We have had Hydie 11 years this August. She has been a blessing in our lives and friends and family. At the beginning of April, she had a hard time going up and down steps so I had my husband build a ramp. She did pretty good going up and down for a couple of weeks then gave up as she could hardly walk. I took her to our vet on April 14th. He did an exam and X-rays, gave her an injection of dexamethasone and 10mg of prednisone. I gave her the meds as prescribed and took her back to the vet on the 30th. He did an exam and gave her an injection of vetalog and clavamox. I have been carrying her around for 2 weeks. My heart broke as she couldn’t walk at all. I took her for a walk every day in a doggy stroller. I heard about acupuncture for animals and called everyone listed. All were filled up for a month or more. Out of desperation I begged to bring her in to the Wellness Center and got an appointment that week. As soon as I met Dr. Fong, I knew she was in good hands and I had hope. After her first appointment, she was able to walk slowly for a short period of time. After the second treatment, she was walking more and was happier than she had been in a month. After 4 treatments, she ran in to his office. She is walking every day as she used to, to the park and back. A little slower but doing the same distance she always did. We started treatment once a week and now down to once every 3 weeks. I think we are probably done with treatments soon. Thank you Dr. Fong. Hydie and I will miss you.
I’d like to give the highest remarks for Dr. David Fong. He’s been doing holistic treatments, including acupuncture, on my beagle for various problems over the years. We first came to visit him after a nice referral because my dog was having problems with her cruciate ligament (holding up her leg) about a year post-surgery. Dr. Fong performed acupuncture regularly over the course of 6 months or so, with steady improvement along the way. Now, he’s treating her for arthritis using a variety of treatments, including acupuncture and electro-acupuncture. Dr. Fong is truly caring, does an excellent job of explaining all of the alternative courses of treatment, and is honest in his recommendations. I would encourage you to pay Dr. Fong a visit if your animal is experiencing any pain or symptoms. I’m not a person who had ever imagined taking their dog to get acupuncture or holistic treatments, but I can now say that I’m a believer.