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Oct 2015 Hershey

2 years ago · · Comments Off on Oct 2015 Hershey · Homer Glen, Homer Glen's Patient of the Month, Patient of the Month ·, , , , , , ,

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Ever think a dog could pull a wheelie? Well, Hershey can & does! Hershey started rehab with us in April 2014. Although looking at him you would never know it, Hershey has the highest grade of hip dysplasia that a pet can have. He doesn’t let that slow him down though.

“When I first saw Hershey, he had one of the worst cases of hip dysplasia I have seen in 20 years. I cannot believe how stoic of a dog he is to not show any clinical signs before now. He is truly a great companion to his family and a great patient to work on.”

-Dr. Joe DeMoor (Primary Vet, Colonial Manor Animal Hospital)

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May 2015 Tsubo

3 years ago · · Comments Off on May 2015 Tsubo · Chicago, Chicago's Patient of the Month, Patient of the Month ·, , , ,

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Tsubo was adopted from Baja Animal Rescue – a rare no-kill shelter in Northern Mexico that rescues street dogs, rehabilitates them and finds them happy homes.

“We knew he was going to be part of our family the moment we met him – his calm demeanor and the way he tucked his head into our laps when we said hello won us over. The rescue warned us that he had some issues with one of his hind legs – a consequence of abuse or being hit by a car – both sadly common with dogs in Mexico. His slight limp and awkward stance didn’t seem to slow him down one bit, and we decided that we would deal with it as needed in the future – this was our dog, nothing was changing that.”

-Nina, one of Tsubo’s moms

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April 2015 Arthur

3 years ago · · Comments Off on April 2015 Arthur · Chicago, Chicago's Patient of the Month, Patient of the Month ·, , , ,

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Arthur

Arthur’s parents were initially looking for a pal for their other old english sheepdog, Winston who, at the time, had recently lost his brother Duke.  Well, it was love at first sight the second they saw him on Chicagoland Old English Sheepdog Rescue’s website!  They opened their hearts and home to the 10 year old knowing that he would have a hard time finding a family and it seemed like the perfect fit for their 12 year old Sheepdog Winston.  They became immediate pals, spending their days as gentlemen of leisure should.

Arthur was surrendered to the rescue because he was having “accidents” in the house.  Well it turned out that he had a long term untreated urinary tract infection and had been about 50 lbs overweight at one point.  He had led a largely sedentary life, which negatively impacted his health and fitness. Jim and Scott wanted him to be as healthy and happy for his new life with them so they decided to bring him in for an evaluation.  They saw great results for Winston and knew that Integrative Pet Care’s approach to working with each pet on an individual basis to find out what works best would be the key to his success!

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Jan 2015 Kayla

3 years ago · · Comments Off on Jan 2015 Kayla · Chicago, Chicago's Patient of the Month, Patient of the Month ·, , , , , , , , ,

Kayla at Starved Rock

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When Laura walked into Anti-Cruelty in 2011, she had her mind set on adopting a smaller dog.  Well, all that changed when she saw a quiet dog staring at her with those ‘sad eyes’ that you just can’t resist.  Kayla was 3 ½ at that time and had been relinquished due to a family member’s allergies and then returned by another family after she ate a couch.  4 years later Laura and Kayla are attached at the hip and she has yet to eat anything she shouldn’t. Kayla is the perfect mix of hiking companion and couch snuggler!

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