TESTIMONIALS - Dogs
ESSENTIAL PROCESS, INC.
Noreen Ziegler, DVM, CNC
Carmen
Hoss
Maddy
Dr. Ziegler:  Here is a progress report on Shiloh (German Shepherd with
severe Pruritus with Hyperpigmentation) - to summarize, he is doing
excellent!!!
-- Severe itchiness & scratching have decreased dramatically
-- Black color of skin is starting to lighten
-- No longer has large amount of hair loss - hair is growing back
-- Body temperature has cooled - no longer hot to the touch
-- Ears are no longer crusty & black on the inside
-- Moldy smell on his body has decreased considerably
-- His normal behavior has returned - he is his ornery self once again!!
I thank the Lord for the path that led me to Blue Ribbon Grooming here in
Marion.  My husband and I hold you in high esteem on your wholesome
approach in treating pets in the way they deserve to be treated.  We thank
you a thousand fold!!   -- J. Weaver

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Our corgi, Joy, will turn 4 this week.  About 7 weeks ago, she stopped doing
almost everything.  On a Sunday, we called the vet and he sent us to Purdue
(School of Veterinary Medicine) for tests.  The tests showed no Lyme disease
or any other disease.  They found that Joy had 15% red blood cells – she
should have between 30-40%.  Something was attacking Joy’s red blood
cells.  Her gums were white, her tongue was pale and there was no pink/red in
the quick of her toenails.  Purdue wanted to give her a blood transfusion and
keep her in the ER overnight at a cost of over $2000.  I asked what would be
next and was told more transfusions down the road for life (weekly or monthly)
and steroids at a human strength level.  I decided to take her home and keep
her comfortable.  My husband stopped at Noreen’s office to pick up dog food,
told Sue about Joy, and she suggested that we have Noreen look at her.  I
took Joy in the next day, Noreen ran a test (electro dermal screening), and
said she thought she could help.  Noreen put Joy on Zija and a couple of
other supplements to help her body deal with the steroids – said Joy should
start to feel better in 2 days.  She was much better in 2 days and after 1 ½
weeks, we were able to cut the steroids in half.  Eventually, we hope to take
her off of them completely.

Our dog that came home to die acts great and is now running after the horses
again.  On my first visit, Noreen asked if Joy could have been exposed to
chemicals recently and all I could remember is that we had our yard sprayed
for dandelions.  She said that lots of pet problems stem from exposure to
chemicals.  Noreen’s natural treatments have worked for our pets (Joy,
another dog, cat & horse) and you should consider visiting Noreen if your pet
needs help.  –M Creigh

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We woke up on a Saturday to our dog, Ender, not feeling well. He was tired
and had no interest in food. We discovered he had gotten into the trash and
eaten some small pieces of aluminum foil with peanut butter on them - and we
assumed that it was upsetting his stomach. When he didn't get any better
after a couple of days, we took him to see our vet. We discovered through
blood work that he had an infection and a very high temperature - they also
took X-rays and found no obstruction in his intestines. The vet gave us
antibiotics and also gave Ender a shot of antibiotics and said to watch for
improvement in a couple days. Ender continued to refuse food and started to
lose weight. We diligently administered the antibiotics but saw no reduction in
the fever and no improvement in his behavior. I called our vet again who
suggested trying different antibiotics. Still, no improvement. This went on for
three weeks!

We fed Ender little jars of baby food, and syringed water in his mouth and
took his temperature three or four times a day. I called our vet again and they
suggested we see a specialist. The specialist took more X-rays, did an
ultrasound, and more blood work. All they could conclude was that he had a
swollen lymph node and his white blood cells were still high. They said it was
either an autoimmune disease, a strange infection, or cancer. They
suggested that we take him to Purdue to have more diagnostics run - but at
this point, we had spent so much money that we didn't know if we could afford
a trip to Purdue. We settled for subcutaneous fluids and more antibiotics. The
fluids brought Ender's fever down and made him feel much better so that he
could start eating again. We thought we were in the clear and the antibiotics
must have worked. However, 3 weeks later the fever was back and Ender
wouldn't eat or drink anything. We brought him in for more fluids and talked to
our vet. They said he was an "enigma" and they had no idea why the
antibiotics weren't working. So they gave us more antibiotics. Ender's fever
came down a little, but it was clear he still wasn't feeling like himself. The fact
that the vets were basically shrugging their shoulders at us and doing the
same things over and over made me want to really find the source of Ender's
illness.

When I came to Dr. Noreen she used Electro Dermal Screening to find out
what was wrong with Ender. She said that his liver was extremely stressed
trying to process toxins, particularly pesticides. She asked if we had used any
flea medications - we had! We had treated our dogs and treated our house
through July, August, September and October. Ender first got sick at the end
of October. It was an explanation the vets and specialists hadn't even
mentioned once. Dr. Ziegler gave us Zija since Ender had lost so much weight
(almost 10 pounds!) and a homeopathic remedy along with some
supplements. We could tell by that night that Ender was starting to feel better
- and in two days (after stopping the antibiotics) he was completely himself -
playing with his brother, eating, and drinking, and happy! We were so relieved
and thankful - my only regret is that I didn't see Dr. Ziegler sooner!"
--Katie N.

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In October, our now 12 year old Golden Retriever, Bentley, woke up one
Thursday morning and wouldn't eat and he felt really warm.  I called our vet's
office and got him in that day. After blood tests and an abdominal X-ray they
told me that he probably had cancer and there was nothing they could do for
him. We took him back the next day for more blood work and after running
more tests they still told me he probably had cancer. He continually kept
feeling worse and was very lethargic.  Through all this, I was checking in with
Dr. Ziegler and she just couldn't believe what I was telling her. She told us to
bring Bentley up to her on a Saturday and she started testing him for different
things. She was positive he didn't have cancer. She then made a
homeopathic remedy for him and she put him on Zija, so that he would have
some nutrition since he couldn't eat. We diligently gave him the Zija and
homeopathic mixture every half hour for the next twenty-four hours.  The next
day we saw  some improvement.  He refused to eat for the next week and his
only source of nutrition was from the Zija.  After about ten days, he pulled
through and continually got better each day.  He is still here today and better
than ever.        --Rosemary J.

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Mylah was brought to me January 23, 2003, at 8 years of age.  She had been
very abused leaving back, pelvis and leg injuries along with other health
problems.  Ear treatments were done 2 times a week and intense medications
given for a severe infection.  She was on daily steroids and Insulin for several
months.  Mylah was also getting allergy shots 2 times a week.  

This August, we were referred to Dr. Ziegler due to her inability to walk.  A
chiropractic adjustment and acupuncture were done to her spine as well as
LED therapy.  Each follow-up appointment has shown improvement.

Mylah, who was unable to take more than 4-5 steps, now walks around the
house.  Her hair and skin have improved 100% and her ears are perfect at
this time.  The medication is being reduced to allergy shots once a week.  We
do the LED treatments at home every day.  These are done at Mylah’s
request as she leads me to the LED and rolls on her side to have it done.  
Mylah appears to be a happy and pain-free kitty (she sleeps so well, she
snores!).        --Betty T.

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Dr. Ziegler came into our lives when our hearts were broken and our hands
thrown in the air.  Every traditional vet we went to had little to no success in
treating Blanco.  Dr. Ziegler got us in immediately and she knew exactly what
to do.  She stayed in close contact with us and within a couple of weeks we
saw a new dog developing before our eyes – new hair growth, higher energy
and an increased awareness.  IT WAS AMAZING!  We were so thankful to
have her in our corner and to finally be on the right track to getting Blanco
back to normal.  Thank you Dr. Ziegler for saving Blanco!        --Diane P.
           
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Dr. Noreen Ziegler has treated three generations of my performance Shetland
Sheepdogs.  I first met her when Clint had a potentially career ending injury.  
Through chiropractic, acupuncture, and light therapy, Dr. Ziegler helped him
go on to have a career in obedience and tracking. I had nearly given up hope
for Clint’s future and was thrilled with the results of the  treatments.  I was so
impressed by what she did for Clint that I began having her treat my older
dog, Bart, who is now nearly 17 years old. Thanks to a program of regular
chiropractic and acupuncture treatments Bart was able to compete in
obedience, tracking and agility until the age of 12. After his retirement from
showing, Dr. Ziegler was able to help Bart with some of the discomforts of old
age through regular treatments of chiropractic and acupuncture.  Today, Dr.
Ziegler treats my current competition dog, Luke, with a wellness program of
chiropractic, Standard Process dietary supplements, and nutritional advice.  
Dr. Ziegler understands the special needs of performance dogs both
physically and nutritionally; she has been a great help to me for many years.  
--Judy O.
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Hi Dr. Ziegler, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for saving
Maggie, my Jack Russell Terrier's life.  Last September she was diagnosed
with cancerous pancreatic tumors by a local vet and was sent home to die.  I
was given your name by mutual friends and the rest is history.  The program
that you put Maggie on with the Immunocal has literally caused most of the
tumors to shrink and disappear.  As you know, her last test confirmed this. I
have no doubt that she will be cancer free when the next tests are taken.  She
was given a death sentence last September and today she is a very happy,
healthy dog.  The acupuncture and light therapy treatments have also helped
her back a lot.  Maggie and I are so thankful that we found you and will see
you again soon.  You know how much Maggie loves to come see you.
Best Wishes, Linda and Maggie

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I could tell there was something “off” in Carmen’s back the way it made an "S"
curve as she walked and she could not jump into the car.  When we tried to
help her with a lift, she would howl in pain.  Dr. Z found that her back was out
of alignment in three places.  Now she readily jumps in to the car and also
onto beds.  – Billie P

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It was recommend that I take my Irish Setter, RedDog to Dr. Ziegler after she
had been diagnosed with severe hip dysplasia and possible spinal
irregularities and the prescribed treatment wasn't working...in fact RedDog did
not tolerate the medication well at all and seemed to grow worse as the days
progressed.  My husband and I had already decided that we couldn't allow
Red to live with the debilitating pain she was in for much longer when I took
her to see Dr. Ziegler (a 2 hour drive) for a last ditch effort.  When Dr. Ziegler
saw RedDog she was barely able to stay still for trying to 'outrun' the pain and
she shook uncontrollably.  She was no longer able to run, jump, play, or do
anything a healthy 8 year old Irish setter should be doing.  All she really did
was lay under our bed and make pitiful whining noises in her sleep!  After
running her hands down RedDog's spine Dr. Ziegler, immediately felt
vertebrae that were out of place and started gently moving them back where
they belonged.  She also adjusted her head and then did an acupuncture
treatment...RedDog didn't move a muscle as she inserted the needles, much
to my amazement, and as she continued with the light treatment over the
needles I saw my dog that had been in such horrendous pain laid her head on
the floor and release such a large sigh of relief it was truly awe inspiring! That
night RedDog jumped on our bed to sleep for the first time in 2 and a half
months!  She has returned to see Noreen twice more in 6 months and she
doesn't look like the same dog...she has a shiny new coat and her muzzle
which had been turning gray is now more red than gray.  RedDog is back to
our happy go lucky squirrel chasing girl of old!  We can't thank Noreen
enough for performing a 'miracle' and returning our baby back to us!
--Judy S.
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Dear Dr. Ziegler – I want to sincerely thank you for all of the treatment I have
received from you.  When I first came to you, my vet had given up on me.  I
could no longer walk my person everyday.  We could not play together.  But
you believed and treated my hips and shoulders and put my health back on
the right  track.  Now at 12 years old, I can be my person’s best friend again.  
For this I am completely grateful and wish everyone knew of you.
All my love, Bandit Franklin – Lafayette, Indiana

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When I adopted Jake as a 5-month-old rescued dog, I was told that I'd be
lucky if he lived to be 10 years old, because of the terrible damage that had
been done to his hips when he was hit by a car as a puppy.  The arthritis,
according to the veterinarian, would become debilitating in his older years.  
Around the age of 11, Jake did, in fact, begin to show serious effects of the
arthritis.  Eventually, he couldn't even go up two or three steps without
obvious pain, and we thought we'd probably need to have him put down within
a few months.  But thanks to Dr. Ziegler, who came highly recommended by a
friend, Jake started a regular regimen of acupuncture and light therapy, to
complement his arthritis meds.  Amazingly, within three months he could easily
go up and down an entire flight of stairs, with no obvious pain!  Thanks in
large part to Dr. Ziegler, we had Jake with us for 3 more years – 4½ years
more than he was "supposed" to live - and, more important, his quality of life
was wonderful during those 3 years.
--Barbara Stedman, Ph.D., Honors College, Ball State University

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Dear Dr. Ziegler, I wanted to thank you for the wonderful care you gave to a
Newfoundland in our rescue program.  We picked up Quigley from a shelter in
southern Indiana the week before Christmas.  At only 124 pounds, Quigley
was starving and near death.  He was the worst case of abuse and neglect I
have ever seen.  However, it was apparent that Quigley wanted to live.  He
was making amazing progress until he suffered a severe set-back due to a
back injury that was not immediately apparent.  Our club decided to call you to
see if you could help, and I am so thankful we did!  Your acupuncture
treatments have worked wonders on him.  Although we know he will never be
"normal," you were able to return enough function to him that Quigley can
continue his goal - to be a happy, loved Newfoundland who has much to give.  
Our sincere thanks.
--Leslie Martin Dotson, President, South Central Newfoundland Club

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In October, 2006, Hoss started having "head tremors."  They started out
being every time he laid his head down to go to sleep, it would be every 5
minutes for about 30 seconds each.  We immediately called our traditional vet
who got us in and put Hoss on phenobarb.  We did the bloodwork and other
tests all to end up with the diagnosis of "Idiopathic Epilepsy."  The phenobarb
didn't stop these "seizures", so we had to keep raising the level of medicine
until he was at 6 pills a day.  That is when someone recommended that we
make an appointment with Dr. Ziegler.  My husband and I drove over that
Saturday with doubts that any of this would do any good.  We had never
heard of a chiropractor/acupuncturist/holistic vet.  The first thing that Dr.
Ziegler did was tell us that Hoss seemed to be out of alignment, which she
fixed and told us that we most likely will have to come back.  Then she starts
the acupuncture.  We assumed that Hoss would not enjoy this part of the
appointment.  We couldn't have been more wrong.  He laid down and as she
was running the light over the pins, he is pretty much asleep.  Afterwards, as
we are getting all the other stuff that she recommends, Hoss is following her
around and doesn't seem to want to leave her.  From that point on, we
decided that we would give this a shot.  We went about 3 weeks with no
"seizures", of course still on the phenobarb, and then they started up again.  
Once more we drove over to Dr. Ziegler and she did what she does best.  She
also had us back Hoss off of his phenobarb just a little bit and we got him
down to 3 pills a day.  From that point on, no more "seizures" ever.  In
October of 2007, I decided to slowly wean Hoss off of the phenobarb.  I went
very slowly as I didn't want to throw him into "seizures" again.  So I would take
away 1/2 a pill every month.  It is now March, 2008, and Hoss has been
"seizure" free for 16 months.  Thank you Dr. Ziegler for helping us get Hoss
away from the phenobarb and "seizure" free.  Had we not found you, I hate to
think about what could have been going on right now!        --Erica P.

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My precious Pug, Maddy, was losing control of her hind quarters and could
not walk without dragging her back legs.  I took her to Dr. Ziegler, who
recommended that I use "Light Therapy" on her 2 or 3 times a day.  It has
worked wonders on her.  I am so thankful for using this treatment.
--Betty B.
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Dealing with an injury or wound on an animal is particularly difficult because
the pet cannot tell the human how the wound got there, when it arrived, or
how it feels.  Such was the case with my 8 year old male English Springer
Spaniel, Coree.  I had noticed a small red spot on his lower right foot just
below the bend of his ankle.  I thought that it was a scratch from the kennel or
maybe an open spot from itching.  For about three weeks I watched as it grew
to about the size of a quarter and emerged above the skin line.  It was fleshy
and somewhat pliable.  My dog did not pay particular attention to it, but I knew
I had to get more information quickly.  I took him to Dr. Ziegler, and she didn’t
hesitate with her advice that the epidermal mass should be surgically
removed, ASAP.  We did not know if it was cancer, but that diagnosis was in
the air.  I took him to my conventional vet the next afternoon.  After poking,
prodding, and squeezing the unidentified mass, she concurred, but the
soonest available appointment for surgery would be in two weeks.  As I drove
Coree home, I realized he would not handle surgery and two weeks of indoor
rehab very easily - nor would I, so I made a decision that amazed us all.  My
friend, who is an avid believer in holistic treatments, put my pet on a
dehydrated whole food to cut the bad carbohydrates from his previous
“cheaper” dog food.  We started him on 1 heaping teaspoon of raspberry
powder and 1 teaspoon of Zija powder in his dehydrated food daily.  I figured
we had nothing to lose.  In just two weeks the epidermal mass was gone.  On
the day before his scheduled surgery, my conventional vet was astonished.  
As she examined the area around where the mass had been she exclaimed, “I
don’t know what you have done, but keep doing it!”  

Shazam!!  No surgery needed and that mass has not reappeared.  While I
can’t say whether it was the change of diet, the raspberry powder, the Zija, or
the combination of all three, my dog and I are certainly glad we gave this
unconventional method a chance.        --Mary K.
Bentley
Coree
Ender
Joy