“As a veterinarian, I see many behavior issues. One of the most frustrating and depressing ones that I see are older dogs who have developed Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome. It’s very heartbreaking when your pet becomes anxious and doesn’t enjoy activities or even seem to recognize you. Recently, my 14.5-year-old pitbull, Jake’s, mental health began to deteriorate rapidly. He was constantly anxious, would pace relentlessly for hours, and showed no interest in activities he loved in the past. Jake has cancer and my fear was that it had metastasized to his brain. I thought I would have to euthanize him because his quality of life was terrible. I refer a fair number of my patients to Dr. Radosta so I gave her a call. She became my hero that day. I was extremely upset and emotional and she showed me such compassion. She understood that I didn’t want to put Jake on any strong medications that could affect his already compromised body. She explained that he was showing signs of cognitive dysfunction and was also exhibiting separation anxiety, which he had a problem with when he was young. She recommended some oral supplements to try and some activities to help regulate his sleep/wake cycle which had become altered. To my amazement, I had my Jake back 10 days after starting the supplements/activities.
I realize that my time with Jake is borrowed as he has a terminal disease. But Dr. Radosta gave me my dog back, even if it is only for a short while. Her recommendations are the reason he is with me right now and we are working daily on fulfilling his “bucket list”. Thank you so much, Dr. Radosta. You have no idea what you did for Jake and me.”