Toby’s story : Natural therapy & rehab helps repair cruiciate ligament

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Massage and natural pet therapies help repair dog’s cruciate ligament.

Toby was rescued with a number of health issues with a new owner that is very focused on natural pet therapies where possible.

He had a number of behaviour issues and needed an operation on his Cruciate Ligament. He responded well to all the work his owner put into his rehabilitation and became a happy little dog.

Just recently his hind leg became very inflamed and he could not place any weight on this leg. The Vet said he needed an urgent operation as this leg was due to an autoimmune condition and if they did not operate immediately he would not walk again, although they could not guarantee success and it had a high probability of reoccurrence. His owner decided to refuse the operation and use natural remedies and massage to help Toby to walk properly again.

So we started him on a natural anti-inflammatory, Transfer Factor for the immune system and weekly massage and photonic therapy. He started to put weight on the leg after the second massage and apart from a set back from falling off the couch, he is now walking normally and all the inflammation has resolved. I always view surgery as a last resort rather than a first resort as often with the right therapy and good rest a lot of issues will be resolved as long as the Cruciate Ligament has not totally snapped. I recently treated a German Shepherd whose owner was told the Cruciate had snapped and she needed an urgent operation but the owner wanted me to see her first and the fact that she could put some weight on the leg indicated the Cruciate was not snapped. She has also responded will to therapy and is back to walking well on her leg.

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Pet Naturopath Australia. Cat and Dog Natural Remedies.

Healthy Pets Naturally was established by Patty Walcott in 2010.  Patty, a pet naturopath, specialises in treating cats and dogs with natural remedies and is a recognised practitioner in NSW of the Small Animal and Equine Natural Therapy Association.

Patty’s unique background in the pharmaceutical industry, coupled with her qualifications as a biochemist, Reconnective healer and small animal naturopath, means that pet owners can receive the care of their vet for acute conditions along with Patty’s guidance regarding alternative pet remedies to achieve a healthy, balanced natural diet, herbs and homeopathy for all conditions.

Natural pet treatments also cover physical therapies for rehabilitative care such as cat and dog massage (Equissage & CMT), underwater dog treadmillPhotonic Therapy (acupuncture), and animal reconnective healing.

Be sure to visit the case studies section of our website to read about our pet natural treatments and therapies used to successfully treat a broad range of dog and cat health issues.

In 2021, Patty closed her clinic on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and moved to the Sapphire Coast (South Coast, NSW).

Update:  At the end of 2022, Patty closed her books and is not offering consultations with new clients. This may change in the future and we apologise for any inconvenience. Patty is still working with existing clients.