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Ever tried giving a dachshund physiotherapy? There’s a late snag in one of the easier cases for Noel Fitzpatrick as he returns for a new series, when Rollo doesn’t fancy the post-op exercises that will help his newly strengthened back legs. His owners soon find the solution: leaving the living room for an organised ramble with scores of other local dachsies. Rodney the West Highland terrier looks to have a decent chance of a new life, too. He moves energetically even on painful stumps, so surely he’ll take to prosthetics.
The animal whose future is in the balance is collie/husky cross Nell. Her pelvis is shattered and Prof Fitzpatrick might not be able to fit a new joint around all the scar tissue – however much 71-year-old owner Bill desperately wants his best friend to be OK.
Professor Noel Fitzpatrick and his team's first patient is a West Highland terrier puppy that has a problem with its paws. Two new bionic feet later, and the poorly dog has a new lease of life. A young husky collie is also brought in after being hit by a car, only for the hip replacement operation to run into trouble, and a lazy dachshund requires double surgery and lots of physiotherapy.
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