Jack is a handsome 5-year-old chocolate Labrador that came to us with an immensely swollen leg and a defeated spirit. Diagnosed with what seemed to be a black widow spider bite on his rear leg, Jack was referred to us for hyperbaric oxygen treatment to reduce swelling. After just a few treatments, Jack began feeling better and significant improvements were seen as the swelling began to go down. By the end of Jack’s treatments, he went from a lethargic and depressed Labrador to a healthy and energetic one. He bounded into Holistic Vet Care for a recheck from Dr. Richter and was like a completely brand new dog. His owner was very grateful for his improvements and continues to send us updates.
Athena is a gorgeous husky mix that was becoming highly anemic due to the side effects of a large number of medications she was given to treat an autoimmune disorder. While she never lost her spunk or her love for treats, she began to experience the negative side effects of her anemic reaction. After several treatments in our hyperbaric chamber, Athena not only felt better but was less anemic and we were able to successfully reduce her prescription dosages. Athena was a staff favorite because of her beautiful coat and her sweet nature. Her parents were amazed by the improvements they saw and she continues to thrive.
Last August (2012) Jeff and I (Sherri) excitedly moved to the Bay Area, for his dream job and my happy retirement. We did not ship, nor fly, our beloved elderly dogs to California. Instead, we left them in good care and waited until we could drive them across the country during the Christmas holiday. Gizmo, a Pekingese, is now 15. Simon, a Shi-Tzu, is 13. They have the normal aging concerns and I researched the Bay area to find (what I KNEW was here somewhere) a Vet that was forward-thinking and used integrative means to treat. HolyCowHolyMoses!!!!! When I found Holistic Vet Care and Dr. Richter, it was so much more than I’d hoped for.
Boomer, my 9-year-old Standard Poodle had been diagnosed with Chronic Hepatitis about four years ago. His liver was enlarged, making him uncomfortable and listless. He was no longer his usual, playful self, and his liver enzymes were extremely elevated. I realized at this point, that traditional “Western” medicine modalities were not helping my poor baby.
I really had no idea what to expect when I took Boomer to see Dr. Richter. I just figured it couldn’t hurt, and hopefully, it would help. Dr. Richter and his staff made us feel…
“Our 11-year-old lab (Chief) was completely crippled and unable to walk at all when we returned from a trip last summer. We truly believed he would not make it through the week when we came to Holistic for a last-ditch effort. Beth and her crew were so great! We took their advice and between the acupuncture, the meds, the therapeutic swims and the expert TLC, Chief is like a new dog! I heartily recommend to anyone that, if their animal is hurting, give them a try and you will add years of healthful enjoyment to their life!”