And on the 70th Day, He Walked…Backwards!

And on the 70th Day, He Walked…Backwards!

Chapter 8 By Leslie Gallagher At this point Maverick had been with us for almost three months. We had thrown everything including the kitchen sink at him. We had given him many, many hours of PT. We’d had every expert we knew of weigh in on how to help him. We had stretched and stretched […]

It Takes An Army – Maverick is Helped by Vets, PTs, RVTs, Even A Pediatrician

Posted by on Jun 18, 2015 in Read All of Maverick's Blogs Here! | No Comments
It Takes An Army – Maverick is Helped by Vets, PTs, RVTs, Even A Pediatrician

  Chapter 7 By Leslie Gallagher One of the “nice” things about having a paralyzed puppy that is also adorable is that everyone wants to help him. People consistently, daily, hourly stop me when I’m carrying Mav around and ask what happened to him, tell me he’s adorable, and then ask me how they can […]

The Bills Pile Up- And Some Angels Step In!

The Bills Pile Up- And Some Angels Step In!

Chapter 6 By Leslie Gallagher So by now I’ve had Maverick for a couple of weeks and the bills were starting to pile up. I was more than a little bit anxious about how I was going to finance this latest adventure as Kenny, my last “project” had cost four arms and ten legs. We were […]

HERE COMES THE KITCHEN SINK! – Throwing everything at Maverick

HERE COMES THE KITCHEN SINK! – Throwing everything at Maverick

Chapter 5 By Leslie Gallagher Starting Maverick’s therapy was a tad overwhelming. Treating a paralyzed dog is normally a piece of cake for me. I know exactly what to do every step of the way. My staff and I can figure out how to make each muscle move the way it needs to, we can […]

My Chi is Broken! – Maverick visits a holistic vet

My Chi is Broken! – Maverick visits a holistic vet

Chapter 4 By Leslie Gallagher I was feeling pretty down in the dumps. All of my vet friends who had seen Maverick were grim about his prognosis. Call me stubborn, call me stupid, call me whatever you want, I was going to get this puppy walking again REGARDLESS of what any of my vets said! […]

Maverick is “An Extremely Interesting Case”

Posted by on May 4, 2015 in Read All of Maverick's Blogs Here! | No Comments
Maverick is “An Extremely Interesting Case”

Chapter 3 By Leslie Gallagher   Maverick the paralyzed puppy had entered my life and it was time to get to work. I needed a baseline so I decided to do the one thing I could think of to check how contracted his muscles were. I grabbed a goniometer to measure his range of motion. In […]

First Impressions of Our Paralyzed Puppy – Yikes!!

Posted by on Apr 24, 2015 in Read All of Maverick's Blogs Here! | No Comments
First Impressions of Our Paralyzed Puppy – Yikes!!

Chapter 2 By Leslie Gallagher Maverick the Paralyzed Puppy was about to enter our lives. The day arrived all too quickly. In one small way the stars were slightly in alignment for us as both the paralyzed Goldendoodle AND the German Shepherd who refused to use her back leg that we had been boarding for several […]

Say Hello to a Paralyzed Puppy – Maverick’s Adventure Begins

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015 in Read All of Maverick's Blogs Here! | No Comments
Say Hello to a Paralyzed Puppy – Maverick’s Adventure Begins

Chapter 1 By Leslie Gallagher When you work in the field of canine physical therapy there is an endless line of people who want to give you their paralyzed animal so that you can take care of it because “It’s too much for me,” “you are so good at this,” or “I work all day and […]

The End of Our Story- Ken Finds His Forever Home

The End of Our Story- Ken Finds His Forever Home

Chapter 22 By Leslie Gallagher Well, we knew that Kenny and Winnie liked each other. We knew that Megan and her husband were ready for another dog to join their household after the loss of Tucker. We knew that Kenny desperately needed a home with another dog to play with that was a female. But […]

Toenails– the long and short of it

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Canine Physical Therapy | No Comments
Toenails– the long and short of it

In the practice of canine rehabilitation medicine, we spend a lot of time focusing on knees, backs, hips, shoulders and elbows, but it is important to remember the importance of feet. With regards to the texture, temperature and firmness of the ground, the feet are the first line of communication between the land and the […]

Load More