In December 2017, Drago, our three-year-old German Shepherd, was diagnosed with an FCE, Fibrocartilaginous Embolism. With FCE a small amount of intervertebral disk material from between the bones of the spine (vertebrae) detaches spontaneously and lodges in a nearby blood vessel. This blocks the blood supply to a section of spinal cord and the associated nerves. The resulting inflammation and nerve damage leads to weakness, poor coordination or, often sudden paralysis. Drago’s hind legs were acutely paralyzed. With the help of Sierra Peaks Animal Rehab (SPAR) and their staff, Drago was able to walk again. We are so grateful for the love, time and patience Stevan and Erin gave to Drago. Seeing our boy chase a ball again was one of the happiest days of our lives. We could say “thank you” a million times and it would never be enough to express our heartfelt gratitude.
Hi! My name is Sandy Ensor. I have a miniature dachshund named Callie who had back surgery. For several months after surgery, Callie was still weak and had poor coordination. Dr. Stevan Allen, at Sierra Peaks Animal rehab, was recommended to help her get stronger. I love the transformation I have seen in her. She has progressed from slow and low to strong and fast! She loves to come do her therapy! Thank you Dr Allen!
In October 2016, Diesel, our 11-month Australian Shepherd, was diagnosed with a severe case of medial shoulder instability (MSI) of his right shoulder. Diesel experienced periods of intermittent lameness after mild exercise and play. Through core strengthening exercises and hydrotherapy, Diesel fully recovered; plus, he thoroughly enjoyed every visit with Stevan and Erin. Because of the expertise, patience and heart-felt care provided by Sierra Peaks, Diesel is happy, very active —- and no longer experiences any lameness or pain.