Willow is a Neapolitan Mastiff puppy born with a rare congenital condition called Swimmer’s Syndrome. It afflicts both dogs and cats, rendering them unable to stand or walk. They lay flat on their chest, and their limbs are weak and splayed out. If dogs with this condition survive long enough to move, they mostly use their legs as flippers to push themselves around.
Because the pup had this problem, Willow’s breeder decided to give her away. Raising dogs with special needs is costly, and no one would buy them. The breeder went to social media, asking anyone if they wanted the poor pooch. If no one would take the puppy, the breeder is considering euthanasia.
Jennifer Williams, the president of a nonprofit charity group called 2nd Chance Rescue, saw the viral post and she knew right away that she had to help. The dog’s condition could get worse, and she could perish. She got in touch with the breeder and took Willow in.
The first thing that Jennifer did was to take the pup to her friend gina, an animal acuscope therapist. The dog underwent therapy which included sending micro-current stimulation to targeted tissues. This stimulates healing, decreases discomfort, and increases the pup’s range of motion.
Within two days, Willow showed good progress. She was already taking her first wobbly steps.
Encouraged by the fast results, Jennifer gave Willow a variety of therapy sessions. These included hydrotherapy. The pup had her chest wrapped, and her legs were tied to the correct position. After a few months, the happy pooch was running and jumping around.
The lovable pooch is now living a happy and active life with Jennifer. She has grown to be a beautiful canine weighing in at 80 pounds. There are absolutely no traces of her past problems.
Source: PAWsitive on Rumble