Our dog Max is a 13 year old Cocker Spaniel that has been introduced to Eastern Medicine! Please read on…
After a long and debilitating course of antibiotics, various medications, and a very grim diagnosis that was given to Max by his previous Veterinarian, I knew that I had to do everything possible to help my sweet dog. At my sister-in-law’s recommendation, I sought out Dr. Weiss and the Airport Veterinary Center. She had spoke very highly of him, as he treated their precious dog Jack, for many years.
Our first visit was a surprise, we brought him there not knowing what to expect, and thinking what could possibly be different then what we had already been told, or better yet, what has always been the traditional “Western” medicine treatment. (Max was in very poor health, he was being treated for Liver Disease, his paw’s were deteriorating, they were hard and sloughing off, his nose was cracked, he was at most times lethargic, not wanting to eat. I had been bringing him to his previous Vet 1 to 2 times a week.) Dr. Weiss listened to what I had described, all of what Max had been experiencing, his symptoms, his treatments, etc. Then, he examined him…first by feeling his pulse in his hind “groin” leg area and looking at his tongue color (and many other observations that we were not aware of). Then he proceeded to tell us about two different types of treatments, our most commonly known, “Western Medicine” and what we do not commonly know (here in the West)….”Eastern Medicine”. Dr. Weiss is a gentle, compassionate person, with a “quick wit”…the education that he provided us with regarding “Eastern Medicine” was informative and, though we were unsure of acupuncture, diet and herbal treatment , we trusted him. He went on to show us a chart of “classifications” as we described Max’s behavior, personality type, etc. when he was healthy. After the information was given, the exam almost complete, he then took Max’s blood, waiting until the end of the visit so that he did not make him uncomfortable. That in itself, made me feel so comfortable, that Dr. had taken into consideration how important it is to have his patients trust and feel secure with him.
We worked on Max’s diet making sure to have him eating what “fits” his Eastern Classification of “Wood”, we set up his acupuncture treatments, that were for treating the liver, and other aspects of his diagnosis. Then he started Max on a Herbal Supplements.
Working over the course of a 4 month period, we saw Max IMPROVE! Though,he was battling infections that he had when we first brought him to Dr. Weiss (skin irritations and an ear infection ) but we did NOT go with the regular course of antibiotics, as Dr. Weiss knew how sensitive he was to them.
Max started to have more energy and was finally alert! First, it was little, subtle changes…he would gain weight, his eyes became brighter, his tongue color changed. I was continually logging/charting his herb’s, taking note of his food intake and his daily habits. At mid-point through his treatment, Dr. Weiss had to anesthetize him and preform a debridement of Max’s feet in order to remove the dead skin. Then we had to hydrate him intravenously. All along, Dr. Weiss worked on adding and removing his Herbal Supplements finding the correct balance that has helped Max’s feet. Dr. Weiss also prescribed a Urea Cream for topical application to his pads.
Max continued on his “Journey” with little steps, becoming a totally different dog. . He has just completed his four month course of Acupuncture. Dr. Weiss was meticulous in his administration, Max was so patient and co-operative, and I believe it was because of his treatment by the Dr. and Stephanie his assistant. (She too, is a wonderful caring individual whom Max is always happy to see! She welcomes everyone as they walk through the door…she is basically Dr. Weiss’ “right and left hand”, haha! )
I truly believe, with the compassion, help and determination that Dr. Weiss has given to Max…the combination of acupuncture, diet, herbal supplements, and of course the Dr.s knowledge of “Eastern” medicine, these have all helped him heal. His paws are are almost 100% healthy! He is eating, his eyes are bright, he is happy, calm and so loved!! We will continue to seek treatment, as needed with Dr. Weiss, Stephanie and the Airport Veterinary Center, as I highly recommend to all who love their animals.
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