Coronavirus Tales: NYC vet does sidewalk acupuncture for animals in pain

By | April 11, 2020

Dr. Jeffrey Levy of House Call Vet NYC can no longer see animals in their homes. But in-need patients are coming to him.

Some of my patients can’t cope with a break in their acupuncture treatments. These animals are in pain.

Take Sunny, an 8-year-old pit bull whose back leg had to be amputated because of a malignant bone growth. She is receiving chemotherapy at a hospital, and I’ve been giving her acupuncture to ease her discomfort. Last Tuesday, I treated her on a secluded area of sidewalk near my Midtown apartment.

And I just spent half an hour in my apartment with Muffin, a cat who is 21 and has a digestive disorder. His hello to me used to be a hiss. Now he relaxes with just one needle and snores.

— As told to Jane Ridley

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