The following is from a reader of Grow Young with Your Dog.
“I have a 15-year old terrier mix who was has very arthritic hips after a fall down a flight of stairs. His tail had been locked down close to his body and he walked with great difficulty. He often fell over because he was so unbalanced.
I have performed the exercises daily on my dog (and on me, as well) and am happy to report that Duffy gets better with each passing day. This morning he even ran down the hall with his tail in the air!
"I love that this book approaches healing by combining the mind, breath, muscles and nerves. The rhythmic movements trigger a response in the nervous system that opens a pathway to healing, helping the muscles re-learn how to move correctly again after months of compensating for pain.
There is nothing so fulfilling as hearing your pet breathe a heavy sigh when his muscles relax and release under the gentle touch of your hands. This book and Mary's methods are...
I absolutely love and appreciate getting messages such as this one.
Syeeda's 15-year-old miniature poodle, Sophie, was having great difficulty. She wasn't eating and her mobility and stability were very compromised. She was getting weaker and weaker. Syeeda feared the end was very near.
She bought my book, "Grow Young with Your Dog" and immediately applied the gentle hands-on "moves" from the book to help Sophie.
Syeeda decided to do the relaxing "moves" with Sophie to help encourage her to eat. Any improvement in mobility and stability would be a bonus.
I've had several exchanges with Syeeda and her dog's appetite, movement, stability and vitality increased after she started doing the gentle, hands-on moves she learned from "Grow Young with Your Dog."
Here's Syeeda's first message to me.
In early October, my 15 yr old min. poodle was on her last legs, she had stopped eating and was just skin and bone. Meds at that...