Dr. B’s Main Focus Is Providing The Highest Level of Care
I have very high standards when it comes to caring for my cats, and am fortunate to have them under Dr. Basko’s care. He is a well-respected, talented expert in his field, which is important. Equally important, though, is his kind, gentle nature, and the fact that he treats animals with a great deal of respect and dignity.
It has become very apparent to me that Dr. B.’s main focus is on providing the highest level of care for animals — period. With Dr. B., I always feel that I receive excellent value for my financial outlay, which has not been true with many other veterinarians I’ve dealt with.
Dr. Basko is outstanding, and gets my highest recommendation!
He Gave Me More Time With My Dog
Jake, our beloved Golden Retriever, was beginning to have Hypoglycemic seizures, as well as problems with his hips. The Western treatment was to put him on Prednisone that had him going downhill within the week that is was prescribed. Thankfully, Dr. Basko provided his acupuncture treatments, herbal recommendations and recipes. Jake was given a “second wind” and quality of life until it was time to let him go.
Dr. Basko has also treated our Lab, Tasha, with acupuncture when she injured her back playing ball. He has cured her incontinence with prescribed herbs and dried yams that are cooked in her food.
Thank you, Dr. Basko for your devotion and support to “all creatures great and small.”
Dr. B Goes Beyond The Call of Duty
We met Dr. Basko about 12 years ago. Our golden retriever Kula had an autoimmune disease and Dr. Basko was able to wean him off the ridiculous amounts of prednisone he was on and get him to an optimum level of health with herbs and diet. Upon his suggestion, we started feeding Kula a special diet of cooked foods prepared for his explicit dietary needs. What an amazing difference in Kula. All of his skin issues immediately went away and he regulated his weight to become very lean and fit. Vet visits every month became non-existent and instead Kula only sees our Oahu vet for his regular scheduled check-ups.
In the past year, Kula at the age of 12 began to have arthritis issues in his hips. Dr. B gave us some natural recommendations and as a result, Kula is like a new dog. When friends and family come over, they cannot believe Kula is the same dog. Through Dr. Basko’s vast knowledge of: veterinary medicine, Chinese acupuncture and medicine, herbs, energy healing systems and nutrition, Kula is the healthiest he has ever been in his entire 13 ½ years.
For Kula’s last appointment, his blood test results were faultlessly stellar. Kula hit all of his markers perfectly and has never been emotionally and physically healthier.
What truly makes Dr. Basko stand out from his contemporaries is that he is the most compassionate, loving person you could ever meet. His authentic love and passion for his work and compassion for his clients and their animals goes beyond the call of duty.
When our 12 ½ year old German Shepherd Misha was transitioning, Dr. Basko came over after his long day of appointments and euthanized her. It was the most heart- wrenching day of our lives, but because of Dr. B. we were able to send Misha off to her next adventure in the comfort of her home with her family around her. We will never ever be able to thank Dr. Basko enough for the being available to help us in our time of need and the day of Misha’s passing will always be remembered as a beautiful one instead of one of great loss and misery.
Mandy & Eric H.
He Did Wonders For My Dog
Dr Basko did wonders for my dog, Kapuni, and greatly improved his quality of life for the last two and a half years that he was with me.
My Sheltie, Kapuni, had major surgery for a growth on his pancreas and intestine. After the surgery, he was unable to keep any of the very expensive brands of special dog food down and was becoming weaker. The vet believed he was dying. I did some internet research and discovered Dr Basko on Kauai. I faxed him Kapuni’s medical and lab results and we set up an appointment for the next time he would be on Oahu. He suggested that I give Kapuni home cooked food to see if he would be able to keep that down. Not only could he keep it down, but he absolutely LOVED it. (My younger Sheltie has been on home cooked food for the past 5 years and seems much younger than her 8 years. Her coat is so healthy and shiny that everyone comments on it. Thanks to Dr B and his dog food recipes I will NEVER feed my dog anything but home prepared food ever again).
Kapuni also had arthritis and had a difficult time manipulating the stairs in my townhouse or doing his daily walk. He had to be carried up and down the stairs. Dr. Basko suggested acupuncture and some of his specially formulated supplements. After the first session, he was able to walk aroundthe block AND go up and down the stairs all by himself! It was amazing! After that, Kapuni had acupuncture every month and he absolutely loved it! He could hardly wait to get out of the car for his monthly sessions of acupuncture and massage. He loved the attention and I’m sure he knew it made him feel better.
Eventually, I had to move to the Mainland with Kapuni and was out of Dr Basko’s travel range. Kapuni died at the age of 13, and I miss him very much, but thanks to Dr Basko, I had him for another few years and last years of his life were healthier, and happier – and more pain free. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
I can hardly wait for the new pet food cookbook to come out!
Under Dr. B’s Guidance, My Dog’s Skin Condition Cleared
We adopted Lono from the Kauai Humane Society at age 7 months and he was a joy from the start, but he also had a reoccurring skin condition that we couldn’t get a handle on. He would suddenly get red and have pustules that he would scratch and would develop a secondary infection. By the time we had him for 4 months, he was put on his 3rd round of antibiotics and steroids. He was put on a prescription dry dog food for allergies, which he refused to eat and we were really worried. We took him to Dr. Basko, who prescribed healthy home cooked food, a few supplements and gave us some Genesis Skin Lotion to make him more comfortable. Within a few weeks, his skin condition cleared up. Lono has never needed antibiotics or steroids again and is a happy, healthy 20-month-old dog. Thanks so much Dr. Basko!
Peggy & Hank G.
Dr. B Brought Comfort, Relief, and Life Back to Senior Dogs and Cats
I met Dr. Basko when I was looking for help with my Rottweiler and his massive and aggressive lypoma that had invaded his chest cavity and was threatening his life. I had tried all that western medicine had to offer. Drugs, surgeries, more drugs and more surgeries. After years of fighting this battle with the lypoma I was told there was nothing else to do. I didn’t believe this and was graced with the chance meeting of Dr. Basko. When I finally meet him I was so eager to have him see my Rottweiler I set up and appointment immediately. Dr. Basko was able to do what no one before him was able to do. He stopped the progression of the growth of the lypoma. Even better yet he was able to shrink the lypoma!
Over the years my association with Dr. Basko has deepened and grown. I have referred many a dog owner to Dr. Basko and seen wonderful results. I have seen a large golden retriever dodge the surgical knife for patella laxation in both knees. Through Dr. Basko’s acupuncture and massage treatments, his developing a proper diet and exercise program for this dog, and prescribing the proper supplements, this dog did not have to undergo 2 painful surgeries.
I have witnessed Dr. Basko bring comfort, relief and quality of life back to senior dogs and cats that would otherwise have spent their last months or years drugged up or put to sleep before their time. Countless dogs with severe allergies, epileptic seizures, and my list goes on.
It is not just Dr. Basko’s mechanical techniques of using acupuncture and massage or the intellectual knowledge of which supplement and herb to use or how to formulate a diet for the particular condition that sets him apart from the rest. It is his knowing how to do all of these things combined with his ability to connect with his animal clients on a spiritual level.
He has my deepest admiration and respect as a healer.
Wendy Mah, MA, CPDT, Animal Behaviorist
I Cannot Recommend Dr. B and His Methods Enough!
Mocha, a pure breed AKC Chocolate Lab was diagnosed with lymphnoma cancer after we discovered some lumps on her. When we first went to our vet in Kailua, we were so hoping her original test results for the lumps would not be what they turned out to be. We went the route of conventional treatment in hopes it would stop, reverse, or deter the cancer. Unfortunately it did not, so my wife Juanilla flew to Kauai to consult with Dr. Basko, who she had researched.
Our decision was to have Dr. Basko treat Mocha as well and with his suggestion, we even had another vet work with Mocha for additional acupuncture. All the vets were wonderful and Mocha was always the trouper as her toe nails clippedy clipped across the office tiles like a tap dancer, when she had to have any sort of treatment. As heartwrenching as it is to go through this as an animal’s care giver, imagine the being the animal! Mocha had good and bad days as Dr. Basko suggested may occur, and she seemed to be doing well with treatment.
Dr. Basko’s suggestion to allow Mocha to live her life normally and allow her to do her favorite things, like go to the beach and swim, was what kept her going. More than once it seemed she might leave us, yet she managed to hold on just a little longer, most likely for our sakes instead of herself. At one point (when driving her to the beach on what seemed to be our last time spent together) she placed her paw on my hand as if to console me and say it was all going to be all right, and I should not be sad or worry about her. She did not pass that day, however she finally did so at home on her own terms, when none of us were around her.
I cannot recommend Dr. Basko and his methods of treating animals enough, as well as his recipes for cooking for them. We cooked for Mocha, and she loved to eat the home cooked meals so much! We know Mocha enjoyed Dr. Basko and most certainly appreciated all he did for her.
Mahalo for all you do in helping animals in need, Dr. B!