Miss Matilda has recovered from the worst of her problems. She has gained weight and is mostly healthy.
Look at the difference in her tail from the time I got her and now!
However we have a little problem…
Matilda doesn’t like water.
Okay, so maybe we have a BIG problem!!!
She is fine in a shallow pool but if she gets into deep water she freaks out. She doesn’t like to dive or put her head underwater. This does not bode well for her being released back into the wild.
Beavers kinda have to be comfortable in the water.
There is a vet in a neighboring town that does both traditional and holistic veterinary work. She kindly offered her services (FOR FREE!!!!) to Matilda to see if she could help her out.
So yesterday Matilda had a spa day!
She had an acupuncture treatment, chiropractic adjustments, along with Reiki and a massage.
Afterwards she enjoyed her favorite thing… a vigorous chin scratch!
I must say that she seemed to quite enjoy the entire process and when I got her home she had a definite spring in her step that I hadn’t seen before!
Only time will tell if she will improve with additional treatments. It is my sincere wish to be able to release her. But if not, she will become an education ambassador to teach people about what wonderful, gentle, loving and family-oriented animals beavers really are.
She has an important message to share.
A HUGE thank you to Dr. Rebecca Verna for her tender loving care!
If you have a critter that isn’t responding to traditional vet care, try holistic!
If you go see Dr. Verna… tell her Matilda sent you! 🙂