One of the best ways to rehab from Legg Perthes surgery is by using the under-water treadmill. By being under water, dogs are unable to ‘favor’ a particular leg – forcing them to really work and stretch the hurt leg.

So yesterday Manny started his first of ten rehab appointments. You will notice that the nurse is in the ‘tub’ with Manny and Anette is holding his leash to keep him walking straight. He did three rounds of two minutes of walking and then two minutes of resting. At the end of the day, Manny was very tired but neither groggy or in pain.

You can watch full videos of Manny rehabbing by clicking here – I had to host the files on beRecruitedTV since they are too big!

He returns tomorrow for session #2.