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Patient of the Month December 2020 Homer Glen

 

Eve

Eve was adopted as an adult from her breeder (Linincorgis) in Wisconsin. She was a singleton puppy hand-raised by her breeder and then did not develop the coat required for confirmation and breeding, so she was placed with her family when they inquired looking for a puppy, and they were happy to have her join our family as an adult!

Eve grew up bottle fed and then moved in to her forever home at 16 months of age. She did agility for a number of years until she developed a hip flexor/quad injury, after which she retired but did some nose work.  Over time she developed arthritis and now has degenerative myelopathy (DM), which is similar to ALS in humans. 

 

We first came to Integrative Pet Care to address problems Eve was having with her previous muscle injuries and arthritis. During her time in rehab from that, we began to notice subtle signs of DM where Eve would shuffle her feet. As the DM progressed, Eve began losing the ability to use her back legs.  Eve’s rehab has now shifted to addressing that.  

Integrative Pet Care has been instrumental in helping Eve initially come back from injury and now in helping her stay active and mobile while batting DM. Integrative Pet Care developed a home exercise program for Eve and assisted in obtaining her a wheelchair cart and fitting her for that. IPC also helped with prescribing Eve an Assisi loop and with fitting a Help Em Up Harness. 

Eve uses the underwater treadmill at Integrative Pet Care weekly to help her maintain strength and mobility. Underwater treadmill is highly recommended for dogs with DM and we are grateful to have the ability for Eve to use one with such great people helping her.         

Eve loves going to her appointments where she is pretty sure that she tricks everyone into giving her peanut butter and treats. We highly recommend Integrative Pet Care to anyone looking for rehab services! Eve can be found on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/CorgiEve

-Eve’s family


Eve is one of my favorite Corgis in all the world!  She first came to us with arthritis in her hips and responded well to her treatment.  As the years passed she developed a degenerative spinal cord disease and is now in a cart.  She continues to be so full of life even with all her challenges.  We love it when Eve comes to Integrative Pet Care!

Dr. Amber Ihrke, Eve’s IPC Veterinarian


Eve makes my day every time she rolls through the door! She has the best attitude and just loves everyone. She has not let her D.M slow her down in the slightest. There is nothing Eve will not do for some beef liver or peanut butter. I genuinely enjoy my sessions with her!

Katie, Eve’s IPC Therapist

We absolutely love working with Eve! She is by far one of the best corgis out there! Recently, degenerative myelopathy has been affecting her back legs more, but it hasn’t affected her spirit. She loves riding in her wagon and stopping everyone that passes by to say hi to them! Eve can’t get enough attention or treats it seems like, but that’s okay, we’re always happy to spoil her as we work with her to keep her as mobile as possible for as long as possible. She does great walking in the water, and I feel incredibly blessed to be a part of her rehab team! It’s always an exciting time of the week when Eve comes to see us!

Michelle, Eve’s IPC Therapist

Each month we ask our POTM to choose an organization to share that is close to their heart. This month Eve’s family has chosen Corgi Aid  https://corgiaid.org.  This is a NFP program that provides carts to rescue corgis or other corgis in need, along with assistance with foster care and medical bills for rescue corgis in need.  Eve’s cart will be donated to them when she no longer can use it.