“We’ve got to get help for this dog or she’s going to kill herself,” Jason G. said to his wife Michelle when the couple returned home one evening to find Denbigh, their 7½-year-old English Springer Spaniel, barking, banged up, covered with slobber, and peering wild-eyed through the bent wires of her crate.
Denbigh’s anxiety attacks went on for a year and a half, from the time she was 7. After trying what seemed like everything Western medicine had to offer, Michelle called Chris Bessent, DVM, a holistic veterinarian with Herbsmith Inc. in Oconomowoc, Wis. Her protocol included Chinese herbs, which likely saved Denbigh’s life.
Want to read the full story? Check out the Natural Dog flipside of DOG FANCY’s February 2009 issue.