Patient Stories

Nose Work has been an amazing experience for both Zoy and me

With Nose Work, my best pal is truly engaged, motivated, and happy at every session.   Guest blogger: Juliana, Zoy’s Mommy Zoy has always been such a joy!!! For the eight years we have been together she has pulled me along on her leash with a zest for life and has reminded me how to find the joy in each … read more

Zoy, the Black Lab who loves Nose Work!

Meet Zoy, a 9-year old Black Lab who is benefitting from K9 Nose Work®. Zoy is a friendly 9-year old girl with a big smile and a zest for life. She loves to swim, and to bounce in the air as a way of greeting her human friends. Nothing stops Zoy from wagging her tail and being her naturally exuberant … read more

After getting therapy, Great Dane is now giving therapy.

Izzi is a 6 year old Great Dane (you met Izzi in a previous blog). This summer, three years after her recovery from paralysis due to spinal cord disease, Izzi continues to live a full and active life. Together with her human companion, Izzi went through the rigorous training to become a therapy dog. Izzi now works one shift a … read more

Multi-Modal Rehab Helps Crosby Live an Active Life

Crosby Marie, an 11 year old Golden Retriever gets a combination of acupuncture, chiropractic, laser, physical therapy, and pain medication to help her live life to the fullest. Crosby has kind eyes, a gentle sweet nature, and she loves people. When Crosby was 4 years old, she had surgery to repair a torn ligament in one of her knees. She … read more

Skeeter, 1992-2012: In Loving Memory

Skeeter was Barb’s faithful companion for many years. His faithful greeting always showed his love. He was a lucky horse to have Barb as his owner because she did everything possible to give him a good quality of life despite his severe navicular disease. Navicular disease involves bone degeneration and soft tissue damage in horses’ feet. There is no cure … read more

Acupuncture and Massage for Wobbler Syndrome

Veterinary Acupuncture and Massage Help a Great Dane with Wobbler Syndrome I met Isabella Jane (also know as Izzi), a 5-year old Great Dane, two years ago after she had been diagnosed with Wobbler Syndrome. This is an abnormality in the neck that causes compression of the spinal cord. Different things can go wrong with the vertebrae that end up … read more

Three-Legged MaxFund Dog Gets Some Help From Orthopets

An Orthopedic Brace Helps an Amputee Dog Grasshopper is a 2 year old Italian greyhound/Chihuahua dog who was living at the MaxFund shelter when I met him. A charming guy, this small dog with a big personality instantly worked his magic on me. I considered adopting him. He had already been returned to the shelter once because he had jumped … read more

Frankie’s Story

Acupuncture and chiropractic help a cat with hair loss and muscle tension Frankie is a 13 year old cat who was born with cerebellar hypoplasia. This is a neurological disorder in which the part of his brain controlling balance and coordination is underdeveloped. There is no cure, but cats born this way can be healthy and happy, like a normal … read more

Daphne’s Story

Osteoarthritis Relief for Giant Breed Dogs Daphne is a 10 year old female spayed Newfoundland who I first saw 2 years ago. Her hind end was so painful and weak she had trouble getting up, was reluctant to go on walks, and was generally not a happy dog. Medication had not helped much with her pain and the side effects … read more

Tribute to Rio

A 30-year old QH gelding’s struggle with laminitis Rio was a QH gelding who was diagnosed with laminitis 5 years ago. Rio’s owner, LeeAnn, was fortunate to have shared so many years with him before he died at age 30. Kris (Rio’s farrier) and I were fortunate to have known Rio and been able to help him a little bit … read more