My dog has separation anxiety. This issue has been going on for three years and I have refused to medicate her. I rescued her from a puppy mill and I have never been able to crate her. It literally is the most heart wrenching thing I have ever seen when I tried to crate her at first. I was afraid she was going to hurt or kill herself.
Well it seems over the past few months that she has just gotten worse and worse. I have taken her to behavioral therapy, I even tried taking her to a canine and equine massage therapist and to yoga classes! I swear I have tried EVERYTHING and nothing helps.
My neighbor has been super patient and nice but I know that my dog has disturbed her and today I came home and she had ripped a square out of my carpet like she had tried to dig under the door. I seriously do not know what else to do. My vet has been telling me to put her on alprazolam for 2 yrs and I havent, but at this point I feel like I am doing her a disservice. I am afraid she is going to hurt herself and I feel so incredibly guilty that she is so upset when I leave her. I have a dachsund as well, so having another dog does not help her either.
Any advice would be much appreciated. I live all alone right now, I just went back to school so I can not send her to doggy day care or anything bc of $$ and I am just super frustrated and sad right now.
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