Dr. Steven D. Garner DVM, DABVP is an innovator. When a cutting-edge veterinary treatment is introduced, he is known for setting his sights on mastering the technology if it will benefit his patients. That is why the veterinarian uses stem cell therapy to keep IVDD dogs walking. He is one of a handful of professionals who perform this procedure in a private clinic. [Read more…]
Olivia is the newest fur kid to join our family. We adopted her last October and instantly fell in love with her sweet Beagle-ness. Olivia came to us on a transport of shelter dogs from Oklahoma so I don’t know much about her past. I was told that as a puppy she was tossed out of a car in a parking lot. A woman rescued her and took her to a shelter. A year later she was still waiting for her forever home so the rescue group thought she would have better luck if she travelled to a state (like mine) that did not have as many Beagles. Their theory worked because she became part of our family the same day she arrived.
Not knowing Olivia’s history is a concern to me. I wonder if she had any previous health problems or what her nutrition was like as a puppy. Last month I was offered the opportunity to give Olivia a healthy new start with Nutri-Vet® Multi-Vite Chewables for dogs and I jumped at the chance.
Are you familiar with integrative veterinary medicine? It’s a type of veterinary practice you should know if your dog or cat has a spinal condition. Taking your pet to an integrative veterinarian can benefit your paralyzed dog and you in lots of ways. It can save you time and ensure that your fur kid receives coordinated medical care.
Life can get crazy for the caretaker of a paraplegic pet. When Sophie started to lose her ability to walk, we made visits to our regular veterinarian for her medical workup, we went to a specialist for laser therapy, and we had weekly appointments with the holistic veterinarian for her acupuncture treatments. There were a lot of balls in the air that could have been simplified if an integrative veterinarian had been involved [Read more…]
Charlie Sparkle’s purpose in life is to make people happy. Born with Spina bifida, the 3-year-old English bulldog works his magic every week as a certified therapy dog in Logan, Utah. He scoots through the halls of the Sunshine Foundation’s Terrace Grove Assisted Living putting a smile on the faces of the residents. [Read more…]
Animal lovers in Juniata County, PA are pulling together because a paralyzed Labrador/ Great Dane puppy needs a miracle. I hope you’ll join their effort by sharing Wyatt’s story. The ordeal began on January 7 when State police were called about a young dog lying on the side of a road. Officials think Wyatt was hit by a car. They transported him to a local veterinary hospital where it was discovered the 55 pound puppy had multiple fractures in his spine.
One Dog At A Time rescue came forward to care for Wyatt. They are hopeful he will walk again if he can be examined by a veterinary Neurologist. [Read more…]