Rocky’s Viewpoint

Rockys Viewpoint

A blog for people who treat their dogs better than family

Canine Hydrotherapy Helps 15 Year Old Ginger’s Arthritis

Ginger, a 15 year old shiba/chow mix has pretty severe arthritis, as well as muscle atrophy and weakness in her hind legs. She’s been swimming with us for a number of weeks now, and during each swim session we’re working on specific techniques to maximize the movement in her rear legs and range of motion in her front legs. In a short time, there has been a noticeable improvement in both muscle tone and strength in her hind quarters. Plus, her gait is stronger and more secure. We actually saw what looked like a bounce in her step today! Her Mom, Carol is so pleased with her progress and so are we! She’s a very special girl, and we’re happy we’re able to help. Here’s a short video showing her at work in our indoor warm water pool.