We are so grateful to Dr. Sue for being such a patient, thoughtful listener with impeccable diagnostic abilities. Her care is an integral compliment to the Western veterinary care our dogs receive, and we consider it to be an essential investment in their longevity. We rely on and appreciate her and Kate's attentive care for our boys.
Dr. Sue is doing an amazing job healing up my very itchy pitbull mix! Real healing takes time, but we've had far better results with Thrive than with our conventional vet to address the rashes and itchiness plaguing our pup. If more pharmaceuticals aren't working for you, this is the place.
I love Thrive and Dr. Sue and Kate. I have always had cats but this is the most gentle and loving vet I have been to. My cat has been diagnosed with a growth in her stomach. She is "thriving" under their care and my stress level is much better because of it!
By the time I arrived at Thrive for Indy’s evaluation, I was tired and disheartened and ready to hear another “there’s nothing else we can do”. We had spent the whole previous year struggling with Indy’s chronic diarrhea: last minute changes to dog day care schedules and postponing puppy classes because of recurrent bouts of diarrhea. Lots of late nights due to the need for frequent bathroom breaks. Growing concern over her low weight. Yo-yoing back and forth between bland diets and kibble until Indy could no longer have a normal stool without being on a bland diet. And despite the large amounts of food we were feeding her, she was still losing weight. Every provider we saw asked if we were starving her. I understood the need to ask, but every time the question was posed, it hurt more and more. We loved our little girl so much! We were ready to try anything to help her. You said “I can help you”. For the first time in a while we had a new plan and some new hope. I know you are aware of Indy’s journey with your practice since then. I want to say thank you for where you’ve taken us. Thank you for giving us the best version of our girl. We know our journey isn’t over. But we’re excited to celebrate, not only Indy’s birthday tomorrow, but also how far we’ve come!
George came to Thrive last Summer with severe allergies that have always started in June and go until the first frost. His whole life he has suffered in the Summer with skin allergies, loss of fur, bleeding paws, red, hot and inflamed paws and legs. You discovered his gut health and liver health were in need of detoxing as well as some added nutritional and supplemental support. Well this Summer is the first Summer he has remained free from his major allergic reactions! We are so beyond grateful for the care you gave him last year and I know beyond a doubt the specific detoxing he needed and getting him balanced last year is what prevented him from having an outbreak this year! I know hes now healed on the inside and it shows on the outside! His Summers in the past were completely miserable for him...he lived in chronic pain from his allergies! Thanks again for all your help :)
Seamus injured his back and it caused nerve damage so severe he couldn't pee on his own. We had tried everything. Nothing was working or if it was it was minimal. He is now peeing on his own, not consistently yet, but thanks to Dr. Sue and Kate we are seeing more improvement in a couple of months than we have in the last year!!! We love Dr. Sue and Kate!!! Thank you so much!!!!
Kate, Scott, Nero, and Seamus
In the last 24 hours we’ve noticed Fiona will stand for up to a minute or two at a time, whereas she hardly stood but for a second or two before. We also noticed a slight improvement in her gait. Whether or not that’s me being hopeful, I don’t know. But we’re pleased. I also gave them their first taste of the Feeding Jing tonight: beef liver, eggs, kale, shiitake mushrooms, bean sprouts and bone broth. Both dogs loved it and it seems to sit well with them! Great win for today.
Abby is doing awesome. I am not sure what exactly is working or if it is a combination of everything, but she is running and playing like a normal dog again and has been for about 6 weeks now. I also want to thank you for all your help. We really don't know how long Abby will keep going but we know that she is doing really well now and we don't think she would of made it this long otherwise, thanks to you.
I was a doubting Thomas but I could see it in my dog - I could see her improving.
They all worked together and exchanged information in order to strengthen and guide Garbo's body toward better balance. She has gained back all her weight, has a great appetite, carries her toys, is as verbose as ever, and once again loves to curl up on the bed and cuddle with Ellie.
Roxie has made tremendous progress with her health thanks to the help of Thrive. Our vet stated there was little that could be done for Roxie's incontinence and it would worsen over time. Roxie would need to be on medication and would have to stop going on long walks as they were contributing to her incontinence episodes. This was unsettling as the medication could effect her liver and Roxie loves her long walks. We began a nutrition program with Thrive, and within a short period of time Roxie was no longer having any issues with incontinence. Thanks to the work that Dr. Sue and Kate have done with Roxie’s nutrition program and the Nutrition Response Testing, Roxie’s overall health has improved, and she has been able to resume the activities she loves.
We brought thirteen-year-old Pete to Dr. Sue after he had been diagnosed with early stage kidney failure. Pete also has arthritis, and was slowing down quite a lot. Dr. Sue suggested some dietary changes, and prescribed some herbal supplements. Within a matter of weeks, we saw a dramatic change in Pete. He was filled with energy, happier, and much more playful. He has begun running and romping with his younger siblings. Even friends have noticed the change in him.
When we went back for testing on his kidneys, all levels were completely back to normal. No more kidney failure. We’re hoping to keep Pete around for a few more years. We are so pleased and grateful to see him filled with enthusiasm and a renewed zest for life.
Dr. Sue treated my aging greyhound, Bella, who had started eating less, sleeping more, and was in general losing her enthusiasm for life. She treated Bella with acupuncture and recommended dietary changes and nutritional supplements. Dr. Sue has a calm and intuitive approach to evaluating and treating animals. She was very attentive to how Bella reacted to treatment and was responsive to Bella’s signs of pain or anxiety. Thanks to Sue’s skill and care, Bella enjoyed better digestion and appetite, more energy and a greatly enhanced quality of life in her final months. Kathleen K.
Thanks a million, Marty is doing Great! He has so much more energy, he's much more alert, is taking longer walks, clearly he is not in as much, if any, pain.
It’s been almost 2 months and my angel looks like a new man! His coat is soft and filled in and I know he is getting full benefit with his custom nutrition plan. If I can prevent or prolong time without medication, I count that a win. So far so good. Many areas, including his thyroid, are showing improvements. I truly look forward to the loving attention and care Titan receives each visit. LOVE IT HERE. 5 star review from this family!
Several weeks ago in January, my beloved dog, Pandora, lost the use of her back legs. She was given a slim likelihood of recovery. Dr. Howell implemented electroacupuncture treatments, made changes to her diet, and added herbal therapy. Three weeks of acupuncture later, Pandora is on her 10th day of walking a mile by Laura Burke of Washington Heights Pet Care, our guardian angel. And of course I am crying writing this.....
Our goal coming to Thrive was to correct the most pressing issue that my dog Bug had, but beyond that to get her back in balance as a whole. She’s made such great progress and no longer has the digestive problems that originally lead us on this path. And we keep going, working to restore wellness in all of Bug.