Bruiser the Chihuahua; I worked on a little Chi that could put no weight on his right front paw, due to cervical/shoulder pain. He was off his food, didn’t want to play, shook unless carried. After X-Rays showed nothing broken, the veterinarian wanted to put him on pain meds. When Bruiser arrived with his adoring human, Amanda, I assessed and let her know we’d most likely need 4-5 weekly sessions to see full results, then get him on a monthly or quarterly maintenance plan, depending upon how he accepts treatment. Amanda stated Bruiser always shook unless being carried, this was not new behavior for him. 30 minutes into the treatment, Bruiser stopped shaking. Then he put weight on that bad leg. At home, he played with his friends, jumped around, ate all his food, happy again! Amanda was shocked it took just one treatment to see all this as a result. We did a couple of follow-ups and he should have quarterly maintenance sessions to maintain himself, but as Amanda acted quickly (Bruiser had just been limping around a few weeks) the results were more ‘magical’.
Bucket – Couldn’t ‘Go’ 72 hours. Bucket was a sweet elder with severe back end mobility issues. Working on his hind end would require months of therapy to resolve and help him walk again. Meantime, as we worked on his whole body, his person was concerned about him not going. This is typical whenever there are mobility issues because movement is life! Movement helps the body detox properly, so whenever we cannot move well, get our exercise and fresh air, we block up. I worked the acupoint protocols for intestinal issues and within a few minutes, the boy was getting squirmy. We took him to the yard and he went!
Rose The Husky – This lady is 14. A year ago, the veterinarian suggested the family put her down, it was time. Her hind end was failing her and she was on all accounts, miserable. The gabepentin just flattened her out. She had been seeing me weekly 7 months when she had her annual checkup. I saved a copy! ‘Rose is doing absolutely fantastic!!! The Gabepentin is doing it’s job!!!’ Rose’s bloodwork was great, the girl is on Dr. Harveys supplements and the Gabepentin? She’s been off of that for months now!
Sir Winston The Pug – This boy is 14. After his first appointment with me, I looked up how long Pugs typically live (12-14) because this little one did not seem happy at all, was glazed over in his look, stutter walked with a really bad limp on his back left leg. Winston could only lay down to sleep in one position and did not sleep soundly. His nose was all crusted over as well. Amazingly, I found that Winston had also been on Science Diet his whole life. We set about gradually changing that to Dr. Harveys holistic. His person, Josie, really wanted more time with him longer. Referred to me by his acupuncturist, Lisa Molidor, to help with that back leg muscle atrophy, we set to work. Josie saw improvements after the very first visit but Winston had a long way to go. ANMR, Light therapy, Vibration therapy, Massage and acupressure treatments every week. Each session brought more goodness and relief for Winston. I used a cream on his nose and his crust that Josie had tried everything for cleared up. 5 months into regular thereapy had Winston playing with toys again, hiking his leg to pee, chasing squirels, laying down in any position he wanted, sleeping soundly and dropping a bit of weight. Where he would just lay there eyes glazed over, he will now look at you, very animatedly, demand treats and cock his head and really communicate. His acupuncturist wrote on his recent chart ‘Exceedingly mobile!’