News: Bio Helps with Animal Recuperation

Posted on 6th September 2018

Bio-Productions make a splash with doggy paddle pool

 

Cleaning chemicals company Bio-Productions are proving that every dog has its day, by helping cute canine Bella get fighting fit.

 

Until recently, the nine-year-old Whippet/Staffordshire terrier cross was having mobility issues due to injuries sustained to her back and legs. Now, her owner Eric Martyr says his dog is bounding and barking like a six-month-old pup.

 

The remarkable difference is down to a cunning plan he hatched with the help of Bio-Productions.

 

“I had taken Bella to receive laser treatment but it didn’t do much good,” Eric says. “The vet suggested that we take her for hydrotherapy sessions but the costs were adding up and it wasn’t sustainable.”

 

As a retired science technician, Eric’s wife, Cheryl, encouraged him to get creative and he soon spotted an industrial bulk container (IBC) outside Bio-Productions’ purpose-built facility on the Victoria Business Park in Burgess Hill.

 

The IBC, which is designed to store an impressive 1,000 litres of liquid, was the perfect size for a stay-at-home hydrotherapy pool and Eric wasted no time by getting in touch.

 

“I spoke with Phil Karn, a director at Bio-Productions, and explained why I wanted to the tub,” Eric continues. “Bella was abused as a puppy and kicked repeatedly by her previous owner. Creating a hydrotherapy pool was really our last attempt to try and restore some mobility for her. Through that, we wanted to give her back some quality of life – and we have.”

 

With Bio-Productions’ blessing, Eric set about adapting the tank for hydrotherapy. The process involved relocating the container to the bottom of his garden and balancing the water pressure to a tepid 27 degrees Celsius. With the project successfully completed, Eric takes Bella on regular rehab sessions in the converted IBC which resides in his back garden.

 

And, while Bella could only manage one minute in the pool at first, she now manages to doggy paddle for a full three minutes, equivalent to three-miles of exercise.

 

“Bella’s story really struck a chord with our team,” Phil Karn comments. “Our whole company philosophy centres on recycling, but never before has that meant turning one of our massive containers into a pool for pooches! We were more than happy to help, and I’m so happy to hear that Bella’s sessions are going well and that she’s back on her paws again.”

 

Bella’s unconventional rehabilitation was just the start of a friendship between Bio-Productions and animal-loving Eric. As a thank you to the Burgess Hill business, he has donated funds to a team member’s Race for Life sponsored walk, which is set to take place on September 1.

 

–end–

 

 

View this press release online and get pictures: https://wp.me/p8qzV1-44b

 

FURTHER INFORMATION:

Lea Graham Associates

Telephone: 01444 235475

Back to News ›

Testimonials

"This association was started with a lot of effort from a few local businessmen and has proved to be a very powerful and useful tool for our business. The BHBPA has influence at the top level; when action is needed, the BHBPA gets it done. We are kept in touch with all that is happening on our doorstep and will often act because of what is published in the weekly emails / newsletters."

Steve Mooney
(Steven Mooney Machinery)

"The BHBPA is an energetic and vocal organisation that connects and empowers and informs the local business community acting as an effective conduit to local authority and other organisations. We are proud to be part of that community and the association."

Nick Broom, Managing Director
(PVL UK Ltd)

"Since joining BHBPA we have found it to be a dynamic and vibrant members’ organisation, with excellent, regular and informative meetings.

Peter Liddell does a first class job in ensuring that members’ interests are aired and addressed.
"

Mark O'Shea, Partner
(Rawlison Butler)

"If Carlsberg did networking they would do it the BHBPA way. Each event is packed with great ideas, thought provoking presentations and fun. As a small business we feel supported and part of the community. We have built friendships and business relationships and there is always plenty of advice on hand to benefit us all so don’t hesitate to join whatever the nature of your business. "

Angela Gill, Managing Director
(Bio Productions Ltd)