In 1994, I was going through a bitter divorce and at an extreme low point in my life. A friend urged me to get a puppy, so I went to North Shore Animal League and found an adorable mix breed. After about a week, "Bella" started to cough and I asked several people on my block who had pets and they all told me to bring her to Dr. Glasser. He told me she had kennel cough and assured me she would be fine and she was. The first couple of weeks were rough and I thought I may have gotten in over my head, as I was cleaning up lots of accidents in the house and found her chewing on my shoes constantly. All changed quickly with some training advice from Dr. Glasser's office and we were going everywhere together. I took her on my daily errands and she was there for me when I was putting up with an irrate ex-husband and his nasty lawyers. She helped me get through a very tough period in my life. When she was 4 years old, she was running in the yard and started screaming. I rushed her to Dr. Glasser and he told me she had torn her ACL knee ligament. He performed surgery at his office and put in an artificial ligament. She limped for about 3 weeks, but then was as good as new. When she was 9, she stopped eating one day and was extremely weak. Again I rushed her in to Dr. Glasser. He ran some tests and told me she had a tumor on her spleen. I was devastated! She had her spleen removed after which he recommended a consultation with a cancer specialist. They wanted her to have chemo, but Dr. Glasser did not advise it because of the side effects. He told me there was a good chance that he had got it all out. That cancer never did come back. As the years past, she slowed down a little but went for her check ups and got a clean bill of health. Last year, Bella started to drink a lot of water and I thought she had diabetes. Dr. Glasser took a bloodand urine test and told me she had kidney disease. My heart sank, but he told me with a change in food and some medicines we could get her a good amount of time still, hopefully. Two weeks ago, I noticed her appetite was gone and her normal playfulness was not there. I once agtain took her to Dr. Glasser, but I knew this time she would not be coming home again. Sure enough, she was in kidney failure. I knew she was suffering now and my best friend for so long needed my help. Everything she did for me came rushing back and I could not control the tears. In a darkened room, I held her that last time as Dr. Glasser gave her an injection. I felt her body slowly slip away peacefully. I will never forget Bella, she is still a part of me. As for Dr. Glasser, words cannot express my gratitude; he is the ultimate professional.
Pros: Professional and efficient