Canine Rehabilitation

Canine Rehabilitation

Thanks to improved diets and more comfortable lifestyles, dogs are living longer lives than previous generations. Another aspect of the longevity puzzle is the breakthrough in advanced veterinary care. Treatments used exclusively for people have now become staples for the care of companion animals. This episode of Pet Talk reveals one of these areas of specialty: canine rehabilitation therapy.

It’s likely that many of you reading this will someday need to take your dog to the vet’s office for rehabilitation. In this episode, our Staff Veterinarian Dr. Sarah Wooten explores this amazing new field, which is making a profoundly positive difference in the lives of countless companion animals. You’ll see firsthand the variety of therapeutic options that are becoming more widely available.

These exercises target specific areas, usually where an injury has been sustained, and can do much more than just repair damaged tissue. Rehab has been shown to actually speed up the healing process, while at the same time reducing pain levels.

Thank you for watching Pet Talk, and check back next month for another informative and entertaining episode.

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Comments (8) -

  • Janet Roberts

    4/29/2015 2:35:47 PM |

    This was very interesting and informative.  We have used a treadmill in the past when our labrador was recovering from ACL surgery and it helped her recovery tremendously. Did not know about the underwater treadmill and some of the other therapies.  Thank you Dr Sarah for this info. Janet Roberts

  • Debbie Dameworth

    4/30/2015 7:24:59 AM |

    This had great information on recovery for dogs that need rehab.  Giving the pet Agility during this recovery time is a must.
    Thank you Dr. Sarah.

    Debbie Damesworth

  • Rebecca Forrest

    4/30/2015 8:55:23 AM |

    Virgil and I took our elderly lab (with severe arthritis) to an underwater treadmill some years ago.  I know the treadmill extended his ability to get around for at least half a year. Without it, he would have been helpless. He loved the warm water and being coaxed to keep walking with treats. It was a great experience.

    We’ve also used the Agility supplement for all our greyhounds. I wish we’d known about it in time for our lab, but we weren’t aware of Life’s Abundance then. It has been a tremendous help to our aging greyhounds, especially the one that had a broken leg and two complicated surgeries afterward.

    We’ve also found acupuncture and cold laser treatment beneficial for our greyhound that had a pinched nerve in her neck.

    These forms of treatment are becoming more readily available in our area, and we’re grateful. They are such a good way to extend life and mobility. Thanks for the video.

  • Megan Smith

    5/5/2015 1:12:17 AM |

    I live in a very rural area with few amenities, but a wonderful, caring pet professional has an endless pool set up as a therapy pool for dogs who need swim therapy as they recover.  She does charge for this, but I'm sure will never recoup her expense for the building, the pool, and the utilities involved.  I'm glad she is here for those who need the service.  I use a dog-powered treadmill to exercise my dogs during extreme weather events.

  • JoAnne Rando-Moon

    5/5/2015 7:12:24 AM |

    Great information.  I give Agility to my Border Collie just for maintenance, which I know is keeping her whole system healthy and give her the mobility to keep her moving at 8 years old.

  • David MInzel

    5/7/2015 1:45:53 PM |

    Great advice and help for those of us with aging pets!  

  • Marie

    5/19/2015 2:08:40 AM |

    Great Information!! Thank you for sharing.

  • Kris Leaver

    9/20/2015 2:22:28 PM |

    Have been through lots of rehab with our Dobie Mix due to 2 CCL surgeries.    She is now on the Agility formula and 4 years later has shown great improvement.  Thanks LA!

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