“This is Majella, my now just over two-and-a-half-year-old black beauty. At the age of just seven months, she was diagnosed with bilateral hip dysplasia – the right worse than the left. I was devastated. They told me the best option for her was to have a total hip replacement for her right hip but she would have to wait until she was older. In the meantime, I did pre-hab by taking her to physio, hydrotherapy and giving her supplements.
I was delighted to find Jane when I holidayed in Tauranga as it meant I could carry on her pre-hab. Jane is amazing! She has so much knowledge and is just wonderful from the beginning to the end of the session.
We ended up going to see Alex Walker at VSG in Auckland and how lucky we were! Majella came through her op beautifully and after a while, we could come back to holiday in Tauranga where we could go back to see Jane. I am now living in Tauranga and I feel so lucky to have Jane continue our rehab. Although the op was over a year ago, I still think it is important to maintain things so we pop out to see Jane regularly. Majella has so much fun in the pool with Jane whilst she makes sure that she is doing the right things with her hind legs.
A new hip has given Majella a great life……. kayaking, paddle-boarding and lovely walks. My advice to anyone who is considering hydrotherapy for their dog is just do it, the results are worth it.”