Age: 2 years old
Reason for Hydrotherapy
Meggie started to attend Bluewaters Canine Hydrotherapy Centre in Worcestershire in November 2017 as she was suffering from severe hip dysplasia. Her right hind limb was worst affected.
As Meggie is very lively and due to the non-weight bearing nature of the exercise we decided to start her treatment in the hydrotherapy pool. Meggie took to this really well and enjoyed her sessions from the start – particularly after a period of rest that was required to manage her condition.
Initially Meggie’s hind limb extension was quite moderate with her right hind limb extending less than her left. She also abducted (kicked out) her right hind limb slightly.
As Meggie has progressed she continues to thoroughly enjoy her sessions with us and she keeps us well entertained with her antics in the pool! Her hind limb extension has greatly improved. Meggie has gained muscle on all four limbs with over 5cm gained on her worst affected limb. Meggie’s owners have been delighted with her progress and report that they would hardly know there was an issue now. Meggie initially was on restricted lead walks only but can now run off lead and play with no issues afterwards. Meggie continues to attend fortnightly sessions to help maintain her condition.