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Posted on 02-15-2016

Tank is a real favorite at K.Vet.  (Well, aren't they all our favorites?)
He is a super sweet guy, and a real credit to his breed.  He also is lucky to have found his people, who love him deeply.
Tank has a history of dysplasia in both of his hips.  With consistent chiropractic care, complemented by laser therapy, Tank's hips have stayed stable over the last year.  He initiates play, romps around his house, and has found the joy that hip pain was making difficult for him.
Late last fall Tank injured his left stifle (knee).   This injury required a surgical repair.
Tank had that surgery last week at PVSEC.  Before the surgery Dr. Halden helped Tank's people understand what would be needed immediately following the surgery.  They were prepared with the exercises and knowledge that they would need in the hours and days after surgery to set Tank's recovery off in the optimal direction.  Dr. Halden was fortunate to be able to talk with Tank's family the morning after the surgery, so that any immediate concerns could be addressed.  Tank's full rehab assessment visit took place at K.Vet Animal Care just 72 hours after the surgery.
In the rehab assessment visit, Dr. Halden carefully examines the whole patient from as many perspectives as possible.  This helps Dr. Halden develop a rehabilitation treatment plan that meets all of the needs of the patient and their family.  At K.Vet we always take whatever time is necessary to fully assess the issues at hand, understand the needs and goals of the animal and the rest of the family, and develop the best possible plan to meet those goals.
For Tank we developed a plan that we expect to take 12 weeks, to insure the best possible long term outcome.  This includes the underwater treadmill, rehabilitative exercise, stretching, massage, ice, heat, laser, continuing chiropractic care, and home care as well.  Our technicians are excited to help patients like Tank find their way back to health.  They work closely with Dr. Halden, so that Tank's case (and every case) is properly monitored and care is adapted to the ever changing needs of a recovering patient.

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