Jasmine the Labrador – Shepherd Mix Recovers Well Without Surgery for Torn Knee Ligament (CCR, ACL)

“Deborah is a skilled, thoughtful, thorough and kind practitioner. Her service is a bargain, but also a fantastic investment in your pet’s health. We owe our 13-year-old Lab/Shep’s health to Deborah’s care.

Our dog has always been a happy athlete, so when she hurt her knee 3 years ago, we were saddened at the end of her active life, as we didn’t think she was a good candidate for surgery.

We found Deborah on an Internet search, and we are so glad we did. Deborah showed us that in many cases, rehab is a better choice than surgery (and if you do surgery, rehab is the best way to ensure a full recovery).

Deborah came to our home, allowing our dog to be evaluated and to learn her new therapy routine in the reassuring comfort of familiar surroundings. Deborah helped us identify places within walking distance that were well suited for daily exercises. Deborah’s recommendations were holistic–how can we make our home safer for a recovering dog? what nutritional supplements or dietary changes will help? how can we convince our pet to submit to icing and exercises?

We have recommended Deborah’s services to many friends and will continue to do so.”
Andrea W. Round Rock, TX

“Congrats Deborah Carroll, and goodie for pet owners everywhere! Deborah just published an eBook teaching owners how to rehabilitate dog knee injuries. Deborah supervised Jasmine’s rehab and gets full credit for our furry athlete’s recovery a few years ago.”
Client, Round Rock, TX

(I met Jasmine in 2010 and her caretaker-mom wrote a 2nd review, above, after I published the intro plan for recovery on Amazon in November, 2013)

Pocket Pit With Torn Knee Ligament (CCR, CCL Rupture, CCL Tear)

“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)