We’ve been taking our 11-year old Lab, Sassafras, to acupuncture with Dr. Fong for the past 2 years. In that time, we’ve seen a world of difference in her mobility and energy levels! Prior to that, her hip and elbow dysplasia and arthritis made it difficult for her to use stairs and she was constantly slipping on our hardwood floors. Now, she runs (everywhere) around the house and yard, fetches obsessively, and constantly begs to be taken for a swim — pretty much back to her old self. It’s wonderful to see her feeling good and pain-free. We all love Dr. Fong!
I first met Dr. Fong in April 2009 when he began treating my 7 year old Scottish Terrier Skye’s hypothyroidism. The thyroid can be a challenge to regulate but with frequent acupuncture treatments and daily combinations of Chinese herbs, Dr. Fong accomplished that task within a few months. During that time however Skye kept shifting between being energetic and lethargic. The key to resolving that issue was Dr. Fong’s suggestion to add just a small portion of Thyroxin to Skye’s regime. With that addition, Skye’s thyroid stabilized. He continued to receive regular acupuncture, Chinese herbs, the small portion of Thyroxin, and his thyroid remained stable throughout the remainder of his life.
During a 3 months period in 2011, the kidney/liver numbers on Skye’s blood panels were slowly but steadily increasing. An ultra sound scan revealed two masses: one on his liver and one on his bladder. The liver mass was benign but the bladder mass was a Transitional Cell Carcinoma. It was surgically removed but the liver mass was inoperable and I was informed that it would continue to grow larger. Dr. Fong focused his acupuncture and herbal combinations on supporting Skye’s liver function, balancing his whole system, and maintaining his sense of well-being. After his surgery on December 10th, 2011 the western medicine vets involved gave Skye 3 to 6 months until he would have major problems. With Dr. Fong’s skills, knowledge and expertise, Skye lived for 2 years, 3 months and 12 days before the liver mass crowded his other organs to the point where they couldn’t properly function any longer. Skye was consulted, with the aid of my animal communicator friend, and told us that he was done, his work on the planet was finished. Skye was put to sleep on March 22, 2014. He was a very valiant, persistent, and sweet little guy. I’m convinced that he wouldn’t have been able to live that long with a good quality of life without Dr. Fong’s assistance. To Skye, Dr. Fong was the “cookie man.” He couldn’t get to his office fast enough and always kept a close eye on him from the moment we arrived until we walked out the door. Eternal gratitude to you, Dr. Fong!