by: Susan Stokes
Alternative medicine gives critically ill cat one more chance on life
Muggins is a tuxedo cat with an exceptional owner. She would not give up on her beloved friend suffering from advanced kidney failure and lungs filled with fluid from multiple tumors. She pressed on from veterinarian to veterinarian, each with a euthanasia recommendation, until she found Dr. Marcie Fallek.
As the story goes, by that time, Muggins had wasted away to 3 pounds and could barely breathe. Even Dr. Fallek, who rarely does such a thing, suggested euthanasia.
"It seemed like the humane thing to do,” said Dr. Fallek in her recent press release. "Pet owners often turn to holistic approaches after everything else fails."
She continued to say if it wasn't for the owner's determination, she would not have tried saving Muggins. The owner had already spent a small fortune on her dying cat and was prepared to bankrupt herself.
Dr. Fallek documented Muggins’ story in her forthcoming book Krishna's Flute: the Spiritual Journey of a Holistic Veterinarian. Muggins' story is detailed in the echapter called Dead Cat Walking. It’s a dramatic story of a cat that most had given up on, and whose last chance is homeopathy.
Dr. Fallek is a conventionally trained veterinarian, practicing for 30 years, specializing exclusively in holistic medicine for over 20 years, with offices in Manhattan and Fairfield County, Connecticut. Read more about Dr. Fallek in her bio here.
For all who have ever loved a pet and faced that critical life and death decision...
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