Kathryn with Heidi

posted 25 Apr 2010, 13:42 by Andrzej Michalski
"After a few treatments her full recovery was completed in a relatively short time"

We are very grateful for the key role HandsonHounds played in Heidi's recovery. It is almost one year now since our 12 year-old, long-haired miniature dachsund, Heidi, underwent surgery for a slipped disk, which affected her ability to use her back legs, particularly her left back leg.

It was all very tense when we rushed Heidi to our vet ( she had lost the ability to walk with her hind legs) who recommended a local specialist in small animal neurological surgery. We did consider whether surgery was the most humane tretment for Heidi and with the advice of our vets decided to proceed. Following the operation our local vet was disappointed initially with Heidi's progress and suggested that some remedial therapy might speed her recovery, so with our vet's recommendation, we contacted HandsOnHounds. The improvement in Heidi's movement was noticeable from her first treatment. She was both more realxed and more comfortable in her stride. After a few treatments her full recovery was completed in a relatively short time; despite her slow start. Heidi now has a gait all her own, but is fully capable of holding her own following the addition of a GSP puppy into the "pack"

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