I couldn’t believe it. My dog graduated! This whole conservative management process really works!
We went to our third and (we didn’t know it) final hydrotherapy vet visit. The vet watched Darcy on the underwater treadmill and said, “Okay, your dog graduated!” I couldn’t understand what she was talking about? She said that she didn’t feel right having me come in every week for hydrotherapy when my dog is doing so awesome. Continue reading “Week 24 – My Dog Graduated!”
How long am I walking my dog 13 weeks into Conservative Management?
We’re up to 25 minutes of walking! And, tomorrow will be 26 minutes. I am absolutely amazed at how well Darcy is doing after her dog knee injury. We were upping her walks by one minute a day. We started at 10 minutes and now 25. She doesn’t limp, she (and I) and much happier. She is still super excited about her rounds of exercise three times a day. We were able to take her off of the acepromazine. Continue reading “Week 13 – Walking is Fun!”
We are slowly (and I mean really slowly) increasing my dog’s activity.
Her walks in the backyard were gradually getting longer as she is improving from her dog knee injury. So, I decided to take her out into the “real world”. We very slowly walked up and down the street for about 10 minutes. She started to pull on the first walk because we went in the same direction that we used to go for her hour long romps through the forest. Continue reading “Week 7 – Gradually Increasing Activity for Dog Knee Injury”