A local shelter was desperate to find a place for Max, a two-year-old stray Chocolate Lab who was happy, playful, affectionate and friendly with all. The problem? He appeared to have a neurological issue that caused his back legs to be wobbly.  Our vets and specialists took over. After a variety of tests, they diagnosed that Max was likely born with a smaller than usual cerebellum. This affected his motor skills.  With physical therapy, acupuncture, special exercise and the chance to get more physically fit in his foster home, Max now just looks a little endearingly goofy running around with his dog pals.

Max’s care was provided by Alameda East Veterinary Hospital and Red Sage Integrative Veterinary Partners