Elisabeth Rohm: Physical Therapy 'Totally Healed' My Dog
02/12/2010 AT 03:00 PM EST
Not ready to give up, the Heroes star turned to Los Angeles-area wellness center Two Hands Four Paws for three months of physical therapy. "I was taking some time off, so I had all the time in the world to go with him three or four days a week," she explains. "And they totally healed him." Through gentle massage and other therapeutic techniques – combined with Rohm's TLC – the nerves in Homer's leg started to regenerate, and the leg began to grow at the same rate as the others. "If the leg stopped growing, it could've caused back issues," Rohm says. "But they did an amazing job."
Now, the healthy 5-year-old pup who "thinks he's a teacup" spends his time hiking near L.A., eating heartily (he's 90 lbs.!) and protecting Rohm's 22-month-old daughter, Easton. "They're pals. He slept outside her door every night from the time she was born," Rohm says. "He's very sweet with her – like the gentle giant."
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