Charlie was a dog who could not wait to see what was around the next corner; he was obsessed with squirrels, a tennis ball was his addiction, agility his best sport, and he was a first class friend. Charlie had a very active and busy life that came to an abrupt halt just before his 10th birthday when his body started giving out on him. His back end began to deteriorate and what started out as a limp became a horrible weakness that left him struggling to do all of the things that brought him joy.
Dr. Scott is a remarkable Veterinarian, his comprehensive approach to pain management began with mild pain medications and, as Charlie's condition gradually worsened, ended with the stem cell surgery that eliminated most of the pain and gave Charlie back his quality of life. Charlie's recovery from this surgery was amazing and it was often difficult to keep him from racing around like a 2 year old during the recovery period.
Trying to keep Charlie healthy was a problem. He was an old man with the heart of a young dog and it was only a matter of time before he hurt himself. This started the rehabilitation phase of Charlie's life with Crestwood's Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner, Penny Radostits. It was always a good day when Charlie got to see Penny. The therapeutic laser therapy, massage, good advice and practical exercises increased Charlie's flexibility and strength. Penny made Charlie feel better. Charlie was almost 13 when I lost him to cancer. The day before he died we had a great walk through the park, he hassled a squirrel in the back yard, and we rolled the tennis ball around. This would not have been possible without Dr. Scott and Penny who went above and beyond to give Charlie almost 3 years of being able to enjoy life on his terms. I appreciate everything that this team did for both Charlie and me.
— Joanne Daniel, Edmonton, AB