“My pit bull was diagnosed with a torn cruciate ligament. I was told by the vet that without the surgery, he would become increasingly lame and I would have to put him down.
A friend whose dog she worked with, suggested I contact Deborah Carroll. Deborah spoke with me over the phone and had clearly had many previous similar clients with good outcomes. We set up an appt for Deborah to come and see my dog. She immediately had an excellent rapport with him but also good control of him as he can be a bit unruly.
Deborah did a thorough assessment based on the information from the x-rays, the veterinarian, and her own palpation of the knee. She determined the course of action that my dog needed. I’m not going to say it was easy- definitely took a commitment from me- but that was a really big component of the regimen. I learned the technique for giving him therapy walks, how to ice, massage, and I learned the best supplements for him to promote healing. Within about a month, he was markedly better. After two months, he was taking normal walks again and no longer favoring his other knee.
I have friends who used Deborah’s services after a dog had had the recommended surgery. Apparently it is important to begin to strengthen surrounding muscles to avoid reinjury.
The beauty of Deborah is that she not only empowers you to rehab your pet yourself, but if there are glitches (such as my dog refusing to turn around half way through the walk- HAHAHA!) she will brainstorm with you to figure out what to do. Deborah is one of those rare professionals who understands that healing is often more of an art than a science.”
Sandy K. Austin, TX
Cosmo the Pittie, Massage Video Star-
(Cosmo eventually tore his meniscus in the same knee that had the original torn ligament, and he did non-surgical rehab for that, too)