Ingleby Barwick, Stockton on Tees. TS17 0WA

01642 760 999

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Pet of the Month November 2013

 

Robbie is our Pet of the Month

 

Robbie

 

Robbie is an ex case dog from the RSPCA at Great Ayton. After being involved in a road traffic accident he suffered several fractures to the pelvis and extensive skin loss. He had already had extensive treatment by the time we saw him. He recently had an operation on his hip to improve the amount of movement and use of his back legs. We are pleased to say he is progressing very well.

 

Robbie is currently attending the practice twice a week for hydrotherapy in our water treadmill. This is building the muscle he has lost in his hip and pelvis and stretching the skin over his flank, as this has become constricted with scar tissue. The treatment is currently progressing well; he has almost full range of movement in his hip after only 3 sessions. We will continue this for a few more weeks to reduce the restriction caused by the scar tissue. Robbie seems to quite enjoy it but to be honest he is just a happy little dog who seems to enjoy any attention.