Saint Louis, MO
I took my dog Lucy to see Dr. Mike Vitucci for the first time because she could not get up from a laying position by herself. My other dog, Casey had jumped on the bed & landed on Lucy's leg. I thought for sure that major damage had been done to Lucy's knee & leg.I thought for sure that we were going to be talking about several thousand dollars worth of surgery when I walked in the door. However, upon examination, Dr Mike said that he did not think that there was anything major wrong & he did not feel that an x-ray was needed or other tests. He could feel no tares & Lucy allowed him to examine her leg without getting upset. His suggestion to me was for Lucy to loose weight. She is a beagle/dashhound mix & she weighed in at 74.4 lbs. He suggested I start Lucy on Slentrol a medication for assisting with weight loss in dogs. I started the medication because diet dog food by itself was not working. Lucy has been on the medicine for 7 months & has lost 24.7% of her body weight. She is now only 8 lbs. from her desired weight. She no longer has problems with her knee & she is able to play like a puppy again. I don't know how to thank Dr. Mike enough for helping me to get my Lucy back to normal. Now when we bring Lucy in for her monthly weigh in, everyone comes out to see how much she lost & to congratulate her on a job well done. Lucy is no longer freaked out at going to the vet. Everyone there is extremely nice & know you & your pet when you walk in the door.