We started taking our 14 and a half year old standard poodle, Chloe, to Dr.Diab for continued acupuncture treatment. Chloe started treatment with another vet in June of last year. Dr. Diab was recommended to us by another vet friend when our original acupuncturist went on maternity leave.
We have only seen Dr. Diab a couple of times but even so we have continued to see Chloe make noticible gains. In June we had faced the possibility that we might need to put her down some time during the summer. She was not able to walk down stairs-even just one small step. She was laying around all the time and some days needed help getting up. I was going outside with her all the time because I was afraid she would not be able to stand back up after going to the bathroom. She couldn't stand on wood or tile floors without splaying and walking on them was almost impossible.
After treatment we have seen Chloe completely change! She follows us constantly around the house as she did as a younger dog. She's independent outside, and even though we are only doing 1 treatment per month, she continues to move better and faster. After the last treatment, I noticed that she was coming up the long flight of stairs multiple times each day and has started coming down without any one there to guide her. She is also RUNNING across our deck (which previously she could not even WALK across without slipping) and jumping over the wood floor at our back door to get to the carpet. There are many more positive results I could enumerate but suffice it to say that Chloe is now acting like she always has and we see we will have her with us quite a bit longer!
I highly recommend Dr. Diab. She is so gentle and interacts so kindly with Chloe. At the same time she is thorough with her examinations and her skill with the needles is apparent. Chloe is relaxed and actually eager to come. That's the highest recommendation of all