We’re fortunate to have some amazing services in our local community. One of them is Water4Dogs Rehabilitation Center on 77 Worth Street. Water4Dogs individually tailors plans for your pet–including multiple modalities such as hydrotherapy, physical therapy and acupuncture. It is a very effective way to address physical conditioning and rehabilitation challenges.
Downtown Dog members, Geraldine, Conor and their dog Abe, had a great experience at Water4Dogs. At the time, Abe sadly had a partial tear in his back left leg. After hearing from an orthopedic surgeon that he needed very invasive surgery, they sought out some other opinions. Since he was only a year and 9 months, they thought the surgery was a bit drastic. Another vet recommended water therapy and rehab at Water4Dogs.
They came in for an initial evaluation/consultation with Dr. Block at Water4Dogs and determined to try out their rehabilitation in lieu of surgery. After ten sessions of cold laser treatment, physical therapy, water treadmill and pool therapy (ten sessions in all, twice a week). Abe made an amazing recovery.
Unfortunately, Abe got the same injury in his other leg. They have now come to realize that this particular injury is very common in his breed. They decided to try the same course of treatment at Water4Dogs and after only three sessions, Abe has again massively improved.
To quote Geraldine, “All the staff there are wonderful and the water therapists John, Jean Marie and Jennifer are all attentive, sensitive and very fond of Abe. Dr. Block, the supervising vet, is wonderful. We know we are in great hands there!”
Check out these two videos of Abe at Water4Dogs: