Acupuncture For Pets

Dr Liz Fernandez DVM, CVA

Lynne D

Dr. Liz and the wisdom and comfort she calmly provides has truly been a blessing in my life and the lives of my pets. She is highly skilled and compassionate. Dr. Liz has provided acupuncture and medicinal assistance to my beloved German Shepherd Blitz and my Maine Coon cat, Merlin. Merlin peacefully passed away recently and once again, Dr. Liz was right there to provide her support during that difficult time. My German Shepherd is over 11 years old and has some spinal arthritis, as well as hip dysplasia. There is no doubt in my mind that these treatments, combined with the supplements Dr. Liz recommended and traditional veterinary medications have allowed him a longer and more comfortable life. He is so relaxed during his acupuncture treatments, that he goes to sleep. I have never had acupuncture but have quickly realized the value of this treatment. To have a dedicated practitioner willing to come to your home to treat your pets in a place that is comfortable for them has been a wonderful experience for all of us.

The Johnston Family

"We are eternally grateful to Dr. Fernandez for the care she provided to our beloved Yellow Lab, Flashy. Flashy was undergoing chemotherapy for an aggressive mast cell tumor. During Flashy's chemotherapy treatments she displayed lethargic behavior and experienced a loss of appetite. Dr. Fernandez performed several acupuncture treatments and put her on an herbal regimen. The acupuncture and herbs rejuvinated Flashy and restored her appetite, making her more comfortable and at peace during her final days with us."

Reverend Maggie Urpin

"Approximately 8 months ago, my female Lab/Chow mix, Heide, was diagnosed with skin cancer. Her skin was flaking and no matter what I tried, I couldn't get rid of it. I finally took her to a dermatologist, who took a biopsy and found cancer. Her suggestion was to put her on Lomustine (a chemotherapy drug) and she told me that Heide would probably only have a few short, uncomfortable months to live.
At that time I turned to my friend Dr Liz and she immediately changed Heidi's diet to one of fish, carrots, and garlic, (which she loves by the way). She then started a regimen of acupuncture and Chinese herbs to help improve her life. Needless to say, it all worked beautifully. Dr Liz comes in every other week and does acupuncture and Heide acts like a puppy again. She is thriving and the cancer is in check.
I'd like to take a moment to talk about Dr Liz. She's one of those rare people that radiates love and compassion. The animals love her and know that their unconditional love is returned. For example, I have another Lab and he hides when anyone comes into the house. The first time Dr. Liz walked into my house, he immediately walked over to her and nuzzled her hand to be pet; that spoke volumes to me. Her presence is one of calm and peace. She does everything she can to help her patients. She has integrity and a passion for her work that is rare these days. I trust her with the care of my dogs.
I thank God daily for having Dr Liz in my life."

Pedro (My Mom is Corey and my sister is Frances)

"Hi, my name is Pedro. I am a very cute 10-pound Chihuahua. I don’t remember much of my life before the night I got out of my yard and got lost. Then I was hit by a car and taken to the local emergency clinic for care. They told me I had a broken pelvis. All I know is that I hurt and could not walk. My people never came to get me so I went to the local shelter. Lucky for me I was adopted by one of the nice nurses who took care of me at the emergency clinic. Also lucky for me, one of the doctors working there was Dr. Fernandez. She really worked some magic with those tiny needles. The needles hurt just a little going in but then I really liked the feeling when she turned on the electroacupuncture. I would just take a deep breath and go to sleep. After every treatment I felt a lot better. I could walk better and was less painful. After about 5 treatments I thought I could jump from tall buildings but my new Mom said NO. She did let me finally go hiking with the big dogs. She thought she would have to carry me but I had no intention of being carried. I ran rings around all those big dogs!! I have a great life now and I owe a big thanks to Dr. Fernandez for all her knowledge and dedication."

Corey

"Frances is about a 7 year old Dobe. I was blessed when I was able to adopt her about 4 years ago. Last fall she had her spleen removed because it had a cancerous tumor on it. I was devastated emotionally, but Frances has been incredibly strong. She began a very rigorous chemotherapy regimen a week after her surgery. Dr. Fernandez began acupuncture treatments at the same time. (Her nausea from the chemo was dramatically improved after each acupuncture treatment.) This combination, I am convinced, gave her the best fighting chance of living cancer-free while balancing the harsh effects of the toxins she was receiving. It has been almost a year and Frances is doing great. Dr. Fernandez’ expertise and devotion was committed to Frances beyond her three months of chemotherapy. Above all expectations, was her kindness with me and understanding the emotions that come into play with making tough choices for the ones we love. I am grateful for the extended quality time I am having with my favorite girl."

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