Max Powers is a six year old Dachshund mix diagnosed in December with Intervertebral Disc Disease. His symptoms started out with limitations in mobility, lethargy and pain. Very quickly, his symptoms deteriorated and he was unable to walk and was experiencing a significant amount of pain. Dr. Jacob quickly diagnosed him with IVDD after a radiograph showed narrowing space and increased opacity in his spinal cord. Max was put on pain medications, steroids, strict cage rest to help the muscles tighten, and a round of laser therapy.
Unfortunately, after starting the medications, Max showed no signs of improvement. A surgical procedure had been recommended and Dr. Jim took on the task of performing a Dorsal Laminectomy to help relieve the compression on his spine. Max’s procedure was performed on January 3rd. The following video was taken January, 10th, just one week after his surgery.
Max’s owner just called today to say that he is walking on his own and is able to go outside to go potty and find his food in the kitchen. She still uses the sling for his safety, but he is recovering at a remarkable speed. From the diagnosis, treatment and surgical intervention, Max has been a little medical miracle for us and we are all so happy that he is doing so well. We think Max Powers is a pretty appropriate name for this remarkable little guy!
Amazing Boarding facilities! Immaculately clean and odor free! They provided us with a tour prior to our first boarding so we could make an informed decision about who to trust with the care of our little guy. Everyone has had that one experience where they can't enjoy their vacation because they are worried if their pet is being taken care of properly! We now can actually enjoy our time away knowing that our little pup is very well taken care of! And they have a text line you can use for updates! They make you feel like your pet is just as important to them as they are. to you. Give them a try....you won't be sorry! If Barkley could talk, he would say... I'm a happy camper! Thank you mom and dad for bringing me here!
The Drs actually take time to get to know your pet. They ask questions and listen to the answers. The vet techs bring in a plate if snacks and gain their trust before the exam begins. Very caring staff from front desk to boarding to animals care. We use them for boarding and day care. The dogs love it and can't wait to get out if the car and go in. We will be moving 20 mikes away, but continue to keep them as vet and boarding. A truly caring facility and the dogs love it and the staff.