Labradoodle & Goldendoodle Forum
Hi everyone, Winston is having issues with muscle weakness likely due to being so sick, inactive and being on prednisone for so long. Now that he's feeling a bit better and we're starting to taper off medication I'd like to work on his mobility because he is stumbling on stairs and can only walk for a short time. Any tips or advice on doing this? I am taking him on short walks again, after months of no walking, and I encourage him to do the stairs while I stand behind him so I can catch him if he stumbles. Any other ideas? Is there such thing as physiotherapy or personal training (lol!!) for dogs?
Thanks Stella. No, that's not terribly close - although I'd make the drive if need be. There are closer ones though. I found these two :
I emailed them yesterday and the second replied saying they require a vet referral which sounds like a good practice to me. I am going to discuss with my vet and then perhaps book a consult.
I found a great article on this and thought I'd share it here.
What a great article. I feel that had I had 'real' therapy with a professional, my Gordie would have healed much stronger.