"My little Totter is 5 years old, August 2011 he was hit by a large van and suffered the most horrific injuries. Totter was rushed to the local pets’ hospital where findings were he had broken his back in two places his pelvis was broken in several places. Without hesitation I asked for the nearest specialist unit to help save him. Totter spent a week at the Willows who, after operating, had doubts if Totter would ever walk again; a friend recommended a vet who specialises in alternative medicine and who uses a remarkable machine that heals from the inside out Totter responded with remarkable results. It was Roger who suggested hydrotherapy; Trish and Adam with knowledge, care and kindness have worked wonders in assisting with his recovery. Totter squeals with excitement on arriving at the dog studio, he now runs in whereas at the start I was carrying him in! Two people that really care."
Totter is one very lucky chap. As Kim says he was hit by a van and broke his spine in two places and smashed his pelvis. THE WILLOWS put a plate either side of Totters spine and pined it, they then rebuilt his pelvis, very clever people.
When Totter came to us he had to be carried in. Our job is to build up Totters muscles particularly around his spine - this is where you really need to know what you are doing.
Lucky for Totter he has an owner who wants nothing but the best for him. Totter was started off very gently only swimming for one minute while being held in a straight position. he is now up to 6 minutes free swimming around the pool (with rests) and running about. Pretty remarkable considering he only had his accident at the end of August and has only been coming to us since November.
We should all learn something from Totter; no matter what life throws at you fight back