In the last year and a half I have been watching my beloved Dena succumb to old age. She began losing the strength in her back legs and had a general weakening of her entire body. I had tried everything that I could think of to help her. I used every supplement, chiropractic, and walking everyday. Then, we received a present of a swim package.
Within short period of time Dena began acting like her old self again. She could stand up in the car and look out the window while we were driving along. Then, one day, I found her waiting for me on the driver's seat when I returned from an errand. That meant that she had gotten up from the passenger seat onto the driver's seat to wait for me; something she hadn't had the strength to do in a very long time. The day that she was able to 'counter surf' brought a huge smile to my face, this was my younger Dena! She was able to stand up on her hind legs again.
Dena has so much more energy now too. When she gets out of the pool she runs around like a puppy and that's so amazing to me.
I think Carrie and the swim therapy has added a long, quality time to her life. She is physically and mentally a much younger, active dog.
Now let me say something about Carrie... She has the ability to understand the needs of each dog and to tailor the swim time to make it both therapeutic and fun. She really communicates well with each dog. She is very aware of what therapy is needed and makes it fun too! Carrie is a truly loving, well-trained and giving person and the dogs really love her.The warm pool therapy combined with massage, exercise, and range of motion that Carrie provides is wonderful. Oh, and don't forget the weightless floating to give your dog a completely relaxing experience. My Dena just loves this and it's the treat she receives at the end of each session.
Each session is a wonderful bonding experience with you and your canine best friend. I call it our 'Mommie and me time.' What more could we ask for than fun and great healing therapy for our dogs? After all, isn't that what we want to share with our best friends~our dogs?