Pet Spotlight! Abbe

This is a great example of what acupuncture can do for your pet! Abbe suffered from nerve damage about 4 months ago that caused her to walk on the top of the back left paw. As a last effort to help Abbe, her owners contacted me to try acupuncture. I agreed to start treatment on her. Only a few days after her first treatment she started walking on her paw again. How amazing is that! I love being able to help pets in this way. Check out her before and after videos.

Does chronic pain have your pet feeling down!

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Many pets live their lives in physical pain every day.   They suffer from conditions such as hip dysplasia,  degenerative joint disease, and ligament damage.  In many cases, surgery can be done to repair some issues, but not every pet is a good candidate for surgery.   Pain medications such as NSAIDs and opioids can be given to manage the pain, but is not always the best solution for long term management..    

This is where acupuncture comes in. Acupuncture is one tool that can be used to drastically reduce or eliminate the need for those pain medications.  It can effectively managing chronic pain by stimulating the body to produce its own form of pain control, resolve inflammation, and encourage healing.

If your pet is suffering with chronic pain don’t hesitate to contact me for more information or to book an appointment. I would be honored to help your pet.

Pet Spotlight! The Story of Goya

Goya was diagnosed with Cancer.  His owners decided to turn to Acupuncture to help him with his disease.

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Goya is a wonderful 12-year-old male pit bull terrier.   He is the happiest and sweetest boy ever!    Goya has been my patient for years.  Before he was my patient he was diagnosed with cutaneous Hemagiosarcoma that has been managed by surgically removing the masses as they develop.  

In January I saw him and noticed that his lymph nodes had become significantly enlarged, and unfortunately, after doing a needle biopsy on the lymph nodes my worst fear became true.   Goya was diagnosed with multicentric lymphoma.   

Lymphoma describes a group of cancers that are derived from a type of white blood cell called lymphocytes.   The term multi-centric lymphoma refers to lymphoma that shows up initially in the lymph nodes.  With chemotherapy treatment, the median survival time is 6-12 months, and a small percentage of cases can live up to 2 years.   Without any treatment, the average survival time is 4-6 weeks, but with prednisone treatment alone 50% of patients can survive 2-4 months.  

After his diagnosis, he was put on prednisone for therapy.   Goya’s owners decided that they didn’t want to put him through extensive chemotherapy and wanted a more holistic approach, so we started doing acupuncture treatments in April.   

It has been my experience working with dogs with multi-centric lymphoma, that without chemotherapy they waste away over a period of a few months until they die or are euthanized. It has been 8 months since Goya’s diagnosis.   In addition to the acupuncture treatments, he was placed on herbal supplements and has had some dietary adjustments that include adding in some fresh foods to help nourish his body better. He has responded amazingly well!  Not only is he still surviving, but he is stronger than ever!  His lymph nodes have all shrunken down to almost normal size. He is so full of energy every time I see him.  He has surpassed his expected survival time.  

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I am very proud to be Goya’s doctor, and to see him continue to thrive.  We know that eventually the cancer will take its toll, but until then we will continue to keep Goya as strong and happy as possible.  Seeing how well he has responded to treatment, is why I am in this profession and why I began practicing Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine.  I can give my patients other non-conventional options for treatment.

If there is a similar situation that is going on with your pet,  Chinese medicine is a very powerful tool!   Not only can it help extend the time you have to spend with your beloved pet,  It can allow the last days of life to be as comfortable and pain free as possible.   

If you have any questions about this,  don’t hesitate to reach out.  

God Bless, 

Dr. Tierra K. Hawley

Now Accepting Appointments!

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting appointments starting November 30th.   Please feel free to contact us to schedule an appointment now.   You can do this by phone,  or fill out the appointment request form on our website.   We are also glad to answer any questions you may have about the services we offer, so don't hesitate to reach out to us.    We are thrilled to have the opportunity to provide health care for your pets!
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"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." - Anatole France

Breaking in my new Electroacupuncture Machine

Electrical Acupuncture on this little guy, Dende,  He's enjoying a nice nap during his treatment.  

Electrical acupunture involves the application of electrical stimulation directly to acupuncture points. This is performed by attaching leads connected to an electroacupuncture machine to needles that are already in place. An appropriate setting on the machine will be used depending on the condition being treated, resulting in continuous stimulation without pain.    The primary advantage of using this technique is fewer and/or less frequent treatments are required due to the increased effectiveness of each treatment.    Electroacupuncture is used for a variety of conditions, including pain relief and internal medicine disorders, and paresis/paralysis.

Electrical acupunture involves the application of electrical stimulation directly to acupuncture points. This is performed by attaching leads connected to an electroacupuncture machine to needles that are already in place. An appropriate setting on the machine will be used depending on the condition being treated, resulting in continuous stimulation without pain.  

The primary advantage of using this technique is fewer and/or less frequent treatments are required due to the increased effectiveness of each treatment.  

Electroacupuncture is used for a variety of conditions, including pain relief and internal medicine disorders, and paresis/paralysis.

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