Macy is this month's shout out, not because she just had a fabulous birthday but because she is a survivor! She came to us last year when she presented with sudden onset kidney failure. After many heartfelt conversations and NRT reassessments, we were shooting for quality of life. We tried to set our expectations with how dire her bloodwork looked and how exhausted she felt, and with a poor appetite too. But here we are, almost a year later and she has steadily improved slowly but surely to eat well and love life. We are still working with her strength and occasional bouts of inappetence, but her vivacious attitude is back enjoying everything from regular walks to volleyball with her family. We love having Macy as a patient and look forward to continuing to support her graceful aging.
Ava came into my life in December 2018 at 6-7 years old as a former breeding dog that had been surrendered to a shelter. My first Boston Terrier, Trixie, had a lot of health issues, and when Western Medicine wasn’t helping, I was blessed to find Dr. Cutright. She is a Godsend and helped Trixie live to age 14 ½ thanks to her care and guidance. It went without question that I was headed with Ava to see Dr. Cutright and get to work on improving her health!
Ava didn’t arrive with many obvious issues. We addressed her diet, noted her luxating patellas and began to peel back the layers of junk to help Ava feel better day-to-day. However, as with most dogs, health issues arise, and Ava has had her fair share over the last 3 ½ years.
Dr. Cutright has helped us adapt and adjust her supplement program to address many concerns and guided us through the medical options. In each case we saw either improvement/resolution or had peace of mind we had the best course of action planned with our primary veterinarian.
How do I know this? At a visit last year, I mentioned that Ava has started playfully barking and playing a lot. Dr. Cutright happily responded by telling me that this is because Ava is feeling better physically. What a truly fabulous success! This new daily playtime initiated by Ava, as well as her willingness to communicate with me through (distress-free) barking, are obvious indications that we have come leaps and bounds in improving Ava’s health. Had I chosen strictly Western medicine in the situations listed above, I know I’d still be looking for answers on how to help my dog feel good, and she’d likely be on several medications as a band-aid rather than addressing the root of the causes through NRT. Most importantly, she is physically and mentally able to enjoy all our recreational activities from nosework to regular play – and life overall - because she feels good, and I attribute that to the incredible care, knowledge and expertise provided by Dr. Cutright.
-Julia J 5/2022
Tracer, a male neutered Braque Francias, definitely stands out to us and has for some time. While he looks the picture of health in this photo he suffered with seizures since 2017 when it was taken. Despite his owner applying the best care and making all the food and lifestyle adjustments we recommended, his seizures while controlled to only about one a month, were still present. After consulting with neurologists, it was determined as long as he didn't have more frequent seizures it was best not to start medications for him as the additional side effects may be more trouble then the monthly seizure. But then into 2021, they started to become more frequent. Tracer's caretaker encouraged Dr Cutright to think outside of the box and after adding new supplements that aid in the utilization of oxygen to the cells and a carbon technology based detox supplement for the brain and bowels, his seizures just stopped. Tracer is thriving and looking handsome as ever as we move into 2022.
I can’t even imagine how much our sweet Cavapoo Daisy would have continued suffering had I not found Dr. Cutright! Now after over a year under her care, Daisy has significantly improved, is full of energy, eating again & doing great! Dr. Cutright has been fixing the root cause instead of putting Band-Aids on it!
When Daisy was about 2 years old, she was lethargic, barely eating and itching herself around the clock. Our hearts broke for her since she was clearly feeling awful and could not tell us why or what hurt. We had her checked out by the Vet a few different times, and nothing appeared physically wrong. Her Vet tried to help us and had us change her dog food probably 15-20 times. When nothing helped at all & her hunger strikes were causing weight loss, she finally put Daisy on a processed canned food, which I knew would not be good long-term. And then our last resort was to try a difficult elimination diet that I was told by some could take up to a year and a half. That was incredibly difficult and stressful. Thankfully, someone told me about Dr. Cutright & Healthier Pets Naturally.
That was the game changer! Dr Cutright has able to treat Daisy slowly and naturally by peeling through the layers of the issue finding the root causes and supporting her body to heal. It was the best phone call I could have ever made for Daisy! And she is doing significantly better today!!
- Jill C. 7/2020
Henry, a very handsome Airedale Terrier, is another awesome pet spotlight. Our first meeting was one of the most memorable ones in HPN history. He had such a severe case of Megaesophagus that he could not help but spew his food all over our exam room walls, supplements, and personnel, just because he was so excited to meet everyone. It was like a bad horror movie. We questioned whether we could get through the appointments in a productive way. But we took him on because there was just something about him. Happily, just doing “the usual” Nutrition Response testing Technique brought Henry to another level of health. He can now bounce into our appointments without spewing any food and his episodes of regurgitation have significantly quieted down. And consequently, his bouts of aspiration pneumonia are also under control. We continue to work with him to make him the best Henry he can be. We look forward to watching him grow!
"Henry was regurgitating 4-6 times/day, had lost 11 lbs in six days... he was starving, and had just recovered from his second bout of aspiration pneumonia, At the time we met Dr Cutright in 2018.I was desperate for support to manage Henry’s newly diagnosed MegaEsophagus.
I are so grateful that Dr Cutright gave Henry a second chance and offered to help... prescribing Henry his individualized NRT plan. It must have been his big brown eyes that melted her heart that day!!!
Dr Cutright’s skill with NRT has been a game changer... a miracle for Henry with continuing promising results. She has saved his life!!!!! Today, Henry thrives, and loves life.
We love Dr Cutright and her team!" Cheryl 9/2020
Rosie is a border collie mix the McMahon’s adopted in August. She was fast, a bit ADD, and under socialized. But she is so sweet and soulful. She was introduced to Nosework (NW) and was fast, but soft. They had had high hopes for this sweet super-fast dog! Through A LOT trial and error and a series of specialists (both western and eastern) we found a combination that worked for her. After 2 years of cycles of traditional cycles of steroids, Apoquel, and other medications: her caretakers spent the last 3 years continuing to search for another way to get more stable healing and reduce relapses. Her integrative veterinarians added their expertise to Rosie’s issues by addressing her detoxification pathways and supporting her immune system to bring about more normal function which had been very unbalanced as it was manifested into anxiety/stress licking. With both Nutrition Response Testing supplements and Chiropractic methods, with reducing use of western medications, we started to make real progress. They were almost there, but while she continued to improve physically, her Nosework performance went downhill, she was struggling and slowing down. The owners still wondered if something else was going on. Rosie’s primary caretaker, with a research background, began to investigate if some of the medications Rosie was on could be impacting her olfactory system. Reduction in sense of smell often is not listed as a side effect because it isn’t ‘life threatening’. One medication she was on, gabapentin, seemed like it could be causing some of her performance issues. It is used for neuropathy pain (prescribed by Rosie’s dermatologist). Dr. Liz and Rosie’s Chiropractor, Dr. Amber Irhke, said ‘of course it can’ and helped the owner figure out how to get Rosie off gabapentin. Rosie’s caretaker let us know at Rosie’s most recent visit, that our last two NW trials have been amazing. Rosie placed 4th (out of 30 dogs) in her vehicle search and 6th in her Container search in her last trial. We are so happy that Rosie is officially off all her medications and is now supported by whole foods, herbs, and chiropractic care, making her a pet to spotlight in May 2020!
Moose is our June pet spotlight. Really, both he and his caretaker Gary should be labeled team of the month for working through a crisis they recently experienced.
Moose is a 9 year old Boxer Bulldog mix that is the biggest softy you will ever meet. Most visits he spends his appointment either sitting in Gary’s lap or hiding behind him. To be honest, he would rather be home and is not one for attention…so why do we choose him? After a crisis of severe vomiting and lethargy after a food reaction that slowly became intolerable over time, Gary worked with the fine doctors at LePar to rule out some scary changes while we worked on the food. In that time, Gary’s dedication to Moose in finding the right diet, our help from our friends at LePar Animal Hospital, and Moose’s healing capacity: he has rebounded well. So much so that for the first time I received a sweet little lick from Moose, a never before moment in our relationship. I like to think it was his way of saying thank you.
Teddy was adopted at 6 months old and from the moment I brought him home he had health issues. After a year or so of trying different medications and going the “conventional” medicine route with no results, I decided to give holistic medicine a try. From that point forward, Teddy was fed a wholesome diet and was put on different supplements. I started to see results and was convinced that this was the direction we needed to go. Years went by and while I am convinced that holistic medicine is what kept him healthy, he still had some issues he couldn’t overcome.
Something was missing. Now I know that “something” was Dr. Cutright! When Teddy first saw Dr. Cutright several years ago, she brought up so much about him that I had never known before. She was beyond thorough in her testing and found imbalances in his body that no one else could. He was pulled off of many supplements he was currently taking that were just too much for his system to handle and was instead put on small doses of nutritional supplements.
This is when Teddy turned the corner. He started feeling much better and his body started working as a whole, not against itself.
Teddy is a sweet and gentle 12 year boy now who can’t thank Dr. Cutright enough for what she has done for him. She has helped him get through several rough patches throughout the years. For instance, Teddy had a nerve sheath tumor surgically removed last June. She helped him prep him for the surgery and was beyond helpful in his recovery. It is now nine months later and the cancer has not returned!
Teddy and I can’t say enough about Dr. Cutright. She is an angel who has helped him transition gracefully into his senior years. Without a doubt, I don’t know how Teddy would be without her in his life! He loves her with all his little heart and appreciates all the love and care she gives to him. ️
- Kate Kowalski 5/2020