Julius is a Leonberger, born in 2004 and we have him ever since he was a puppy. We followed a puppy course and later started a basic training. As happens with playful puppies, he hurt his right front limb and a while later his knee. The latter didn’t recover that well, and despite painkillers Julius got from the vet, he kept on walking funny with his hind legs (like they didn’t want to walk along).
A veterinary specialist took x-rays and could see that Julius’ hips weren’t ok, which required heavy surgery and long term revalidation. In addition to that, his elbows showed irregularities on the x-rays. According to several vets we had the choice: surgery or euthanasia. Through the Leonberger Dog Club in the Netherlands and the internet, we found information about dr. Aharon and her orthomanual manipulation technique. She could put Julius’ hips in the correct position and also diagnosed misaligned vertebrae which she could reposition, and in addition she advised us how to walk with Julius.
We could see Julius start to walk better and he was more flexible, and six weeks after the treatment, an improvement could be noticed in new x-rays. We came back to dr. Aharon several times to have Julius checked and treated, and the elbow and shoulder problems dissolved. The hips were more difficult, but now he only has slight arthrosis in his right hip joint. Julius will never be a dog that can do anything and he will always be a bit more fragile, but he is walking fine and he is feeling very happy now.
Hilly and Nico Bosma