In early January, Stacey’s beloved miniature dachshund named Bella suffered a ruptured disc while they were visiting family in rural Pennsylvania. It was a Sunday, but Stacey immediately called Bella’s veterinarian, Dr. Jamie Molinelli of Eastern Animal Hospital in Baltimore.
“With [Dr. Molinelli’s] advice we traveled to PennVet in Philly and they performed immediate surgery at midnight,” Stacey said. “They were great and Dr. Molinelli collaborated with them through every step.”
But Bella’s troubles didn’t end in Philadelphia. In fact, Bella was paralyzed and fully incontinent. Stacey thought Bella would never walk again, and prepared for the worst.
Dr. Molinelli is one of Eastern Animal Hospital’s highly-skilled veterinarians, and she happens to also be a veterinary acupuncturist. To help, Dr. Molinelli suggested that Stacey allow her to try acupuncture on Bella.
“I have to admit, I was skeptical,” Stacey said. “But after each visit she improved.” In fact, Bella was doing so well with her acupuncture treatments, her condition had already improved by the time she was finally able to start physical therapy!
Dr. Molinelli feels that Western and Eastern medicine shouldn’t compete, but instead, they should complement each other. “Integrating the best of both worlds assures the optimum treatment for your pet,” said Dr. Molinelli.
“I am fully convinced Dr. Molinelli and her acupuncture kept Bella from a paraplegic life,” Stacey said. “We are forever in her debt!”
Our pets mean the world to us, and when they’re in pain or suffering – we’ll try whatever it takes to make our furry companions feel more comfortable. One form of Traditional Chinese Medicine which has been found to help not only people but for pets as well – is acupuncture.
Acupuncture is one of the safest forms of medical treatment for animals when administered by a properly trained veterinarian. For small animals, the insertion of acupuncture needles is virtually painless.
To inquire about veterinary acupuncture, give us a call at 410-633-8808!