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Michon and Darren Hemmen with Sammy, an 8 year old Dachshund

Sammy, our beloved baby weiner dog, came into our lives with a basically unknown history and age. We were delighted to give him a wonderful home and love him. Never having had a weiner dog before, we weren’t prepared for the back problems that sometimes come.

While taking our Sammy for a walk one morning, it became apparent that he was having back pain. By the time we got home, it was clear that he had progressed into a neurologic back emergency. Iowa Veterinary Wellness Center was so kind to let us come over right away, and it was confirmed that Sammy did have a disc in his lower back go out. He received laser acupuncture treatment that day, and a protocol of further treatments at recommended intervals. We are blessed that Sammy did recover, and we know that it was due to the speedy care that he was able to receive.

Two years later, Sammy has since graduated from monthly acupuncture sessions to once every 6-8 weeks. We keep him “tuned up” to help prevent further back issues.

We are very grateful to Iowa Veterinary Wellness Center for the wonderful care they have given to our baby Sammy,

Michon Hemmen