Dear Doug

We thank you and Keira wholeheartedly for attending Tara’s home for her last treatment. We like to think that everything we did for her was for her comfort and not our convenience, which is why we asked you to come to her. As much as she received loving care at the surgery, going to it was a distressing and anxious time for her – hence the little sweaty paw marks on the examination bench. She could be a feisty and difficulty patient for you and the staff, well deserving her RED FLAG status! But we are sure you all understood it just to be her reaction to an alien environment. She mellowed in her later years, which would have been her understanding she was in caring hands. There is absolutely no doubt in our mind that her longevity was due in large measure to your brilliant idea of the Prednisolone paste treatment. She didn’t like the taste but we have no doubt she would have liked the fact that her vomiting episodes were pushed from every two or three days to every two or three months. In fact, we think she could make that connection between having the paste and her subsequent wellness. When administering the paste to Tara, not once did she hiss, claw or struggle – she was an angel. You and your team deserve the awards you have received for how you conduct your care of animals. We have said to each other on many occasions that we were blessed to find our way to your surgery. We are sure Tara would have concurred with that view.

Thank you all so very much.