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Jade, a 7 year old German Shorthaired Pointer, has been a patient of The Total Canine for a chronic injury to both shoulders. She was originally diagnosed with supraspinatus/biceps tendinopathies. After the initial injury was resolved, Jade continued to visit Dr. Leslie for rehabilitation and therapeutic exercises to prevent re-injury and keep her in great shape for her number one passion, hunting. Jade is a loyal gundog/hunting partner for her owner Greg. She most recently visited The Total Canine for a check-up and exercise plan to ensure that Jade’s fitness was maintained during the off season. This ensured she was ready for the start of the new hunting season in October.
Following an in-person consult, Dr Leslie identified some muscle atrophy in the right shoulder region which correlated with reports from Jade’s owner of some limping on the right-side following periods of rest. In discussion with Jade’s owner, a plan was developed that would target the muscle atrophy and resolve the limping, but also aimed to protect the joints for the future to allow Jade to participate in hunting for as long as possible.
"By the time Jade saw Dr. Eide, she had been seen by six clinics; after a prolonged series of treatments, Jade was cleared to return to the field only to come up lame again after 30 minutes of hunting on flat ground."
- Greg, Jade’s Owner
The treatment plan focussed on a comprehensive targeted exercise plan for Jade, both at home exercises and adaptations to Jade’s normal walking/hiking routine to target the right shoulder and to improve overall fitness. The plan also included some advice and recommendation for supplements, interventions targeting the joints and local and systemic pain relief options.
Greg and Jade continue to check-in regularly with Dr. Leslie to make sure she is healthy and to update her long-term plan. She’s fit and ready to participate in the 2022/23 season!
"Under Dr. Eide’s care Jade has hunted the entirety of every upland bird season since 2017 in some of the nastiest terrain Oregon and Washington have to offer searching for an upland bird species that thrive in these remote hills and she is ready to do it again in a few weeks during the 2022-23 upland season. Based on this experience, I am firmly of the opinion that if your dog needs rehab veterinary services, Dr. Eide is the best provider you will find in Washington State."
- Greg, Jade’s Owner