An underwater treadmill for your dog?
We went to our first dog hydrotherapy this week to even out the muscles on Darcy’s hind legs from her dog knee injury. It was definitely work for her! She came home exhausted, but not limping. It’s an interesting device, it basically looks like a large fish tank with a glass door at one end. You walk your dog through the door and have them face you. (not the best video ever below, but it will give you and idea.)
Continue reading “Week 21 – Dog hydrotherapy”
Yay, my dog has no more knee popping!
In the last few months of conservative therapy, my dog has had knee popping, clicking, and sort of grinding sounds. These are explained at tiggerpoz.com. I actually didn’t even notice that they were gone until my husband pointed it out to me. Continue reading “Week 20 – No more knee popping!”
Who would have thought that mushroom hunting would be the perfect dog therapy activity?!
We went mushroom hunting on our “staycation”. We took about a week and a half off, that’s why no blog last week. We found a bunch of morel mushrooms (wikipedia link to these trippy looking mushrooms). But, the greatest part to me was how perfect it was for my dog’s knee recovery.
We wandered through the forest (soft ground) over bushes and logs (uneven ground) at a pretty sedate pace and when we found a mushroom, she sat (more sit/stands) and we were sidehilling. All of those things were recommended by my holistic vet and to find one activity that does them all was great! Continue reading “Weeks 18 & 19 – Mushroom Hunting and Dog Recovery”