Pet of the Month

KaBoom – Multiple Protruding Discs & IVDD at C2-C3

Meet KaBoom, our May 2018 Pet of the Month!  KaBoom is a 14 year old Staffordshire Terrier.  Over the years, he has led a very active life!  For many years, he ran agility and earned his Master Agility Championship (MACH) with the American Kennel Club (AKC).  At the start of agility class, he loved to greet people as they arrived for class.  He also has practiced Nose Work and Dock Diving.

After noticing hind limb weakness, he was diagnosed with spondylosis and multiple disc protrusions in summer 2016.  After 18 months, there was no improvement and his front limbs became affected.  A second MRI showed a disc protrusion at cervical disc 2 and 3 (C2-C3).  These vertebrae are higher in the neck and protrusions here can affect all 4 limbs to varying degrees. 

KaBoom started rehabilitation at Pawsitive Steps Rehabilitation & Therapy for Pets in December 2017.  Understandably, his stamina was poor, it was difficult for him to stand for more than a few seconds, and he would frequently knuckle on fore limbs and hind limbs.  With basic homework exercises and underwater treadmill, KaBoom slowly showed improvement.  He was able to walk longer distances and stand for much longer.

In March 2018, KaBoom was able to go on his family’s annual vacation.  During his time off, his family continued with his rehabilitation exercises, acupuncture and swam him every day.  He continues to swim multiple times a week here, receives acupuncture once a week, and is stronger than ever!  We are so proud of KaBoom and his family and all their hard work to keep him active in his senior years.

Kona – Iliopsoas Strain turned Fitness Patient

Peyton – Neurologic Signs Involving All 4 Limbs (Cervical FCE)

Quincy - Episodes of Neck & L Shoulder Pain

Georgia – Medial Luxating Patellas

MacKenzie – Suspected FCE Affecting All Limbs

Lizzie – Arthritis and Weight Management

Bruno – HL Neurologic Signs, Degenerative Myelopathy

Peanut – Weight Loss during Rehab for 2 TPLO Surgeries

Russell – L Rear Limb Prosthesis

Shy - Spinal arthritis and HL ataxia

Bella – Journey Back from Bilateral Cruciate Injuries

Petey – Cervical Neck Pain & Weight Management

Mr. Belvidere – Rear Limb Neurologic Problems

Bella & Echo – Dock Diving Duo

Lucca - Orthosis Device for L FL Congenital Abnormality

Oliver – Chronic rear limb neurologic signs following back surgery

Brandy – Multiple Prolapsed Discs with a “Side of Arthritis”

Niki – Arthritis in Multiple Joints & Lots of Other Conditions too

Heckel – Post-op L TTA rehab & Agility Competitor

Finn – Assistance Dog with Spinal Arthritis and Muscle Atrophy

Joey – Conformation Competitor Returns to Action after TPLO Surgeries

Phoebe – Arthritis, Back & Neck Pain and an old CCL injury

Chica – Fractured Spine & Rear Limb Paresis

Indie – Bilateral Hip Dysplasia in a Young Dog

Tigger - R cruciate tear & a heart condition

Quigley - Unusual R Rear Limb Lameness

Boomer – Senior Agility Competitor

Marlo - Arthritis in Multiple Joints, Weight Loss Success Story

Charles J. Schnickelfritz - aka "Charlie" - R FL amputee

Nahanni - Severe arthritis in hips and lumbar spine

Roo, the Hopping Puppy - Unusual Front Limb Gait

Mason - Chronic Arthritis

Brunhilda - L HL house slipper prosthesis corrects 3rd limb for this kitty

Miss Daisy - R HL Prosthetic Device

Bodacious - post-op back surgery

Emma - L cruciate tear + IMHA/ITP

Chance - HL paresis

Vinny - L FL radial nerve damage

Sadie - L HL fractures with neurologic deficits

Doods - Post-op TPLO rehab in the canine athlete

Nema - R FL Orthotic Device

Lulu - L TPLO sx & Elbow Dysplasia

Faith - spinal traction injury

Ranger - FCE (Fibrocartilaginous Embolism)

Roy - R FL Congenital Abnormality & Prosthesis Patient

Bialy - OA, R Cruciate Tear, Wt Mgmt

Foxy - L FL lameness

Poppy - Fracture & MPL

Lady - IVDD/Disc Disease

Coco Channel - L HL amputation

Willow - Prosthesis for Congenital Limb Defect

Lucy - Lupus & Arthritis

Bailey - HL Neurologic Issues

Polar - Arthritis in Multiple Joints

Baby - Back Injury & Orthopedic Problems

Baxter - Spinal Luxation

Klara - Cruciate Sx & Disc Sx

Pebbles - Orthopedic & Neurologic Problems

Pixel - R Hock & R Stifle Sx