Client Name: Client Name: Jim & Colleen Immornino/The Ihrke Family
Patient Name: Chloe
Brief History of Pet
In 2018, our niece was fostering a French bulldog who was returned to a pet store where her son worked. Since she already had 2 very large Rhodesian Ridgebacks in her house, she sent us photos of Chloe and asked if we were interested in adopting her (or she was going to keep her!) We immediately fell in love with Chloe and arranged to pick her up in time for our daughter’s 24th birthday. Our daughter returned home from work and found Chloe hiding in her closet!
On Feb 21st, Chloe suffered an acute non-compressive nucleus pulpous extrusion that left her without use of her back legs. Chloe spent two days in the VCA Emergency hospital. The doctor recommended physical therapy and referred us to VSMRHG because they had an all-inclusive (acupuncture, laser, hydrotherapy and exercise PT) program for dogs with Chloe’s specific diagnosis.
Love and a warm lap to cuddle in.
How VSMR has helped Chloe
With the help and expertise of Dr. Amber, Kat and the rest of the staff for over 2 months, Chloe has improved a great deal since her initial visit and will continue her rehab journey throughout the year. We cannot express how grateful we are to Dr. Amber and her entire staff for their care, treatment and love for Chloe. Although Chloe did not regain the use of her back legs, she became stronger in her front end and has adapted to using a cart very well. Throughout it all Chloe kept her feisty spirit and adorable loving nature.
Chloe’s best buddy is our other pup, a Boston Terrier named “Luca”. He follows Chloe’s lead on everything. Chloe has trained him, by example, to be such a good dog that we often refer to Chloe as our own LITTLE YODA. She is the wise, little Jedi Master of our home and we know she WILL MASTER her new way of life!
At VSMR, we ask the owners of our Patient of the Month to choose a non-profit to be featured and donated to. Chloe’s owners have chosen The Caspian Fund prides itself on helping disabled pets live independent lives. The fund was started in honor of one of our first patients, Caspian. He can be seen hanging out in our logo, and although he is no longer with us, his spirit and his paw prints will live forever in our hearts. Every patient we help is in honor of him and his wonderful parents.