Your furry four-legged friends are oftentimes more like family. You would be willing to make sure they enjoy a good, healthy life at all times, having fun frolicking around. Sometimes, however, certain situations occur, not to anybody’s liking necessarily, that require them to get treatment.
It can be an illness or an accident, but whatever the cause is, all that’s important is that you can help your pet get back on their feet (all four, preferably), so they can continue living a happy and healthy life.
Crucial to this recovery is the process of rehabilitation. Just like with an injured person, regaining one’s strength needs muscle practice and training. Depending on the severity of the pet’s condition, it may require a much longer treatment period than others. Here are some things you can expect from a pet rehabilitation Boulder service for your furry friend.
What Conditions Require Therapy?
If your pet recently underwent surgery, or is experiencing chronic pain, they are good candidates for physical therapy and rehabilitation. In other cases, the discomforts are brought about by being overweight or geriatric. It’s also possible that they are suffering from nerve injuries.
Any of these conditions, upon confirmation and diagnosis of the vet, will necessitate a trip to the physical therapy room.
Types of Pet Rehabilitation
There is no one size fits all treatment for pet rehabilitation. That is why determining their condition accurately is important, so that they can be prescribed the most appropriate treatment. Speaking of which, there are several options available, again depending on the needs of your pet. There’s the underwater treadmill, which is good for endurance training and strength building. This is especially ideal for those who may have recently come from surgery and so are still recuperating.
The underwater treadmill is also good for pets who are on a special dietary program to assist them in their weight loss. Water makes them buoyant, and so essentially eases the pressure on the joints. Plus, it’s always relaxing and fun to play around in the water. They should be able to find it enjoyable while also working on getting better.
Another type of rehabilitation treatment available is therapeutic exercises. Your certified vet rehab therapist can create custom movements or exercise plans for your dog so they can improve their range of motions, build strength, and improve mobility and agility. Did you also know that acupuncture is also an option for dogs? These are particularly helpful for the reduction of pain and inflammation.
These are but some samples of possible rehabilitation treatment plans for your dog. Consult with your vet at the soonest possible time to determine which one would work best for your dog’s condition.