It has only been a few days since our consultation but I’m excited to tell you Comet is already doing so great! Obviously you knew this to be the case but since we started correcting our behavior and getting Comet on a twice a day walk schedule we are seeing a night & day difference! Yesterday we encountered several children darting around playing along with loud music, and several other people making quick movements in very close proximity. Between the new leash hold position, the “leave it” & “heel” commands plus a couple minor tugs on his leash we walked right through the eye of the storm & he was absolutely perfect! I would never have dreamed such minor adjustments could have such amazing results in a matter of days!Thank you so much for your help to get us going in the right direction finally. We are so proud of our boy & the progress we have seen so far.
Costa Mesa, September 2015
My sweet Dalmatian had some very serious phobias that caused her to be afraid of her food. It started when she had a seizure while eating. After trying many different things I was referred to Dr. Stefanie Schwartz for a consultation. Dr. Schwartz spent almost 3 hours with me and Chelsea to get to the root of the issues. She prescribed medication to alleviate the anxiety and was very thorough in going over ways to help my sweet girl. It took several months to get Chelsea over this phobia but with the help of Dr. Schwartz my girl is free of her fear and enjoying life.
Carol ML, Chino Hills CA
Two years ago, I adopted a cat, Gladys, from the local, pro-humane, shelter where I volunteer. When I brought her home, I did the usual slow, gradual introduction to my other three cats. Much to my surprise, Gladys wanted the other three cats GONE. I was at a loss as to what to do. Then, I heard about Dr. Schwartz. I took Gladys to be evaluated by Dr. Schwartz. She was very thorough and kind. She made a plan which included both behavior training and medication. I am now very happy, and relieved, to say that all four of my cats get along great. It is really heart-warming to see all four of them stalking (in a group), through the window, a bird, lizard, or other creature, all the while “hiding” and getting ready to pounce. Thanks to Dr. Schwartz, you wouldn’t think there had ever been a problem.
Geri J, Mission Viejo CA
When I contacted Dr. Schwartz in March of 2013 I had tried many things to cure my dog Simon of his anxiety and compulsive disorder. He liked to pace around anything he could find, and spin around and chase his tail. Simon was very unhappy and I was very frustrated. At my first appointment, Dr. Schwartz listened to all my concerns and carefully asked me a lot of questions to come up with an initial plan to help Simon. She then helped me modify the initial plan to help Simon keep progressing. After perfecting the right medication and correct dosage and altering my daily routine, Simon is a completely different dog. He is a happy dog and I am a happy owner. I now have the dog I knew Simon could be. A big thank you goes to Dr. Schwartz! She is an amazing doctor and person! She was very patient in dealing with all my questions and emails. She truly cares about her patients. I highly recommend Dr. Schwartz to anyone who needs help improving the life of their pet. Thanks again Dr. Schwartz! I am very grateful for all that you have done for Simon and myself.
Paul B, Menifee CA
November 23, 2013
I was referred to Dr. Schwartz by my vet to address some issues that my dog Dolly was having with panic attacks/anxiety and territorial aggression. Dr. Schwartz not only prescribed an anti-anxiety medication but gave me many different training techniques to use in stressful situations to supplement the medication. With every visit to Dr. Schwartz we could see leaps of improvement in Dolly…she went from hiding by my side in our first office visit to falling asleep near Dr. Schwartz’ feet during our last visit! Dolly’s anxiety issues have subsided 100% and she rarely has issues with aggression, in fact, she has a new brother named Murphy (with the help of Dr. Schwartz)! I really can’t express my gratitude to Dr. Schwartz, she really has helped turn a stressed out Dolly into the happy, loving dog she deserves to be. If you are really serious about changing your life and your pet’s for the better, please go see Dr. Schwartz!
La Jolla, September 23, 2014
Lexi is a 7-year-old Lakeland Terrier I adopted at age 2 from a breeder who had opted not to show her. She is a high-spirited, friendly, loving dog, but a few months ago she suddenly began having episodes where she became highly agitated, leaping repeatedly at doors and gates, completely manic and panting heavily. At these times she was unresponsive to any commands and could not be calmed or soothed until, after hours of close confinement, the behavior gradually ceased, leaving her quite exhausted. Initial medication with tranquilizers was ineffective. She received a battery of tests, including an MRI, all of which showed no medical or neurological cause. A veterinary neurologist recommended Dr. Schwartz, who suggested that Lexi’s behavior might be the result of seizures. After consultation with the neurologist, Lexi was put on a regular program combining phenobarbital and alprazolam, which has totally restored Lexi’s playful, loving and obedient nature (well, she IS still a terrier) with no noticeable side effects. Dr. Schwartz’ astute diagnosis brought my dog back!
Brian M.. San Clemente, CA
October 6, 2014
Dear Dr. Stefanie, we both want to thank you for helping our little rescue dog, Gizella. When we adopted her we did not know she had been abused and was an anxious and fear biter. With your guidance and support she has improved tremendously in a very short time. She is almost perfect. We feel very lucky our vet referred us to you. Thank you for helping us save a life. We highly recommend you.
Thank you again, Judy, Gizella and our family
Newport Beach, October 7, 2014
Molly has improved so much under Dr. Schwartz’s care; we are so much happier. Molly is even relaxed around my pet chickens, protecting them when necessary! I have finally bonded with my dog and every day with her is a joy, thanks to her treatment.
Riverside, November 24, 2014