Pet of the Month

Fritz - November


I have a new dog! He is full of energy, playing more, drinking water daily, and he loves going for walks.

Kinga S. 

When we first met Fritz almost a year ago, he was struggling with constant nausea and hunger and was unable to tolerate any food that he was fed.  

He was hardly drinking water and only had some interest in walking. This was the “normal” for Fritz. I spent my days my worrying, stressing, and frequently reaching out to our vet for help/guidance. My dog was eating prescription food for months, because he had to eat something. It wasn’t really working, but everything else made him even sicker after just two days. Expensive tests, thousands of dollars spent, time passing, and we were getting nowhere. 

Fritz joined our Designed Clinical Nutrition Program and through Nutrition Response Testing we found that chemicals, food residue, emotional stress and an old scar from a prior back surgery were holding him back. With nutritional therapy and emotional work Fritz has been able to eat an expanding variety of food and enjoy his life again.

I can finally relax and enjoy my dog, plus most importantly I am a better pet parent. With Dr. Sue’s guidance, I have learned how to listen to my dog, make better choices for him and feed him healthy food. I cannot imagine where we would be or how things would be, if we did not come to Thrive!

Peanut - October


Peanut is back to her spunky little self and loves her new diet! Words can not express how grateful I am to see my baby so happy!!

Autumn  M.

Peanut was very ill when she first came to Thrive. She had reoccuring episodes of diarrhea and an upset tummy. She wouldn't eat and so was so painful that even her Mom couldn't pick her up. Her regular vet had diagnosed her with a gallbladder muceole and thickened intestines. It looked like gall bladder removal surgery was highly probable.

Peanut stayed on her medical program through her regular vet, and Dr. Sue added a diet change,  whole food supplements chosen through Nutrition Response Testing,  and Pulsed Electromagnetic Therapy treatments. 

I switched Peanuts diet to a lowfat homemade cooked diet. Dr Sue also put her on a new supplement protocol and we used her PEMF mat, which Peanut loved, daily. 

Within weeks Peanut was feeling so much better. Her follow-up bloodwork looked great and 2nd ultrasound showed no more gallbladder mucocele and the intestinal thickening shrunk!  We were able to avoid surgery!  

Kasha - September


 Our first visit to Thrive immediately felt like coming home. My partner, my best friend, and my whole world has returned .

Nancy T. 

Kasha is the love of Nancy’s life. They've gone everywhere together ever since Kasha was a puppy . When Kasha was diagnosed with chronic active hepatitis earlier this year, Nancy wanted to begin a more holistic regimen of care to complement her "regular" veterinary visits. Instead of having Kasha undergo an invasive liver biopsy she came to Thrive for wholistic support.

Kasha started acupuncture treatments, a liver cleansing diet, and whole food/natural supplements. 

 We changed our flea and tick remedies to natural products and reduced the frequency and duration of heartworm medicine to eliminate as many toxins as possible from her life.

After several months of these wholistic therapies, Kasha's liver values are now almost normal.

Her life force and energy seemed to change back to her old self. My heart sings each day to see my partner trotting ahead of me, leading the way toward the next corner on the trail.