The bond between humans and the animals they care for is like no other. We often think of ourselves as the caretakers or the “parents” of our pets – we watch out for their safety and wellbeing, and we want the very best lives for them. But sometimes, the roles can be reversed – sometimes, our beloved pets are the ones who protect us.

Dr. Ava Frick, Veterinary Medical Director for Electromedical Products International, Inc., was lucky enough to bear witness to one such story, and to care for a very heroic goat. Here, she relates the story:


A goat receives Alpha-Stim treatment

Esau receives Alpha-Stim treatment on his injured legs

Nisah Chand grew up with the Monks of the Himalayan mountains and eventually made her way to America.  Sometime after being here, she began to lose her sight and then her hearing. She can see somewhat but is mostly deaf. Because of this, her ability to communicate has been compromised. I first met Nisha 10 or so years ago when she was helping a deaf center with animal interaction.

Recently, Nisha acquired 5 goats. One day a large dog got into the fenced-in area and killed 3 of the goats. Nisha rushed out to chase off the dog and in the process she was attacked by the dog. One goat, named Esau, ran in, charging the dog to save Nisha. The dog bit Esau’s right rear leg and then got ahold of the left foreleg, shattering the bones in the carpus.

Esau was taken to the University of Missouri Veterinary Teaching Hospital, where radiographs and other tests confirmed the depth of the injury. There was not any surgery that could save his leg. Nisha went home determined to save him anyway.

I had an old Alpha-Stim 100, which I donated to Nisha so she could do extended treatments on Esau. A month ago, he could not walk at all. Today he is putting some weight on the leg, although he still has reduced range of motion.  My staff is doing MET (microcurrent electrical therapy) treatments on him.

Dr. Frick is a pioneer in the field of veterinary rehabilitation – over the years, she has discovered the absolute best methods for treating pain and injuries in animals of all types, even when the prognosis seems grim. One of the treatment methods that Dr. Frick has come to rely on is Alpha-Stim®.

Alpha-Stim is an FDA cleared medical device that is clinically proven to safely and effectively treat acute, post-traumatic, and chronic pain in animals. Two handheld Smart Probes deliver microcurrent electrical therapy (MET) directly to the site of the animal’s pain. Results are long lasting and often immediate; and since Alpha-Stim is not a drug, there is no risk of scary side effects. Its effectiveness is backed by more than 100 clinical research studies.

Your love for your pet is strong – and chances are, your pet’s devotion is just as unshakable as Esau’s was for Nisah. So when your pets are suffering from pain, turn to the very best option: pain relief that is fast, safe, and effective, with none of the scary side effects. Ask your veterinarian if their office offers Alpha-Stim, or get started here to purchase a device for use at home (a prescription from your veterinarian is required.)

About Alpha-Stim® For Animals

Alpha-Stim is an FDA cleared, handheld medical device that has been proven time and again to effectively treat acute, post traumatic, and chronic pain, as well as anxiety, insomnia, and depression.

Cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) is delivered through a patented waveform via two earclip electrodes to treat anxiety, insomnia, and depression. Microcurrent electrical therapy (MET) delivers pain relief directly to the source of an animal’s discomfort via two handheld Smart Probes.

The effectiveness of Alpha-Stim is backed by over 100 independent clinical research studies. It is the most popular medical device used at home in the treatment and elimination of pain, anxiety, and stress-related disorders in animals. Alpha-Stim is recommended and relied upon by Dr. Ava Frick, the leading authority in veterinary microcurrent therapy.

Alpha-Stim is easy to use at home or in clinic, and treatments last mere minutes. Relief is long lasting and often immediate, and results are cumulative – unlike with medications, your patients will require fewer and fewer treatments over time. Alpha-Stim is available by prescription in the United States and over-the-counter in other countries. To offer Alpha-Stim therapy at your veterinary practice, click here to buy now!