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"Our mastiff, Lulu, tore a ligament in her knee. Apparently it's a common injury, and all the vets we spoke to insisted that she would need a very invasive, traumatic surgery. The only vet that suggested that Lulu might be healed without surgery was Dr. Waldman. After eight weeks, Lulu made a significant turnaround! She walks without a noticeable ...Read More >>

Java and Nutmeg

"We have been blown away by the treatment out two Labrador Retrievers have received at CARE. You have definitely improved the quality of life for Java and Nutmeg. We?ve watched you go above and beyond time and time again. It?s so wonderful to find people who really put the wellbeing of animals first. We?ve seen you come up with solutions to unique ...Read More >>

Atlas & Thea

"Although we are both in the fitness industry, we finally had to face the fact that our 4 year old Mastiffs, Atlas and Thea, were fat. Really fat. We tried different food and exercise combinations; however, we had little success. With Atlas weighing 215 lbs and Thea around 175 lbs their mobility was limited and painful arthritis was making their lives ...Read More >>


"I want to thank you for the start of a successful treatment program with my 10 ? year old golden retriever ?Brian?. Approximately 6 weeks ago Brian who was suffering from arthritis in his back and joints needed help with the use of a tummy harness getting up an down the stairs, he was slow in activity and was in pain and discomfort. Presently Brian ...Read More >>


"CA.R.E. has given ME a boost. I have a 14 year old German shepherd and her remarkable improvement and her enjoyment of her ?lessons? eases my heart. Her back left leg had been giving way and twisting around her right rear leg. Now, she has more muscle and self corrects her stance. The facility and the staff have a healing energy and I have great confidence ...Read More >>


Dr. Waldman and everyone at C.A.R.E has performed nothing less than a miracle with our thirteen and a half year old Lab, Arlo. When I brought him in, he had just had laryngeal surgery, then pneumonia. He was terribly weak, would barely lift his head, and would not eat. He had such bad arthritis and muscle atrophy that he could not stand nor walk, on ...Read More >>


"Dickens was giving up on life due to mobility issues before we were referred to CARE. He could barely walk due to old age, arthritis + spine issues. With the love + CARE of all of the employees + therapists here he is now able to follow us around the house go on short walks, is back to stealing chips off of the coffee table and friends have stopped ...Read More >>


"Dear Dr. Jessica & Staff, It's been so much fun getting to know you. You make my back and hips feel so much better. I especially like walking on the treadmill and the great massages you give. My muscles have grown and have helped me walk and run properly. Thank you for all the low calorie treats. However, I don?t like eating less at mealtime ? ...Read More >>


"Zoey is now 14. Before we rescued her (when she was still a puppy), she had been hit by a car and her leg was shattered. Surgery repaired her leg, but she always walked (hiked, ran) with a limp. As Zoey got older, arthritis set in and she was less able to go on long walks and appeared to be in pain. Acupuncture and herbs helped, but only to a point, ...Read More >>


"When we first started Truffles had just torn his ligament and was in a lot of pain. He had trouble moving and lost his appetite and energy. I was skeptical of physical therapy for dogs first, but since Truffles was quite old we wanted to avoid surgery. We thought we'd give it a try. After 3 or 4 sessions, Truffles conditions were visibly improved. ...Read More >>


"The CARE and treatment that Kayla received from the wonderful staff at California Animal Rehabilitation was life changing, not only for her but me too. Kayla is 13 and is strong, happy and healthy due in large part to her therapy regime. I watched her go from lethargic depressed and sore, back to a vibrant, prancing and thriving. I would recommend ...Read More >>

Hannahbelle Bartok

My 11 year old darlin' Hannahbelle just yanked my arm right outta my socket ~ and I couldn't be more thrilled! Late last year Hannahbelle was hardly able to complete her simple walks let alone pick up the pace for a squirrel chase. She may have looked wistfully at a squirrel darting up a tree and only to look back at me as if to say, "I'm gonna have ...Read More >>


The term success story truly describes Bosley’s experience. We were concerned that Bosley would lose his leg and that is now history! The staff is A+ from desk help to the techs, they have been tremendous in his success. Bosley still has ? of his treatments still to go and we anticipate even more success and a life for Bosley with his leg and a lot ...Read More >>


Cadillac loves coming to CARE! The improvements she has made over the past ten months have greatly increased her quality of life. There is almost no pain, soreness, or stress from her injuries after being treated by Dr. Oxford. These people really CARE , and it shows! S. Baker February 2013


Wow, where can I start? I first met Dr. Waldman and Amy about 6 years ago when my then 5 year old Bernese Mountain dog Hudson was having a really hard time walking. She had always had orthopedic issues, 2 elbow surgeries before the age of 2, both hips 1/3rd in the socket, and had just been diagnosed by an MRI with 3 bulging discs (two in her neck and ...Read More >>


In November 2012, my eleven year old Pomeranian, Sadie, was diagnosed with Syringomyelia. Sadie’s first symptoms began in her front legs. Sadie frequently fell as she walked because her front legs were continuously giving out. Shortly after, her front legs began to splay which make it difficult to even stand. The symptoms quickly progressed to her ...Read More >>


We are at the halfway point in an 8 week rehabilitation program --she is 50% better... and with more treatments and times, I expect (hope) she will be closer to 95% !!! (if her knee holds up). You are all SO wonderful! It’s been an amazing experience so far.. and with such a wonderful group of people! Both Lucy and I feel better when we leave! B. ...Read More >>


Kiehe was born with some genetic deformity to both her hind legs as well as her front right elbow. Kiehe was the second patient up the opening of CARE which has been over 5 years now and if it wasn’t for the patience of the technicians @ CARE as well as Dr. Waldmans expertise, Kiehe would not have enjoyed her 9 years here on earth chasing gofers, ...Read More >>


In just 4 weeks, Indiana has improved a lot! He had a torn ligament and wasn’t standing on his rear left leg at all. Now he stands, walks normally, and sleeps better. He’ll still have off days when he pushes himself too much, but he has more good days. His muscle mass has increased in the hurt leg too. Indiana With M. Schuyler October 2012


After all her treatments Nini has improved and not favoring her right ankle. She runs well and plays with other dogs, chases squirrels and seems like she’s comfortable. Have to thank all the lovely people at CARE for taking such good care of her. We love them! Nini With M. Iles September 2012


George arrived at CARE in pain and limping. His Stiffness in his neck and elbows was severe. After two months of physical therapy, acupuncture, and water therapy ? George has 100% improved and a Happy MAN! Thank you to the wonderful staff, reception, physical therapists, vets, and Dr. Waldman. J.Freeman August 2012


My experience at CARE was wonderful, especially because I was able to learn the necessary exercises that would improve my dog’s condition. Knowing week by week what had improved and what needed to be worked on was essential for his health. The whole process was fantastic for me as a learning experience and knowing how my dog has improved, as well ...Read More >>

Buddy & Rocky

I have 2 mini schnauzers who are 10 and 12 years of age. The 10 year old was visibly limping. Dr. Oxford evaluated Buddy and noted he had cervical/ lumbar spine abnormality. On the appropriate program his pain resolved and his strength improved. He will be tapered off his maintenance program. Buddy is now so happy being pain free. In the middle of therapy ...Read More >>


Our 10 year old English pointer, Reggie, was always a true athlete. He holds titles for AKC competitions in hunting, agility, rally, and obedience. However, once morning he was very weak in his rear and was dragging in a back foot. Examination by our family veterinarian found no injury that would account for the problem. We were referred by Dr. Waldman ...Read More >>


Birdie, my 13 year old Weimaraner, ruptured her cruciate ligament. Because of her age, she did not have surgery done. While she did improve, after 3 weeks, she was still very unsteady and hesitant to put weight on her injured leg. Friends recommended that I take her to CARE for physical therapy. CARE’s approach to diagnosis and treatment included ...Read More >>


Harley, our 10 year old Golden, had begun experiencing the effects of his large size; some arthritis, some back and hind leg problems due to “exuberance” injuries. After 2 months of loving and patient care form California Animal Rehabilitation, his condition has improved greatly and we have changed out outlook on his diet, activities, and wellness. His ...Read More >>


When Giotto came to CARE he was walking on three legs ? I was considering a hip replacement. After two months at CARE his walking is almost back to normal. He has a lot more energy and he looks forward to his treatments every week. The staff at CARE is outstanding. Thank you! Giotto With A. Saban May 2012


Bella has made incredible progress and improvement since she began her therapy at CARE. The Doctors and staff are so compassionate and knowledgeable. They fully evaluated Bella and helped her tremendously when all her other vets didn’t have one answer. Bella was limping and her rear end was collapsing before her treatments and now she doesn’t fall ...Read More >>


Thank you so much to Dr. Waldman and the amazing and genuinely caring staff at CARE. Dulcinea, now 15 years old, is a regular patient and it is only through the unique therapy program catered to her needs that she keeps going with less pain and less limping. (Poor little girl was super athletic and is now suffering in old age.) Dulcinea literally runs, ...Read More >>


Amazing results for my dog!!! Sebastian With K. Schindler 2012


Both my special needs chow chows have had a host of issues to overcome. Most recently, both suffer from bad elbow dysplasia, and consequential/related issues in spine and other limbs. Both recently endured a bacterial infection that affected their weakened limbs. With CARE’s programs, they have made remarkable progress. Their limping and lameness ...Read More >>


When I first brought my dog Cole in to the Care Rehab facility, it was something of a hail Mary pass for us. Cole is a 13-year old lab/pit mix who has been an active dog his whole life, hiking or going to the dog park almost daily. Having previously recovered from both a cruciate tear as well as a serious spinal surgery for disc compression in both ...Read More >>


The CARE staff is very nice and knowledgeable. Charlee, my 105 lb newfoundland had a knee injury and hip dysplasia. CARE helped Charlee get through her injury and future issues. We had an option of surgery or physical therapy. We opted for physical therapy and are very happy with the outcome. Thank you CARE! Charlee With K. Doner October 2011


What a wonderfully special place! Right from the start the warm introduction by Callie on the phone (who seems to take everything in 'stride') to the first hello by Brittney and the entire front office team to JoBim's new favorite doctor and one I truly trust and respect - Heather Oxford - what a delight she is warm, caring and so very smart and 'open' ...Read More >>


Dear everyone at CARE, those of you I met and spent time with Dr. Waldman, Dr. Oxford, Dr. Kramer, Dr. Arellano, Cat, Stephanie, Callie, Laurie, Steve, Kerrie, Juan, Amanda and Dave, thank you for all of the work that you do and for the caring and cheerful way that you do it. Everyone is very professional and very regular, meaning so natural and there ...Read More >>


My experience has been great. Everyone at rehab seems to go the extra mile to help Rudy. Dr. Waldman has been very informative with Rudy's condition. Rudy has definitely benefited from rehab. As Rudy has arthritis has good days and bad days. Rudy will continue his rehab for another few months. Thank you to all the great staff! Thanks CARE! R. Williams, ...Read More >>


"Before we were referred to CARE, my 16 year old Shepherd Doberman mix, Kimberly had been diagnosed with Degenerative Myelopathy and severe arthritis in her lower spine. We were referred to CARE in January 2010 after Kimberly suddenly was unable to get up from a lying down position and had severe weakness in her back legs. To complicate things further, ...Read More >>


"My 14 year old Bichon, Mollie has been coming to California Animal Rehabilitation for a year. She had a fairly disastrous case of arthritis. Mollie started out coming two times per week; then once a week, then once every two weeks.We continued for this length of time because Mollie was thriving and now behaves like a 7 year old. Both Mollie and ...Read More >>


"When our vet referred us to CARE we were thrilled to find out that there were people out there doing this sort of therapy for animals. We?ve had a wonderful experience and Emma loves coming to therapy. Everyone has a positive outlook and you can tell they really love animals. Overall it's been a really positive experience and we are thrilled that these ...Read More >>


"My Chocolate Lab Coco is 14 years old! At age 14 yrs, 2 months, her vet referred us to CARE due to her severe muscular skeletal problems and her arthritis. This combination of issues presented Coco with a huge decrease in her mobility skills. On a positive note, Coco is in good overall health! I was so nervous and worried about Coco's condition, but ...Read More >>


"The skilled, compassionate, knowledgeable, quality care that our 13 yr old Black Labrador Retriever, Shelby, received at California Animal Rehabilitation was unforgettable, and very much appreciated! CARE should be considered Gold Standard in animal care and rehabilitation. We first went to CARE for guidance and assistance in helping Shelby with ...Read More >>


"The people who work at CARE are the most amazing and caring group of people I have met, ever. The first time I took Sadie to CARE, it was a last ditch effort to save her. Sadie could not stand up by herself, could not put the pad of one of her paws on the ground, she would set the top of her foot down instead, she could not take herself outside to ...Read More >>


"The team at CARE is amazing. My first exposure was to Dr. Jessica Waldman who was not only professional and caring but totally cool. She had a sense from the start that our dog T-bone may have had something else going on. Originally his joints were swollen, he couldn't use his left rear leg, he was feverish and barely eating and was diagnosed with ...Read More >>


"I'm Daisy Blanchard and I have been coming to the CARE center since April of 2008. My original graduation date was considerably delayed as, midway through my original therapy program, I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and I had to forgo therapy while I underwent chemotherapy. When I returned to the CARE program I was much weaker than when I ...Read More >>


"Wish dogs could talk so Huckleberry could speak for himself and tell everyone just how genuinely loving and effective all the CARE-givers have been. Then again, the fact he can't wait to get out of the car when we get there, says it all. Huckleberry is only 4 years old, so it was not only devastating but shocking to discover that this sweet young ...Read More >>


"I do want to say how great everyone is there at CARE - what a wonderful facility. Beyond the exceptional care and rehab work that is done...for me it's the personal touch, the genuine care, fondness and desire to get licks that won me over!! I have recommended you, and God forbid things get worse there is no other place to go but to CARE. Hopefully ...Read More >>


"When we first brought Lee to CARE, he was very depressed, was losing weight and could hardly walk. Since he has been treated by CARE, he is a new "person." He is so happy, enthusiastic, and full of life and energy. He has been doing underwater treadmill, physical therapy exercises and acupuncture. Everyone who knows Lee says that he is making a ...Read More >>


"I am writing this as a testament to not only the miraculous healing that took place for my dog, Tucker, but for all of the dogs I have been witness to over the past year we have gone to CARE. Tucker is a ten-year-old yellow lab who was overtaken with degenerative disk disease. When he came to CARE, he was in excruciating pain. With the help of everyone ...Read More >>


"Mid 2007 I first noticed Quinn my nine year female German Shepherd dragging a back leg at the end of a good walk. The symptom persisted and became more apparent until September 2007, a neurologist confirmed my worst fears: Quinn had Degenerative Myelopathy, an incurable autoimmune disease that attacks the central nervous system, similar to MS in humans. ...Read More >>

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