I’m so happy to be able to share these photos.
Kenny is a Blue Heeler/Bull Terrier cross. Now 12, he’s survived a car accident when a puppy and then a stroke in 2011.
Not surprisingly, Kenny has a few mobility issues. His back gets sore and his left side is weaker. He gets regular massage and laser treatments from me which help to keep him more comfortable and mobile.
Like many other senior dogs with a few aches and pains, Kenny still wants to join his family when they go out. Sometimes he makes it into his favourite park but then struggles on the way back to the car.
The solution, when Kenny gets tired, is to put him in a stroller.
Many men seem reluctant to be seen walking their dog in a stroller. I say “Real men are happy to show that they care and love their dog”. All credit to Jason, Kenny’s dogfather.
Dogs with mobility issues can live full and active lives with a little help. Kenny is far better off getting the mental stimulation of family outings than he is being left at home. Senior dog care requires management techniques; strollers and carts can play their part.
Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, Canine Catering Ltd, Christchurch, New Zealand