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Thursday, October 8, 2015

After the 5th water therapy session, Alvin's limp stopped

Today is 8 weeks post surgery. Alvin did 12 minutes in the water therapy tank today (that's Al in the pic above). He's exhausted, but the therapy works. No limping and no 3-legged hopping.

If your dog has had ACL or luxating patella surgery, water therapy helps the dog rehab quickly. And its affordable at about $45 per session (at least in the CT veterinary hospital where Al had the surgery).
You can tell the dog works because he collapsed on the couch once we got home. He was very active in the therapy session - he ran hurdles, did balancing, ran a regular treadmill for 2 minutes (he hated every second), and swam (water therapy). The PT tech suggested he walk in sand between now and the next session.