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    The Daily Treat: Arthritic Rabbit Just Keeps Swimming

    Swim with the fishes? Not quite.

    In Hampshire, England, a 4-year-old continental giant rabbit named Heidi has taken to hydrotherapy to ease her arthritic pain, which she suffers from in her hips and knees. The treatment is more commonly prescribed for horses and dogs, but Heidi's veterinarian believes the rabbit could benefit from the twice-weekly sessions, as well.

    With a lifejacket fitted to her for buoyancy and her ears pinned back, the brown-haired furbaby makes her way around a heated pool for seven minutes at a time.

    "None of us thought she would tolerate one minute in the water, but in her first session she took to it very quickly," owner Amanda Williams said. "As soon as she hit the water she just instinctively started paddling."

    Fortunately, it seems the unorthodox strategy is working.

    "Her whole gait and posture is much better," added Williams. "She is moving around much more freely."

    Rabbit Swims to Help Arthritis: Photo : People.com

    pic of the bunny in her life jacket at the link.
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    So cute! This rabbit found a very nice home.
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    That is so cute

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    I love the scrunchy on the ears.
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    that is adorable!
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    Aww! What a cutie pie!
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    Bless her heart, that's sweet enough to damn near make me teary.
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    How sweet. .
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    Love this, what a loving family she found. Thanks for sharing this.

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    Cutie pie bunny!!!
    Go Habs Go!!

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    Aw, the cuteness! Love the tiny life vest, this made me lol.
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    Aww that's great and it's helping her, Heidi is a very big bunny and a good swimmer. Kudos to the folks that are helping her.

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