Spa Day for the Girls

The senior German Shepherds of Woody's Place Senior German Shepherd Sanctuary have been extremely fortunate to receive high quality laser and hydrotherapy with Petra Ford and her wonderful staff at Aqua Paws Rehabilitation in Flanders, New Jersey. We've taken our dogs for short term treatment as well as long term care such as Brandi and Libby who look forward to their bi monthly "spa day".

Brandi receiving hydrotherapy for her elbow dysplasia

Why is physical therapy important to our senior German Shepherds? Just like people, our senior dogs start to slow down as they age and loose mobility due to natural wear and tear of joints, or from sustaining an injury, and even from gaining weight. At this stage of their lives, it is important to keep them as active as possible even if it means taking short, frequent walks throughout the day, but sometimes that's easier said than done due to limitations such as pain or injury, and this is where physical therapy helps our dogs stay as comfortable and mobile as possible.