Miel is approximately 6 years old and was surrendered to a local veterinary practice after an accident at home that left her with permanent nerve damage in her rear legs. At that time she needed to wear specially adapted boots or braces to help her walk properly. Miel also has some behavioral insecurities that we’ve found and probably were the reason for the accident. She doesn’t like people coming and going through doors, and being in a busy environment stresses her—this has been identified as PTSD from trauma in her past homes. Miel has a long journey ahead of her with us as she continues to heal both medically and behaviorally.
Miel has gone through a rough patch as we weaned her off one behavior medication, and started another based on the recommendations in her latest behavior consultation. Thankfully we are starting to see the benefits of the new medication starting and will be able to begin the training plan that the behaviorist outlined as soon as we feel the medication is at therapeutic levels. Nonetheless, Miel has lately been enjoying going for car rides and exploring new low stress locations during this time of transition.