I'm sorry to say Peaches and Snowball (aka Snowflake) are at the Rainbow bridge. They were the best clients who gave me just as much love as I could take. Miss you both!
"Peaches is a 13 year old Pekingese who is treated by Carolyn for arthritis. Peaches has been suffering from arthritis for several years. When we first started it was as simple as wearing a sweater in the house was enough to keep him comfortable. As his arthritis progressed we went to 1/2 of a baby aspirin, to a whole baby aspirin, to every over the counter joint supplement we could find. We were at the end; nothing worked anymore. My vet was telling me my only option was Rimadyl. To most dogs, arthritis is a normal aging process but Peaches has Cushing's disease - Cushing's eventually effects every organ in a dogs body. I couldn't imagine putting him on Rimadyl and damaging his liver more than the disease already is. We have seen Carolyn at many dog events so I figured it couldn't hurt but I was skeptical....doggy massage? Well, I saw results after the first massage. My dog who wouldn't climb stairs....tried (failed but he tried the next day). We started out weekly and the improvement continued so much that we then moved to every other week. This schedule seems to work well for Peaches. He now runs across the yard, climbs the stairs to go to bed (even sneaks upstairs when we aren't looking)! We are all grateful we found Carolyn except for one - "Snowball." She doesn't understand why her brother gets rubbed and then she just gets the last 5 minutes!!"