Dog sports medicine is one of the specialist treatments that we offer at Physio-vet. We help to treat the canine athlete working on agility, flyball, obedience, working trials, mushing and much more. We understand how focused sporting dogs are, and how to help each individual dog to better their field. Our focus on the individual athlete is what continues to drive our success in supporting and treating sporty dogs.
About Dog Sports Medicine
Many sports dogs get injuries which are commonly not picked up by vets in general practice. This is mostly due to the drive of the dog to carry on training and competing regardless of pain. We are used to seeing these dogs and examining them in different ways they allow us to pick up and treat even the most subtle of injury. Signs of a problem in the canine athlete may not even be a limp. Common complaints from owners are: ” my dog’s time is down,” “he’s knocking poles” ” he’s running out” ” he’s running under jumps.”
Our dog sports medicine can help your dog to run faster, avoid and recover from injury, turn sharper and compete for longer. Treatments at our clinic can improve your dog’s athletic performance as well as maintaining a happy healthy life.
Dog Sports Medicine Treatment
Our vet David was trained in Canine Sports Medicine by Agility guru Chris Zink in the USA. Chris is acknowledged as one of the leading lights in this field in the world. She has published books ” Coaching the Canine Athlete,”The Agility Advantage” and “Dog Health and Nutrition for Dummies.” The rest of the Physio-vet team have also attended courses with Chris Zink. Our canine sports medicine knowledge is unparalleled and we will care for your pet every step of the way. What’s more, we will help you to understand the causes of dog injury, the depth of the problem and how to prevent and rehabilitate them.
‘Here is a photo of Will last weekend. Two years since you treated him when the vet said he should have hip replacement! Will came 2nd in the competition’ HL, Agility Nut from Cheshire
Article in the Agility Voice Magazine August 2013.