Tub Time!

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Our little man, Apollo, has pretty pronounced dysplasia in his left hip. Add this to his blindness, and he tends to have a pretty slow gait. After extra exercise or during cold and damp weather, Apollo seems to be a little uncomfortable. We've recently instituted Epsom salt baths to help improve his mobility and reduce pain.

Apollo typically resists passive range of motion (stretching) in his hips. In a warm tub, however, he accepts some gentle hip extension. Resting belly up with his back leaning against me, Apollo takes relaxed, deep breaths in the tub and, from time to time, even begins to doze off.

We think he's enjoying tub time. What do you think?