My Husband and I took our 6 year old Dachshund to Dr. Bishay for a second opinion for IVDD after her previous vet gave us 3 days worth of medication to take her home and say good bye to her. We were not willing to give up on her and nor was Dr. Bishay. We opted for conservative treatment and medication. 6 weeks after our appointment our Harley Girl had regained mobility. To us this was nothing short of a miracle.
Harley has always had complex health issues, that started when she for her first round of immunizations and having an allergic reaction. We have battled demodetic mange for years. The vet we were seeing prescribed Ivomectin which is a livestock drug, it was incredibly hard on Harley and we hated giving it to her for 8 weeks at a time. Several more times over the past few years that was the only treatment option we were given, other than euthanize her. We noticed the more Ivomectin she was given she started to loose hind leg function and we would stop the Ivomectin, her mobility came back. The previous vet said there was no correlation to the paralysis and Ivomectin, but to us it seemed that it was more than a coincidence.
Once Harley had over come and healed from her IVDD we had taken her back to Dr. Bishay and his team to once again fight the mange monster. Dr. Bishay would not entertain giving Harley more Ivermectin, and gave us another treatment option, of one medicated treat every 8 weeks. At this point we would try anything. Harley had lost almost all of her fur on her back and was itchy all the time. The first week I was skeptical, but the itching and scratching slowly lessened. Her fur started to grow back, she had more energy and was playful again. IT WORKED! Last weekend we saw Dr. Bishay again and she got another round if medication to ensure the demodex is gone
Harley is back to her regular playful self, chasing bunnies and being active, the best part is no more itchies, her coat is growing back in, and she is healthy.
Dr. Bishay and his team have always treated us and Harley with kindness and respect. After seeing 2 other vets through Harley's life time and not getting the results we needed or euthanasia as a treatment option , we will never take Harley to another vet. Dr. Bishay genuinely cares for the animals he sees. He knows they are a part of peoples families, not just dollar signs. Dr.Bishay has the best Assistants and Techs, from the time you walk in the clinic you are treated with kindness and respect. The clinic is also impeccably clean and sanitized.
Thank you Dr. Bishay for not giving up on Harley, we look forward to a long healthy life with her. My only regret is we didn't find you sooner