This pet is Post-Operative at Safari after Cranial Cruciate Ligament Surgery (tightrope procedure) and this is the first day on the treadmill for her. The land treadmill is used to build proprioception or knowledge of the location of the limb. This exercise promotes both balance and coordination. As you can see the right rear leg is still weak, but is trying to work. She is doing very well.
Be sure to watch the 2nd exercise: vimeo.com/safarivet/cranialcruciate2
Safari Veterinary Care Centers
2402 Marina Bay Drive • Suite A-D