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Testimonials from Blue Sky Natural Vet Clients

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‘18 months ago, our dog's back and back legs were so compromised we feared we would have to have him put down; he was in obvious pain. As a last resort we tried acupuncture - and Emma Styles was recommended. I can only tell you that today, our dog is running around without taking pain killers, is only occasionally on anti-inflammatories, and this miraculous turnaround can only be down to Emma's great work with him.

We got our dog back when we thought we were losing him. The acupuncture works.’

‘My cat’s been treated for 3 years now and she has become so much better over the years - more alert and more fun-loving. I think she even enjoys being treated and all the attention she is getting during the treatment. It is also very reassuring for me that we see you on a regular basis and can discuss general issues as they arise. Thank you very much!’

‘If I hadn't seen Emma in action, I wouldn't have expected a dog not only to respond to the treatment, but positively enjoy it too. His suppleness after exercise is better now than it was a year ago. I am so pleased with the results.’

‘One surprising & unexpected benefit is how personally rewarding the treatment days are; they bring a sense of calm & wellbeing into the house.’

‘We would highly recommend Emma and animal acupuncture. Our 14-year cocker spaniel (Summer) developed low grade arthritis a couple of years ago. Initially lifestyle changes and conventional treatment helped but last year it was becoming harder and harder to control. But a year later (of monthly home visits by Emma) Summer is as fit as ever and able to enjoy a couple of hours of walks a day. We have found Emma to be highly professional and punctual and frankly a pleasure to see. We enjoy her visits even if Summer has slightly mixed feelings! Phil and Carmen Central London.’

‘The treatment you gave him made such a difference to the quality of the last year of his life. Thank you for enabling an old dog to enjoy his life more.’

‘Emma has given us an extraordinary kind of care that one is thrilled to find for one's greatest friends. Her approach is practical and participatory. She has shown the utmost respect for the relationship between human and the animal and used her skill, compassion and excellent insight to align with that bond. The animal's healing is only a fraction of the healing that a person enjoys when seeing Emma - the acknowledgement of the depth of the love between a human and animal is transforming. Such a holistic approach is not just a matter of training, it is a matter of being. In the realms of experience, recommendations are really futile but here mine is: meet Emma with your animal and may you both see for yourself. Sitara.’

‘Emma has been treating our cats, aged 15 and 13, for approx 9 months for arthritis. Both seemed to benefit quickly and appeared less stiff and far more comfortable. Doris is able to jump into the bath again and William has visibly relaxed as a result of the treatments. I highly recommend both Emma as an acupuncturist and acupuncture as a treatment option for cats.’

‘Brooke and I are so glad that my vet referred us to Emma for acupuncture when arthritis flared up in her knee. Initially I thought acupuncture was for pain management but soon after we started going to Emma I saw a total change in Brooke, her whole well being blossomed and with the addition of Chinese herbs and diet we have never looked back. Prior to treatment we had frequent bouts of colitis and sickness, these events are now few and far between. Thank you.’

‘Dear Emma, we were so happy with how you treated Ripley, our 19-year-old cat who was suffering in her last days. Thanks to your gentle acupuncture, Ripley was very relaxed and calm, and we enjoyed extra precious moments with her. Thank you so much, Gabrielle and Steve.’

‘We saw an immediate improvement in his energy levels and mobility. Emma has given him pain relief from a swollen and degenerative joint and has in our opinion made him a happier dog.’

‘Emma has been giving Goldbug acupuncture treatments for almost a year and a half. Starting with treatments for arthritis in her hips, Emma has since treated her for pain related to nail bed infections, to improve digestive function and for pain management after amputation of one of her toes. Emma was a great source of support before and after her surgery. Although I'm not sure Goldbug would say that she enjoys her acupuncture, she does stay still whilst the needles are inserted. I think Emma and I have heard some loud snoring on a couple of occasions! She seems to know that the treatments are helping her and she has Emma to thank for directing me to her now favourite cat food!’

‘I have had my cat Spencer since he was about a year old. He is now 16. From the time I got him he had a persistent problem with a ‘hot spot’ between his ear and his eye. He would habitually scratch it red and raw. I had tried all sorts of remedies (in consultation with my normal vet), including hormone tablets, calming drugs and an awful lampshade collar, which won him the sympathy of anyone passing by.

About three years ago it got so bad that almost the entire side of his face was raw and bleeding. At that point I asked Emma whether she thought she could help. She was very open about saying that this kind of problem could be hard to treat but that yes acupuncture might help. He had a few treatments and she then prescribed a couple of herbal remedies. He started on those about 2-3 years ago and his symptoms largely disappeared. They came back occasionally but never with the ferocity they had before, nor for as long. He is now on just one of the formulas and he hasn’t had a flare-up at all for many months. It is the best he has been in all the years I’ve had him, and that at a time of stress and upheaval owing to house moving. I can whole-heartedly recommend Emma and her remedies. She won’t offer or use any treatments she doesn’t believe will be effective and she is incredibly helpful about discussing any issues or problems that arise and trying to find solutions.’

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