Giving the electroacupuncture machine a little workout with Ford, the Great Dane. I was privileged to work on Ford a few times before he left us this summer. Eventually his paralysis progressed to the point where nothing could help. He was a wonderful guy, who touched all who met him with his gentle charm. Rest in peace, Ford.
Archive for October, 2011
This sweet gal had a torn cruciate ligament in her knee, causing a painful, swollen joint that could not bear her weight. Her owners were all too familiar with this injury, having gone through surgery on her other hind leg for the same problem, a couple of years ago. Stella is a big, happy, active dog, not always easy to keep quiet during the lengthy healing process.
This time around, the plan included rest, acupuncture and laser treatments on the injured joint for a few weeks. Stella is now walking comfortably, as she begins building up strength in the leg again.