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More PT rehab work ideas for Tripawds!

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

I am on FitPaws Facebook page and they showed a photo of a dog on top of two of their “donuts” doing rehab work for a spinal issue and talking about how much the dog had improved. I’m not terribly fond of those donuts as they literally have a hole in the center and with our 3 leggers, I really can’t see those PT tools being very safe for them to work on(although they have suggested putting a towel down in the holes). So I thought, hmm, I work Maggie on one BOSU balance dome now, maybe if I get another one, she can work both her front and rear end at the same time…getting even more of a workout. I posted this video on FitPaws facebook page and they responded to me saying that this is a great workout idea for Maggie! This was only her second session on them and she did great! What I like about using these is I don’t really have to manipulate or hang onto Maggie…she does all the work 🙂 I do help her position her rear foot at times though but since this session, she’s gotten way better about positioning herself! This will be quite the workout for her as I could see her rear leg quiver just a bit in one session, so I quit on that note, knowing she was muscle fatiguing. Highly recommend this for other Tripawds! Front or rear leggers! 🙂

As she gets stronger, I may have her do two Fitpaws Balance DISCS – I have one now that I work her on but it is REALLY hard for her to balance on…not sure doing two at one time with her whole body, she’d be able to handle..we’ll see.

Tracy

UPDATE: 11-19-11 here’s a video of Maggie working on the domes – she’s gotten even stronger since I originally posted 1st video above: