Shady had keyhole surgery on both her elbows at 8 months old and then had to have total rest for 3 months, which was tough for such a young dog. 

K9HS were recommended to us to help with Shady’s recovery, which was great as we had not looked into physiotherapy or hydrotherapy services before.

Barbara and team have been wonderful with Shady.  She is quite a shy dog, but so very willing to please.

Barbara did an initial assessment to  identify her specific needs and did some immediate physiotherapy to help as Shady had been walking badly. She was quick to understand Shady’s personality and match her style of working to suit her.

Introducing Shady to the hydro pool was done gently and used Therapeutic Handling techniques.  The customised treatment plan included land based physiotherapy and useful advice every session.

All of the treatment was done with such kindness and Barbara has been very good at guiding me in how I can best help Shady with her recovery, making sure I knew the best exercises, best techniques and using the right equipment. 

We now visit every so often and Shady loves her maintenance programme, pulling me to the door and keen to get started. Shady is a very sweet, gentle dog and I have really appreciated the sensitivity and calmness of the environment at K9HS.

(Susie Weston, Shady’s owner)