Hydrotherapy at Greensmere has worked wonders for Dusty. It’s amazing to see his back legs kicking equally strongly under the water – and know that he isn’t putting any weight on his joints.
The first time we went after the TPLO surgery, Ian spent a lot of time getting to know him and letting him get to know his surroundings. He was a little nervous about going into the pool the first time, but once he knew what to expect there was no stopping him.
Now he's having hydrotherapy to help his recovery from patella luxation surgery. He plays with toys in the pool and at all times Ian is in the water with him, holding on to the special harness he has to wear. His sessions are carefully timed and afterwards he has a shower so we leave with his lovely soft fur smelling pretty.
He gets so excited once we turn onto the country road and he realises where we're going! It's such a big treat for him.