This month’s tribute goes to Max Rand! Max is a sweet, 19 year old cat with severe arthritis. Unfortunately, most arthritis medications are toxic to cats – so until now, there was just very little that veterinarians could do.
With the opening of the Healthy Paw Rehab Center, the idea came to Dr. Reese –what if we try rehab and laser on Max? As doctors, we know the benefits of rehab (for dogs, horses, and people), but there is little to no information on cats. Quite frankly, no one does it! (They either don’t have the equipment or they don’t have the feline knowledge).
So, with the idea in mind, she approached Max’s owners…of course, like any cat, Max does not exactly like to come to the veterinary hospital, but with a little encouragement and a lot of love, Max’s parents bring him twice a week for a series of exercises and laser treatments.
We are now happy to announce that his treatments have been a resounding success! Max’s owners report that he is going up and down stairs, moving more easily, and he has regained his “feline swagger” around the house!
Max’s case opens the door to many more cats who are struggling with arthritis. If you have an older cat (or know someone who does), there are several ways we can really help. Let’s help our feline friends age gracefully and with less pain. Ask us about laser treatments and rehabilitation.