To let everyone share in our excitement in their improvement, we thought we would
highlight the great progress some animals
GEORGE TURCEL AMBASSADOR JW is a 2 year-
Then in May 2006, he had an accident that nearly stopped his career dead in its tracks. He dashed to get into the car, jumped at exactly the same time as his sister and they collided. She was OK, but he crashed into a wire cage and was injured. Quickly it became obvious that he was lame and could not Show in that state.
His Mum, Celia, rested him and tried some homeopathy for bumps and sprains. George got a little better and she took him to a Show. Unfortunately, he somehow bashed his injury site again and was back to square one.
Celia was concerned that his cruciate ligament could be damaged. She said “I don’t
want to go down the route of surgery before trying everything else possible.” A previous
dog of hers had had the operation, successfully, so she knew what was involved. She
decided to ask Vav who assessed that it was partially damaged. She advised Celia
that it could be treated through careful management. He would need to be re-
Vav went through a chiropractic treatment to make sure that George’s skeleton was straightened up. Not only can such a collision knock bones out of alignment, but over the next weeks bad habits can set in. What can happen is that dogs hold themselves awkwardly to turn their weight away from the injured limb. This compensation can then cause further problems and delay recovery.
Vav suggested a Gelsmium homeopathic remedy, which seems to help cruciate ligaments. Next, she arranged a hydrotherapy programme to slowly increase the exercise of that joint. By putting George into the warm swimming pool, he was free to move without any weight on the joint. This encouraged him to stretch the limb and move the joint.
Very quickly, George showed that he enjoyed the water, which was a hopeful sign. Some dogs start a bit nervous of the water, but get used to it after a try or two. Other dogs may get lazy, because they can just float in the Buoyancy Jacket we give them. Then we have to get creative to motivate them to exercise. Unfortunately, we can’t just explain it all to them, as you would to a human!
Gradually Vav introduced some exercise in the Water-
After six weeks of this, Celia saw that his lameness was gone, and he looked much more like his old self. She decided to put a ‘toe in the water’, and took George to a small Open Show where he won his Class! She was delighted.
And she continued with the Hydrotherapy programme, where Vav gradually increased
the time in the Water-
Celia has now decided that George can resume his career almost as though nothing had ever happened. “I have now got him back in the Show Ring – I’m so impressed – I didn’t think I ever would. Vav’s combination of Chiropractic, Homeopathy and Hydrotherapy has worked wonders!”