With the help of Dr. North and acupuncture, he seems to be pain-free and is living his best dog life
When Kito was 2 years old he jumped from a second-floor balcony to chase ducks. We did not notice any injury right away. After a few months, we saw a steady decline in personality and motility. He no longer wanted to be in the same room with us. He also no longer wanted to go on walks. We started to see Dr. North as our primary veterinarian. We tried to manage pain with medication. This helped but we could tell our poor pup was still having issues. Dr. North recommended acupuncture. I will be the first to say I did not buy into the thought of acupuncture right away. We trusted Dr. North implicitly and we were willing to try anything for Kito. With acupuncture, we started to see Kito’s personality again. Eventually, we had to have a TPLO on one of his knees. We stopped doing acupuncture thinking the problem was solved. 1 1/2 years later the 2nd knee gave out resulting in a 2nd TPLO. At this time Dr. North had transitioned away from our regular vet office to focusing on Eastern Medicine. A year after the 2nd TPLO Kito started to drastically decline. He stopped eating. He could not walk very far in our yard without laying down. We would have to help him stand up. Our primary vet placed Kito on high doses of medication including one that could eventually result in other health issues. We sought out Dr. North again for help and acupuncture. Within 3 months of acupuncture, Kito started running and playing with our other dogs again. After 4 months I took him off all pain meds after consulting with Dr. North. When Kito was 3 I was told he walked like an old man and now at 7 a stranger was surprised with how youthful he acted. Kito had a rough few years in the prime of his life and with the help of Dr. North and acupuncture, he seems to be pain-free and is living his best dog life. Kito loves Dr. North. My husband and I cannot thank her enough for helping our baby.