Jessie’s Dorsal Laminectomy–Part Six: The Second Opinion
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 If I received a recommendation for surgery for myself, I would research options. If no other option besides surgery was feasible, I would seek a second opinion on the type … Read More

Jessie’s Dorsal Laminectomy–Part Five: Researching Physical Therapy
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An upcoming field of animal welfare work is the area of physical therapy. Years ago my Australian Shepherd, Miles, had a back surgery which was similar to my current dog … Read More

Jessie’s Dorsal Laminectomy–Part Four: Preparing for Surgery
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Preparation for Jessie’s surgery was an interesting experience. I surveyed my home, yard, on-hand equipment, and cleared my personal and work commitments as much as possible to devote myself to … Read More

Jessie’s Dorsal Laminectomy–Part Three: The MRI
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  Dr. Curtis Probst of Parker Animal Emergency & Specialty Center, our veterinarian neurologist, examined Jessie in early December, 2016. He took my boy into another room to give him … Read More

Jessie’s Dorsal Laminectomy Part Two–Ramp Training
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By autumn of 2016 Jessie my Lab mix dog, was unable to jump into the back seat of my Subaru Outback. We had abandoned his jumping into the cargo area … Read More

Jessie’s Dorsal Laminectomy–Part One: Our History Together
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  Jessie, my former foster Lab mix, began showing signs of lower back pain the summer of 2016. His tail carriage was lower than his usual gleeful high waves. I … Read More

Holiday Financial Opportunities for Rescues Offered by Petco Foundation
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The ever-generous Petco Foundation is offering terrific opportunities for rescues to earn needed funds for their work. Check out this link and plan a happy holiday season for the pets … Read More

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