A Human Would Take That Deal – Doing the work to get the results

A Human Would Take That Deal – Doing the work to get the results

Chapter 9 By Leslie Gallagher The weeks after Maverick’s first steps were absolutely exhausting. As if we weren’t tired enough already! Maverick REALLY wanted to get up and greet people, get up and meet dogs and “help” with their therapy, especially when therapy meant lamb-flavored treats being handed out for jobs well done. He figured […]

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 […]

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! […]

Toenails– the long and short of it

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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 […]

OCD Lesions

OCD Lesions

OCD (or osteochondrosis dessicans) is an orthopedic condition where the cartilage of a developing joint matures abnormally. OCD can occur in any joint, but is especially common in the shoulders and elbows of young, large breed dogs. As a dog grows, cartilage is gradually replaced by bone, a process referred to as endochrondral ossification. With […]

They want to have a play date – A perfect home at last?

They want to have a play date – A perfect home at last?

“Would Kenny like to come live with us?” a question that just about knocked me right out of my socks. I was sitting on the floor next to Kenny massaging a little poodle with a bad back. Megan, the woman that posed this question was a long-time client who had owned a big beautiful old […]

Going Viral – The World Learns About Ken

Going Viral – The World Learns About Ken

By Leslie Gallagher My silver bullet had failed to find its mark. Dr. L, as awesome as he was, was not going to work out for Ken. We had absolutely no other good options on the horizon for the perfect home for Kenny. We were keeping Kenny far away from Monty and Kashmir while letting […]

Iliopsoas Myopathy

Iliopsoas Myopathy

Jonit Barsky, DVM, CCRT, CVA Iliopsoas injury is one of the most common sporting injuries in dogs, and is also frequently misdiagnosed as other conditions.  Any dog that accelerates quickly, jumps, or makes tight turns, is prone to iliopsoas strains.  In particular, dogs that are sporadically active or inappropriately conditioned for exercise or work may […]

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