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!

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Rebekah J Taylor
Rebekah J Taylor
posted 3 weeks ago

Vets and staff are amazing. They care very deeply about every pet's health and wellbeing. You can tell they love their jobs. They take their time to explain every detail and go through as many options as possible and help you work with your budget when possible.

anita harrison
anita harrison
posted 1 month ago

Tipp City Vet. is the BEST place. The staff is so helpful & caring. Charlie had to stay the night because he was so sick. They called with updates. & helped us feel he was in good hands. I recommend this place to EVERYBODY!

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