fearful of unfamiliar people and objects and loud noises and would run away and hide.
Well done Nylah and her owners
"thank you, she absolutely loves the toys (as does her brother!)
Pet of the month for July 2019
Gorgeous Patch is a 2.5 year old 'special edition' American staffy who has been a patient for 14 months.
Why pet of the month?
Because she is making great progress, despite a slight setback due to a thunder storm.
Patch is going well overall and is trying really hard
Her owner Wendy is just so adaptable to suggestions regarding Patch and is doing a wonderful job.
Well done Patch and Wendy!
A message from Wendy:
" Patch has come along in leaps and bounds. Thank you everyone at AVBS "
Enjoy your goodie bag Patch ❣
Pet of the month for June
Trev's story and progress is amazing in such a short space of time.
Trev is 4.5 year old Greyhound who was adopted at 2 years of age. He first presented at AVBS in November 2019. He was referred due to injuries resulting from his panic attacks. He had one episode where he pulled a heavy iron gate off its rollers with his teeth, another where he has chewed window frames. The final attempt before our initial visit resulted in poor Trev having lacerations on 3 legs, bruising over his chest and grazes over his tummy. Trev was at the point where he avoided going outside altogether, and spent the majority of his day 'shut down' and hiding in his owners bedroom. We established that Trev had a phobia of the backyard - he avoided it at all costs, and if alone in the backyard did anything to escape from it, to the point of hurting himself.
Having a dog like Trev experiencing these types of severe panic attacks is so stressful, but most of all it became such a poor quality of life for Trev.
Six months later, Trev visited us in the clinic and brought a massive smile to all of our faces. When Dr Tracey greeted him in reception - he was 'happy' and not the 'shut down' dog we saw 6 months ago. He even did a couple of zoomies in the reception in excitement! If anyone has ever seen a lanky greyhound doing zoomies - well it will put a smile on anyone's face