Week 20 – No more knee popping!

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 Image of the word pop for No more knee popping blog postout to me. Continue reading “Week 20 – No more knee popping!”

Week 17 – Carrots as Treats

Why do I use carrots as treats?Image of stuffed carrot for carrots as treats blog post

First, my dog loves carrots as treats and with all of the dog rehabilitation exercises we are doing, I needed something that wouldn’t make her gain weight.  I cut two baby carrots in half and then slice them up into little slices to use as rewards for her dog therapy exercises. Continue reading “Week 17 – Carrots as Treats”

Week 12 – Dog Laser Therapy

Does dog laser therapy work?

Well, I can tell you this.  After our dog laser therapy and rehabilitation

Darcy and her dog laser therapy goggles
Darcy and her dog laser therapy goggles

session, Darcy was walking like she had never had a knee injury.  The appointment last for a little over an hour and in that time, Darcy did every exercise the therapist could think of, muscle stimulation and laser therapy. Continue reading “Week 12 – Dog Laser Therapy”

Weeks 10 & 11 – Dog Rehabilitation Exercises

Do dog rehabilitation exercises help?

You bet they do!  Darcy’s leg was really atrophied and she was getting sort of bony in general because of her lack of exercise during her recovery.  Now, her leg feels full of muscle again.  And, she seems to enjoy them.

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Week 9 – Holistic Vet

Was it worth going to the holistic vet?

You bet it was!  I waited until Darcy was through her first full eight weeks to go to the holistic vet.  I wanted to give her time for her body to heal itself.  But, I felt that I needed some guidance on how she’s doing.  I am so glad I went!

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