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How Chinese Herbal Medicines and a New Pet Food Recipe Saved Hunter

  Dog Hunter with Owner Paul Gallant
  Hunter relaxes with his owner, Paul Gallant.

When Paul Gallant's golden retriever, Hunter, was diagnosed with cancer four years ago, he wanted to do everything he could to save his dog. Veterinary oncologists suggested surgery, followed by chemotherapy and radiation, and told him that Hunter would only live six months unless he took immediate aggressive action.

Dr. Hannah Wells, our Chief of Staff at Health & Wellness Animal Hospital, offered a different suggestion — to pick up a wooden spoon and start cooking meals for his dog. Paul was up for the task and Hunter, who is now 7, has a clean bill of health and the cancer has disappeared!

We are thrilled to have been able to help keep Hunter living longer. And recently, Gallant started Paul's Custom Pet Food, a business that makes a variety of organic offerings for dogs and cats.

In many cases, food can be just as important as medicine or therapy when caring for animals. The high level of processed foods for both humans and pets can weaken the immune system over time. But don't forget to check with your veterinarian before starting any new diet or therapy for your pet.

Learn about the alternative veterinary medical therapies we offer, such as veterinary acupuncture and herbal medicine. These therapies allow us to provide alternative treatments for your pet's medical needs.

For more information on this story, please read New Milford man's organic cooking for sick pooch sprouts new business.