Liefie and Natasja
"I have been struggling for many months with the anxiety and hyper-sensitivity of my border collie puppy, who came to me with a poor start in life. I'd already been working with a highly qualified behaviourist, but she had actively made contact with my Veterinary Practice to discuss alternatives, as my dog's extreme anxiety was stopping her from being able to engage in learning the right behaviours and learn to manage her anxieties. It was a make or break time. And whilst there was medication that could be prescribed for my pup, as she was still relatively young, this was not a solution any of us wanted to go down to.
It was at this point that Amy at PinPoint Veterinary Care became involved - she came highly recommended by my local vet. And she didn't disappoint. Amy started with a detailed assessment of my pup from a Chinese Medicine perspective. She then discussed a number of Chinese herbal formulas with me and what benefit she felt each may bring. We decided to start off with the gentlest formula - with the aim of starting to balance out deficiencies (from a Chinese Medicine perspective). It was easy to administer, as it comes in powdered form, and I mix it into a nice blob of yoghurt (which my pup loves) twice a day. I tried a little myself and it really didn't taste unpleasant.
We started to see positive benefit after a good week, and over time it has really made a difference to my dog's sense of calm. Her emotional 'bucket' appears more manageable and isn't in a 'permanent overflowing' state anymore the majority of the time (note: it was combined with a behavioural approach to avoiding trigger situations).
After a couple of months, we had a review with Amy. She asked me for my thoughts around how my pup was doing and then Amy re-assessed her - once again in detail - and in a very calm and quiet way, which my pup considered positive attention.
As there had been some changes to my pup's behaviour (probably aspects we hadn't been able to see before due to her high anxiety), we agreed to add in a stronger formula that focused on particular area. I can tell you the changes have been great - to the point that people who haven't seen my pup for some time (and she's only 11 months' old) notice how calm she is.
It's turned an unmanageable situation at home with my pup (I had contacted a rescue organisation already re rehoming) into an absolute pleasure to have her around the house. Sure - she still has some anxieties. But with Amy's help, and avoiding as many of the triggers as possible, I believe I have a solution that will help my pup to learn and manage her anxieties so that hopefully at some point in the future she won't need that support anymore (we're not there yet!!).
I would therefore strongly recommend Amy at Pinpoint Vet Care. She is extremely bright, very open, hugely personable, honest and will really be committed to working with you and your pet to resolve their physical and/or mental instabilities - either through the use of more traditional physiotherapy techniques or through the use of alternative medicine (such as acupuncture or Chinese herbal medicine). I believe you won't regret it! Natasja and Liefie - Salisbury"
Chilli and Sarah
“Amy was introduced to me as my spaniel has lumbosacral disease of his spine. I was very sceptical at first as I did not think that acupuncture would have much effect on his condition. He was walking like a crab and having issue getting in and out of the car, also struggling to get comfortable even with western medicine.
Amy has been treating Chilli for 3 years now and his quality of life has hugely improved and he is able to enjoy life much more with his partner in crime. He has acupuncture, laser therapy and physiotherapy.
He also has separation anxiety and has had herbal treatment to help with this and it has made a huge difference”.
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