On 3/13/10 I woke up to the sound of my 11 year old Bichon Frise Mickey whining at the bottom of the stairs. I thought he just wanted to go out but when I went downstairs I realized that his rear legs were weak and his entire rear end was swaying from side to side. He was whining because he couldn’t go up the stairs. I thought he had had a stroke. I was scared to death.
I immediately called Dr. Moorehead’s office and they told me to bring him right in. He hadn’t had a stroke but the entire rear of his body was weak. Initially the doctor treated him conventionally but there was little improvement. The dog who used to always beat me to the top of the stairs and had the energy of a puppy, now had to be carried up the stairs!
Dr. Moorehead told me about Nutrition Response Testing. At first I was very skeptical. I made a deal with the doctor. I was willing to give it a try but I needed to see improvement and I would consider Mickey to be back to his old self when he could once again run up the stairs.
Although Nutrition Response Testing was a long process and we went through many different combinations of supplements, I am happy to say that we have the old Mickey back. It took about 5 months and lots of visits to the office but it was well worth it. Mickey celebrated his 12th birthday on 9/24/10 and he is once again running up and down the stairs and bringing us his favorite toy hot dog so we can throw it for him.
Dr. Moorehead and the wonderful staff at MainStreet Veterinarians gave us our Mickey back!