Dusty's progress with hip dysplasia and degenerative joint disease

When we first met Dusty the Husky, she was 14 years old. She had been managing well over the years with hip dysplasia and degenerative joint disease developing in her hips, back and knees.

Tuesday 7th March 2023

However, she suffered from a vestibular (inner ear) episode, affecting her balance, which often occurs in older dogs. It became extremely difficult for her to get up, stand and walk by herself. She also had a significant amount of muscle loss and weight loss, affecting her strength.

Dusty received weekly laser treatment to improve cell regeneration and tissue healing. She also snoozes while she enjoys her massage and stretches to help muscle mobility and improve circulation.

On daily basis, she receives Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy- Assisi Loop a few times a day along with warm packs (thermotherapy) to help manage joint and muscle soreness.

At home, her pawrents uses a Help’em Up Harness to support her into standing and to help position for toileting. Dr Buzby’s Toe Grips were also applied to help increase traction to move and to prevent any slipping indoor. When she goes outside, she is supported by a quad cart to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air.

After a month of treatment, she is able get up and walk by herself with minimal support! Dusty continues to improve daily with her mobility and weight. Let’s watch this video of Dusty’s journey and how remarkable she is now!!

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