I've had this knot in my stomach all week knowing I'd have to leave the cracker and the criminal at Bernard's doggie spa and camp this week. Bernard was fairly exhausted by Loki's crackery on the last stay. There are so many great things about Loki, like how gentle he is even with the most bossy, dominant little doggies. But his own anxiety of being away from me in a strange location is over the top. So for over a month now, he's been back on his Chineese herbs, Shen Calmer. I ordered some from my vet in the States and I also found a source here in Europe that will sell direct to a customer.
As his handler, I can see that the Shen Calmer takes enough of the edge off his most fearful situations so that he can at least focus on me and a reward rather than the source of his anxiety. Even if it takes a handful of hamburger. But the average person handling him would never see that difference. So I'm not holding out great hope that it will control his constant crying when he's at Bernard's. This may be his last stay at Bernard's. Cross your paws that it's not. Because Bernard is pretty awesome. But I wouldn't blame him if he couldn't take another day of Loki's yipping.