|Roxanne's swimming exercises|
Because my back leg muscles were so weak, the doctors wanted me to swim. So Mom and Dad and I went on vacation and found lots of lakes. I had fun, but it was hard work. In the beginning, I could only swim for a few minutes. After a few weeks, I could swim a lot longer.
Mom and Dad felt that I was ready for more. So we began hiking. At first, we just hiked a little bit. Then, we hiked a little further. By the end of our trip, I could hike nearly two miles! I can't walk that far every day, and I am a lot slower than I use to be. The good news is that I feel so much stronger than before our vacation.
|Roxanne's first hike on her new exercise program|
|Resting after a swim|
If your pet has been sick and you would like to help your dog to get stronger, ask your vet if exercises will help. If so, just click on these great websites to get you and your pet started: