Archives: Pet of the Month

Featured Pets of the Month of Rocky Mountain Veterinary Neurology, Colorado (303) 874-2081

Pet of the Month: March 2012: “Shelby” Miracle, Maltese

“Shelby” Miracle – Maltese Shelby is a mature Maltese dog who is lucky to have an incredibly devoted owner who recognized Shelby’s friendship at an early age. Shelby has been an insulin dependent diabetic and suffers from hypertension (high blood pressure). Due to her diabetes, Shelby developed cataracts, which were successively removed improving her vision. […]

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Pet of the Month: February 2012

“Abigail” Sydney – Dachshund Abigail is a 5-year-old Dachshund that presented to Rocky Mountain Veterinary Neurology for further assessment of hind limb weakness and wobbliness. Signs had been present for 2-3 weeks and were not getting better with rest, restrictions and medical management.  After evaluation by Dr. Lane, Abigail underwent Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of […]

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Pet of the Month: January 2012

“Welby” Whitlock – Border Collie Welby is a Border Collie that initially came to see Dr. Lane in June of 2007. In April of 2007 Welby started favoring her right hind leg and was reluctant to exercise as much has she normally had. This progressed to the point where she no longer wanted to go […]

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Pet of the Month: December 2011

“Zeus” Beeghly – Terrier-mix Zeus is an 8-year-old Terrier-mix who presented to Rocky Mountain Veterinary Neurology in August of 2012. During the previous week Zeus became lethargic, developed back pain and began to have trouble walking. His owner noticed that he would fall over when trying to stand. Zeus’ case was complicated by the fact […]

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Pet of the Month: November 2011

“Emma” Cox, feline Emma is a 13-year-old DSH cat that came to Rocky Mountain Veterinary Neurology in September of 2011. Emma experienced sudden onset of inability to walk on all limbs (tetraparesis). Emma could move her back legs but was unable to stand or walk on her own. Following magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of her […]

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Pet of the Month: October 2011

“Charity” Russell – Miniature Pincher Charity Russell is a Miniature Pincher owned by Wendy Russell. In December 2006 Charity had an episode of severe neck pain and an acute onset of blindness. She underwent Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Cerebrospinal Fluid Analysis and was diagnosed with Granulomatous Meningoencephalomyelitis (GME). This is an aggressive inflammation of the […]

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Pet of the Month: September 2011

“Stitch” Demetrion – Labrador Retriever Stitch was referred to Rocky Mountain Veterinary Neurology on March 30, 2011 for neurological evaluation. The previous night, Stitch became acutely tetraparetic (weak in all 4 legs), with no known trauma. After evaluation by Dr. Lane, Stitch underwent an MRI of his cervical spinal cord and was diagnosed with an […]

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Pet of the Month: August 2011

“Barney” Sexton – St. Bernard Barney presented to Rocky Mountain Veterinary Neurology in January of 2007 as an 8 year old St. Bernard with progressive weakness of his hind limbs. Dr. Lane performed magnetic resonance imaging and determined he had multiple ruptured intervertebral discs requiring surgery. Barney underwent surgery in March of 2007 and recovered […]

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Pet of the Month: July 2011

“Bear” Johnson – Bernese Mountain Dog As a young Bernese mountain dog, Bear was diagnosed with a lack of development of his external ear canals resulting in deafness. This did not seem to matter; he had always been the Johnson’s special dog that needed a little extra attention. In December of 2010, Bear experienced what […]

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Pet of the Month: June 2011

“Max” O’Shea – Crossbreed Bull terrier Renee and Eliot have been the proud parents of Max, a crossbreed Bull terrier, for about 10 years.  He was rescued from the Humane Society in Boulder, Colorado.  Max was initially found as a stray in Denver and the person who found him saw how special he was and […]

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Pet of the Month: April 2011

“Buster” Berry – Chocolate Labrador Buster is a handsome 2-year-old Chocolate Lab, who lives at home with his parents and his two human older brothers.  He lives the typical active Colorado lifestyle with his family, enjoying activities such as hiking, biking, and everything the outdoors has to offer. Buster was initially seen in April 2011 […]

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Pet of the Month: March 2011

“Delilah” Fuehrer – Mastiff Delilah is a social and active 6 1/2 year old Mastiff who presented for further assessment of progressive weakness in her hind limbs. Following her initial examination, Dr. Lane diagnosed Delilah with a T3-L3 myelopathy with right lateralization. This meant that there was a change to her spinal cord function in […]

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Pet of the Month: February 2011

“Brautwurst” Scott – Dachshund Brautwurst is a 4-year-old male Dachshund with a laid-back demeanor and affectionate attitude. Brautwurst presented with a history of back pain that was treated medically by his family veterinarian. Although Brautwurst made a full recovery, he had another episode of back pain, which resulted in a second round of medical management. […]

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Pet of the Month: January 2011

“Meka” Hooks – Doberman Meka Hooks presented to Rocky Mountain Veterinary Neurology with a very vibrant, shy and stubborn personality. Meka was experiencing progressive gaiting difficulty characterized by slipping, sliding, and falling on all limbs. Despite this difficulty, Meka continued to try to keep up with her younger Doberman housemate, and warm the hearts of […]

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Pet of the Month: November 2010

“Isabella” Paxton – Shih Tzu Who could resist a face like this? Isabella presented to Rocky Mountain Veterinary Neurology for further assessment of collapse, apnea and seizures. An acute onset was described with immediate professional veterinary attention given. Despite being very ill, Isabella shared her love for people and enthusiasm to please others from the […]

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Pet of the Month: October 2010

“Shay” Nelson – Dachshund “We are writing to give a testimonial to Dr. Lane on behalf of our beloved longhaired Dachshund Shay Nelson. At five years old Dr. Lane did spinal surgery on Shay’s neck and as promised she came through better than new. At eight years old Shay again had spinal surgery on her […]

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Pet of the Month: September 2010

“Tabby” Applegate – Domestic Shorthair Tabby presented to Rocky Mountain Veterinary Neurology in October of 2008 suffering from continuous generalized and partial seizures. The onset of neurological change was sudden and concerning. Tabby was referred for further diagnostic testing and specialized neurological care. Despite unpredicted results, Tabby’s owners, Sandy and John, remained dedicated and supportive […]

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Pet of the Month: August 2010

“MacTavish Eastman” – Mastiff Growing up without a house of loving owners can often take a personality in the wrong direction. MacTavish endured multiple homes and owners as a puppy and the loss of both eyes due to corneal disease. His visual challenge did not hold him back learning how to live and play in […]

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Pet of the Month: July 2010

“Murphy” Homersham–Terrier Mix Pain can cripple the best, dogs included.  Add the inability to function to this handicap and a great family member’s life can be forever changed. Murphy presented to Rocky Mountain Veterinary Neurology for help. Murphy underwent Magnetic Resonance Imaging study for progressive spinal cord dysfunction and pain.  Following the diagnosis of an […]

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Pet of the Month: June 2010

“Ebony” Golaszewski Ebony always has a smile on her face, despite adversity. Ebony enjoys running with her 4-legged family members above all else. Suddenly unable to walk on all legs and in pain, Ebony was referred to Rocky Mountain Veterinary Neurology for diagnosis and therapy. Ebony’s mom had only one question, “Will she be able […]

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Pet of the Month: May 2010

“Shadow” Zonker – Shih Tzu After experiencing sudden onset of seizures, Shadow began a life-long association with Rocky Mountain Veterinary Neurology. Through the adversity of seizures and repeated hospitalizations, Shadow always maintained a loving personality and strong desire to return home to her caring family. Mrs. Zonker commented that she watched Dr. Lane grow up […]

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Pet of the Month: May 2010 #2

“Buddy” Helling – Corgi Buddy was an active part of the Helling family until a sudden onset of severe pain stopped his days of fun. Buddy was referred to Rocky Mountain Veterinary Neurology for diagnosis and therapy. Buddy underwent magnetic resonance imaging and was diagnosed with a lateralized cervical (neck) intervertebral disc extrusion. Two surgeries […]

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Pet of the Month: April 2010 #1

“Rosie Sedona” Abbott – Dachshund Rosie enjoyed a wonderful lifestyle with her parents until she began to slow down and become painful. In late March, Rosie was reluctant to move, which quickly turned into dragging of her back legs. Rosie’s caring parents brought her to Rocky Mountain Veterinary Neurology at VRCC. Rosie underwent MRI (Magnetic […]

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Pet of the Month: April 2010 #2

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Pet of the Month: April 2010 #3

“Noelle” Byrum – Dachshund Racing and playing with the other dogs one moment, unable to walk on all legs the next. What a stress! What a face! Noelle presented to Dr. Lane unable to walk and painful. Noelle was diagnosed with a type-3 disc extrusion in her neck. Following surgery, Noelle recovered quickly with return […]

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Pet of the Month: April 2010 #4

“Nessie” Lewis – Dachshund Nessie was an active, energetic dog, keeping the Lewis family moving at all times. Nessie experienced a sudden onset of pelvic limb dysfunction and dragging her rear limbs. In pain, Nessie presented to RMVN for help. An acute intervertebral disc extrusion was identified in her mid-back on MRI testing. Following successful […]

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Pet of the Month: March 2010 #2

“Casey” Khalilian – Corgi An appetite for good biscuits is not a question for Casey and his housemate. If mom cannot make them quick enough, Casey is always happy to open the bag for her. Casey continues to enjoy life with a supportive mother and competitive housemate. Always looking for something to do, Casey has […]

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Pet of the Month: March 2010

“Macho” Hanahan – Maine Coon Macho is truly a lucky cat at home with his family. Macho is fortunate to have loving owners who are willing to provide the care an epileptic requires. Despite having to take medications twice a day, Macho takes everything in stride. When things get too hectic, a quick retreat to […]

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Pet of the Month: February 2010 #2

“Bree” Anderson-Yorkshire Terrier We could not resist adding Bree to our February Pet of the Month. Bree embraced her neurologic challenge with the tenacity of a pit bull! Bree experienced a sudden onset of mental, behavioral and functional change characterized by depression, imbalance and difficulty walking with frequent falling to her side. Bree underwent magnetic […]

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Pet of the Month: February 2010

“Buddy” Cochran – French bulldog Presenting his owners with the uneasy task of understanding how their dog’s rear legs stopped working, 4-Year old Buddy Cochran issued this challenge. They responded quickly by getting Buddy to Rocky Mountain Veterinary Neurology. Following neurologic examination, emergent magnetic resonance imaging and decompressive surgery we are happy to see Buddy […]

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Pet of the Month: December 2009

“Koa” Reis – Malamute Koa resides in the mountains of Colorado with his sister Kirra and parents. Suffering from an acute immune mediated nerve disease, Koa could not stand and walk for more than a few steps without weakening and collapsing. With a diagnosis and implementation of therapy, Koa is now able to go for […]

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Pet of the Month: November 2009

“Nesta” – Shiba Inu …a longtime fan of RMVN!

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Pet of the Month: October 2009

Smokey Gray, feline This happy cat is the local icon at Aurora, Tagawa Gardens. As you can see, posing for photographs is without effort. Smokey provided a source of amusement and defined the “perfect patient” as he recovered from spinal cord surgery. Smokey models the polo striped shirt, with a hint of outdoor dirt! We […]

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Pet of the Month: September 2009

Maddy, Chow Chow New Beginnings! Maddy, an adorable 6 month-old Chow Chow has never seen Dr. Lane or Rocky Mountain Veterinary Neurology. In fact, Maddy is very healthy. Maddy represents a new beginning for a Rocky Mountain Veterinary Neurology family that lost their beloved Chow Chow, Thor, to cancer in June 2009.  While Thor can […]

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Pet of the Month: August 2009

“Birthday Jake” – Yellow Labrador Celebrating his 9th Birthday Jake’s dedicated owners presented Jake for assessment on May 5, 2009 unable to walk on all legs and with severe arthritis in both elbows. On May 6, 2009, Jake underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and was diagnosed with two long term spinal cord disc compressions in […]

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Pet of the Month: July 2009

“Annie” Lane – Jack Russell Terrier As a veterinary specialist, I have been fortunate to practice specialized veterinary medicine and surgery for strangers and for colleagues, who allowed me the privilege of caring for their own pet. I have dealt with both the positive and negative outcomes of their companion animals. This is an emotional […]

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Pet of the Month: June 2009

“Tobie” – Jack Russell Terrier

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Pet of the Month: January 2010

Foxy Lady Is it hot in here or is it just me? Actually, I am just waiting for more chilled de-ionized water. Where else can you get 5-Star treatment from a specialty neurology service? Foxy Lady is recovering from an unusual antibiotic induced reaction affecting her coordination center of her brain.  With a full recovery […]

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Pet of the Month: June 2010 #3

“Dylan Leikam” Dylan arrived to Rocky Mountain Veterinary Neurology with the ability to win over the hearts of the hospital staff. This not only demonstrated his intellect, but his uncanny ability to find a way into our hearts. Dylan was battling a spinal cord disease that was destroying the function of his cervical (within his […]

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Pet of the Month: June 2010 #2

“Rajah” Kruhm Rajah, the angelic-appearing Pomeranian in this photo has always enjoyed an active and outgoing lifestyle. Crippled by severe neck pain, Rajah was unable to enjoy racing up the stairs with BJ. Despite excellent medical care, Rajah was unable to function. Rajah was referred to RMVN and with magnetic resonance imaging, was diagnosed with […]

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Pet of the Month: July 2010 #2

“Eukie” Tarry – Malamute We are often asked to define happiness for our pets. Eukie’s owners, Holly and Jason, allowed Eukie to dictate this pleasure for himself and his parents. They had no idea they were his vehicle. The picture cannot provide insight to the personality this dog had. Eukie greeted Rocky Mountain Veterinary Neurology […]

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Pet of the Month: September 2010 #2

“Zeke” Triplett – Bull Mastiff It is memorable for a specialty veterinarian to meet a remarkable pet. Zeke was introduced to Rocky Mountain Veterinary Neurology suffering from a left thoracic-limb lameness where diagnosis had remained elusive. Despite experiencing pain in the left front leg, Zeke always greeted everyone with a wagging tail, a smile, and […]

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