So I spent a couple hours planning things out this morning, and I have compiled the following list of things I need to have, provided everything turns out ok at the vet:
food and water bowl
travel crate for car
leashes (getting a buddy system)
sleeping pad for crate
I really don’t intend to turn this into a stimulus package, so I am going to use one of my parents crates that they used for G&G. Is that ok? Or should I just break down and spend the money on a new one that has no scent?
Regarding feeding, what is the best way to feed a dog? Twice a day? Once a day? Should I feed her in her crate? Or should it be in the pantry with
fatbody’s Tunch’s food and water machine?
Also, I checked Barnes and Nobles for books dealing with dogs with anxiety issues, and I really could not find very much. I did find these two books that looked worthwhile, but did not deal specifically with animals that have anxiety issues: the first was The Dog Listener by Jan Fennell, and the second was How to Be Your Dog’s Best Friend by the Monks of New Skete. Of the hundreds of books there, those looked to be the best. Any thoughts on that?
Finally, I’m thinking about trying the Comfort Zone thing out. It is relatively inexpensive, and if I use it in the same room as her night crate, it might help. Or is this a load of nonsense? And if it does work, do I risk creating a situation where I have to have the damned thing and she becomes addicted to it? If it works and I can just use it for the short term until she is more stable, that would be worth it, but I really do not want to have to spend the next ten years buying this crap.