Dog and Pet Rehabilitation
Dog Rehabilitation can be pain free by utilising our specialised techniques. We work alongside veterinary treatments to reduce pain, swelling of the tissues and temporary lameness. It is very important in canine injury recovery to carefully avoid further injury. We can assist in this while sequentially improving pet health. Our specialist techniques help to manage dogs with persistent ailments such as arthritis and joint problems. It is very important therefore that treatment is started as soon a possible after the injury to ensure good healing and rehabilitation.

Dog Rehabilitation can help with:

  • Degenerative neurological problems
  • Herniated discs
  • Post-fractures
  • Arthritis
  • Post-operative orthopedics
  • Tendon and ligament injuries
  • Inflammation and swelling
  • Spinal Cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Obesity and poor conditioning
  • Muscular degeneration

When does your dog need rehabilitation?

The most common symptom that owners notice is that their dog slows down and has less enthusiasm towards performing tasks. This may also include difficulty with mobility around obstacles or sitting squarely. When this is noted it is time to seek rehabilitation since the risk of lameness can be managed. A pet with these signs, whether dog or cat would benefit from rehabilitation. Pets that have passed this stage and have lameness, problems bearing weight or walking can be treated to manage and ease their pain.

Techniques for Dog Rehabilitation

At Physio-Vet . Our therapists have specialist knowledge of rehabilitation. We use low impact cardiovascular training with our water treadmill for dogs. Along side this we compliment training with exercises and physiotherapy that ensure pain relief and management. The specific treatments differ from animal to animal as we cater entirely on an individual pet basis. Treatments include:

  • Under water therapy for dogs.
  • Land treadmill
  • Core strength and stability work.
  • Canine Massage.
  • Resistance training.
  • Proprioceptive retraining
  • Movement exercises.

Our treatments make dog and pet rehabilitation a joy for both owner and animal. They also lower the risk of dog arthritis in joints or tendons have been strained, torn or ruptured.

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