Your Pet Can Benefit From Rehabilitation
Carolina Ranch Animal Hospital is proud to offer a state-of-the-art rehabilitation and sports medicine department. Our rehabilitation department can aid pets throughout the many phases of their lives: from puppies needing to build confidence and foundational exercises, to sports competitors maximizing their performance abilities, to patients rehabbing post-injury or surgery, to our senior pets needing to maintain strength and flexibility.
When Is Rehabilitation Therapy Useful?
Pets can greatly benefit from rehabilitation while coping with many conditions including:
Our treatment plans are tailored to the individual condition and needs of the patient based on precise diagnoses. A variety of treatment options are available to your pet and may include:
This tier of rehabilitation focuses on needs of recent post-orthopedic surgery and early arthritic patients. Exercises are tailored individually to each patient.
This tier of rehabilitation is designed for patients with more intense needs than our early arthritis cases. This typically includes patients with more advanced muscle loss, early neurological cases, or intense post-orthopedic surgery (ex. multiple fracture repairs). Exercises are tailored individually to each patient.
This tier of rehabilitation is for patients that have multiple areas to address. This level is also perfect for more advanced neurologic patients, or patients that require mobility assistance. Exercises are tailored individually to each patient.
This tier is tailored to each individual dog and owner’s goals. Great for general physical conditioning, weight loss, and performance maintenance for sport/performance work. Therapies can include therapeutic land exercises and underwater treadmill.
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Animal rehab, or rehabilitation, has several benefits for animals who have suffered injuries, illnesses, or surgeries. It can help animals regain strength, flexibility, and mobility through exercises and therapies tailored to their specific needs. Rehab can also reduce pain and swelling, improve circulation, and prevent further injury. Additionally, rehab can improve an animal's mental and emotional well-being by providing stimulation, socialization, and positive reinforcement. Animal rehab can be particularly helpful for older pets or those with chronic conditions, as it can improve their quality of life and extend their lifespan.
Yes, dogs often require physical therapy after surgery to help them recover and regain their mobility. Surgery can cause pain, swelling, and muscle atrophy, which can limit a dog's ability to move and function normally. Physical therapy can help reduce pain and inflammation, increase range of motion, and strengthen muscles. Additionally, physical therapy can help prevent complications such as scar tissue or joint stiffness. Depending on the type of surgery and the dog's condition, physical therapy may involve exercises, massage, hydrotherapy, and other techniques. It's important to work with a licensed and experienced veterinary professional to develop a comprehensive physical therapy plan for your dog after surgery.
Yes, you can rehabilitate an old dog through physical therapy, exercise, and other treatments. Even if a dog is elderly or has chronic conditions, rehabilitation can help improve its mobility, reduce pain and discomfort, and improve its quality of life. It's important to work with a licensed veterinarian or animal rehabilitation professional to develop a tailored treatment plan that addresses the dog's specific needs and limitations.