Trixie is almost 16, and 15 months ago was effectively crippled by arthritis in her spine. She can't take any pain relief - every one we've tried has caused a dreadful reaction. So when she could barely walk, and was clearly in a lot of pain the whole time, I took her to the vet again thinking it was time to put her out of her misery. The vet suggested trying physiotherapy and recommended Carol Ann, and there was nothing to lose so we went for it.
It has been amazing and has transformed Trixie's life! She does have some pain and stiffness still but these are largely relieved by the regular physiotherapy sessions. She is an elderly dog (and even before all this was a total couch potato), but she is able to amble round her short walks now and takes a keen interest in all the smells again. She can even, if she chooses, take off at a gallop and have a great run, though I discourage too much of it in case she hurts herself.
Trixie loves the physiotherapy, and sleeps through it, totally relaxed. I think Lucy, my young dog, is jealous - she also loves Carol and tries very hard to get her attention too!
We have good and bad days still, and just had several really bad days, but Carol Ann rearranged her weekend plans to get over for an extra session, and Trixie is now recovering well.
I just wish she was available for people - my 92 year old Mum could use this!