Marcia Froehlig sits in her bayside Key Largo home holding her pet still as veterinarian Nancy Saxe begins placing needles into Sabby.
, who is also certified by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, said her
treatment avoids irritating internal organs.
That's something her
clients consider when choosing whether or not to pursue surgery, she
, though, isn't anti-traditional medicine.
When necessary, she
can also take out the knife and perform minor surgeries.
For more serious operations, she
recommends local veterinarians.
is mobile only, her
service can be ideal for cat owners.
"Some people cannot get their cats in cat carriers," she
also comes to homes to put down animals when it's easier for the owner.
even treats birds with acupuncture when volunteering at the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center
Birds are treated with aquapressure therapy.
inserts a needle into the bird that injects vitamin B12, and quickly removes the needle.
, who began practicing acupuncture in 1990, says she
requires a one-hour examination and physical with each new patient before beginning treatment.
"I don't just show up and start sticking them with needles," she
To reach Saxe
office, those interested may call (561) 818-2598.