Mosby first came to Integrative Pet Care a year ago at the recommendation of a friend who had come for years with their Great Dane. Mosby was getting weaker in his hind limbs and there was some worry that he was painful. He met with Dr. Ridley who devised a custom rehabilitation program which included pain management modalities: laser, massage and acupuncture. Exercises were then introduced to start strengthening his hind limbs. When Dr. Ridley felt he was strong enough, he started the underwater treadmill!
“Before coming to Integrative, Mosby had trouble standing on hardwood floors (his back legs would slide apart), had trouble going down stairs – sometimes falling, and was just generally unstable on his feet. Now Mosby stands and walks great on wood floors (generally avoiding the yoga mats we have sown for him) and gets down the stairs well on his own. He is more playful and has more energy. He even jump into our bed and into the car on occasion – even when we are trying to keep him from doing so!” -David, Mosby’s dad
Mosby has continually done well with his therapies! He now has weekly sessions of either underwater treadmill and exercise/laser and acupuncture.
“Mosby’s typical day starts off by getting up early and dragging me down the stairs to get breakfast. Then he likes to lounge around the house, mostly on his bench in the front window where he can keep an eye on things and go crazy barking at the occasional cat of rabbit. During this time he gets a couple walks which he finds very exciting, then after a nice nap I come home and it’s time for dinner. After dinner he basically naps until bedtime where he (usually) waits for me to put him in bed with Cathy and I even though he will eventually get down and sleep the rest of the night in his favorite chair.” -David
“Watching Mosby’s improvement over the past year has been incredibly rewarding. He has gone from slipping on the floors and walking wobbly to doing a sit up and beg all on his own, which is not an easy task!” -Laura, Mosby’s therapist
Make a difference!
Each month we ask our POTM to choose an animal related organization to spotlight during his or her “reign”. Mosby has asked us to tell you about CRISP.
CRISP provides free services to help Chicago pet owners keep their pets rather than surrendering them. And if we can’t help you find a way to keep your pet, our network of Chicago dog and cat lovers will help you place them immediately with a rescue group or no-kill shelter to bypass the city shelter completely.