Just a small sampling of the hundreds of happy "TAILS" at NCVC ! ! !
"Java" came for an evaluation after a run in with a deer at her home followed by back pain and hind leg lameness. After she was initially treated for a spinal disc injury with LASER THERAPY and pain medication by Dr. Ludwig, it was also found that she had a newly torn ACL in her right hind leg. Upon further examination it was discovered that her left ACL was also partially torn sometime in the past. She was quickly scheduled for surgical repair with Dr. Riggle which included PRP INJECTIONS to both knees to aid in reducing inflammation and to help speed healing. As part of her recovery, she is receiving weekly LASER THERAPY treatments and has just started her WATER TREADMILL sessions. Click on the link below for a short video of her awesome exercise session. She'll be back to her playful self by Spring!
Angel" was gravely ill as just a young 4 month old puppy when she first came in to see Dr. Ludwig. After an extensive workup it was discovered that she had an AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE that was causing severe anemia. Although she was extremely sick, with prompt EMERGENCY care from Dr. Ludwig and amazing care at home with her family she is making a full recovery. She will need to be monitored closely throughout her life but is expected to live a full life!
"Ginger" came to us with a sore on her front paw which was made worse by incessant licking of the area. This caused hair loss, thickening of the skin and pain to the area. Dr. Ludwig diagnosed her with a "LICK GRANULOMA". She was treated with a course of antibiotics along with LASER THERAPY, which was given for 6 sessions. We could gradually see the area improving, and by the last session she had almost complete hair regrowth! She is no longer painful or licking the area!
"Champ" came to us extremely ill with bruising on his body and bleeding from his nose. He was very weak and lethargic. After running in clinic BLOOD TESTING, he was found to have an AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE that was attacking his red blood cells! He was immediately started on medication to combat the destruction of his blood cells . Stay tuned for his progress.....
"Champ" returned for a progress check a few days later. He still wasn't feeling his usual happy, playful self. A recheck of his blood count showed that his levels were dangerously low. Dr. Ludwig recommended a BLOOD TRANSFUSION, which we can do right here at NCVC! The BLOOD TRANSFUSION will buy him some time while the medication takes effect. Fortunately we have two dogs on stand-by to donate blood when needed, another specialty service provided at NCVC. Keep watching for more updates!!
"Champ" is now doing SO MUCH BETTER and HAS MADE A FULL RECOVERY! He felt so wonderful he went out for a boat ride! Thanks to CRITICAL TIMING OF DIAGNOSIS, technical support of our entire team , and Chris and Reuben never giving up, CHAMP is still with us today! SO HAPPY FOR YOU CHAMP!!
"Gus" came in on emergency over the 4th of July holiday after he ate some RAT POISON! Thanks to the quick actions of his owner Lindsey, he was brought immediately in the NCVC. Dr. Ludwig jumped into action and gave him activated charcoal to absorb the poisons. We are happy to report that "Gus" is doing fine now and gained the nickname "Blackbeard" after his charcoal treatment!
Foreign object removal!
"Junior" came in having trouble breathing. His heart was bad but there was also a history of getting into the garbage. With a quick sedation, a pork bone was pulled out of his throat. Breathing better, he is at ease with his best buddies... the Lontcoski boys. Hurrah... and Hugs from Us!!!
"Terrapin" was found on the side of the road. Seen on emergency, he was paralyzed from the neck down. He was sent to UW-Madison Vet School for an MRI and was determined to have blockage of blood vessels in his spine and Western Medicine had no treatment but time. Dr. Ludwig; however, has integrative medicine training and just returned from Beijing China from this specialized conference. Using acupuncture, herbal medication, laser therapy, water treadmill and massage, "Terrapin" walked in 3 weeks of his return. With a bright window suite situated next to the Physical Therapy room with specialized floors and loving staff to care for Terrapin, he made tremendous improvements and jumped up on all fours Saturday morning. "Woody" was elated to walk him out to the car. Deb and Woody can't stop smiling. He is Home!!!
Stick in her EYE!!!
"Kiahna" impaled her eye socket with a 1/2" diameter stick. Immediate EMERGENCY response helped SAVE her eye with complete VISION and eye intact! Sara and Al can breathe a sigh of relief! WE GOTCHA COVERED!