“We can’t say enough about Anne Luther and her staff at the Sarasota Animal Medical Center in Sarasota. Willie, our much loved Bichon Frise, was first treated for severe spinal arthritis by Dr. Luther. He was struggling to walk and was in obvious pain. We came to her for an alternative medical regimen, hoping a holistic approach could bring Willie relief without the unpleasant side effects sometimes experienced with drugs typically prescribed for this debilitating condition.
Dr. Luther started Willie on a regimen of weekly acupuncture and a new combination of meds, most of Chinese origin. We put our faith in her hands and hoped for the best.
From the beginning, we felt reassured and comfortable with the treatment plan. But most important, Willie felt comfortable. Maybe it was the rugs on the floor and cushy doggie bed, so that during acupuncture he could relax and rest in bed, cuddle on our laps, or nibble a doggy biscuit from the bowl. But his long-time fear of going to the doctor disappeared. Must have seemed like a home away from home for him. Kind of nice for all of us, really.
And every week, things just got better.
After only 2 sessions, we noticed that Willie was walking more easily. After 3 weeks, he no longer winced when we lifted him into our arms. And after 6 weeks of treatment, we had our dog back.”
– Linda & David Signori and “Willie”