For dogs having difficulty getting around, canine rehab and physical therapy offer new hope. An emerging specialty in veterinary care, Foster Animal Hospital is now offering canine rehab! Physical therapy is helpful to dogs recovering from surgery, those that have suffered an injury, or perhaps aging dogs that are dealing with the chronic pain of arthritis.
Itís heartbreaking to see our dogs slow down. Stiffness, lameness, and pain can be treated and your pet can improve his or her functional ability. Canine rehab facilitates healing of limbs, joints, and soft tissue injuries. Most importantly, it helps to manage pain, improving the quality of life for your pet, as well as reducing the need for pain medications that have possible side effects.
Benefits of canine rehab and treatment include:
Rehab and physical therapy techniques include both therapeutic modalities, as well as the use of canine fitness equipment. Techniques employed include:
Indications of arthritis or joint issues:
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