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Arthritic Rabbit Benefits From Hydrotherapy

NPR
Thursday, March 7, 2013

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Heidi is a 15 pound continental giant rabbit in Britain that suffers from arthritis. Twice a week, she's strapped into a little orange life vest and paddles in a heated pool.

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. The life of a rabbit isn't always a piece of carrot cake. Heidi is a 15-pound continental giant rabbit in Dorset who suffers from arthritis. So a month ago, her vet prescribed an unusual treatment for a rabbit: hydrotherapy. Twice a week, she's strapped into a little orange life vest and paddles in a heated pool. Her owner told the BBC that Heidi has taken to it like a duck to water. Heidi also loves her post-swim shower. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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