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Stem Cell Treatment for Canine Osteoarthritis

July 26, 2021

Animals suffer from many of the same health issues and injuries that humans have. So, in principle, stem cell therapy could also be applied to treating pets with musculoskeletal problems. Does your four-legged best friend have a degenerative disease like osteoarthritis? Read on to find out how stem cell treatment is a safe and effective option for resolving your pet's chronic joint disease.


Knee Surgery for Dogs

May 18, 2021

When your dog tears its cruciate ligament, it is not a fun time for your pet. Unfortunately, most dog owners do not realize that their canine friend can rupture its cruciate. Cruciate ligament injury, however, is a common injury in dogs. 


Orthopedic Post-Operative Recovery Therapy for Dog

April 7, 2021

There are several reasons why a pet may need recovery therapy. They include surgery, injury, arthritis, or other age-related issues. Helping the animal to return to normal function is important. Apart from improving your pet’s quality of life, your companion will enjoy being active again. Rehabilitation makes a huge difference when it comes to restoring function after surgery.


Canine Rehabilitation for Luxating Patella

April 7, 2021

Luxating patella is a common orthopedic condition that affects many dogs. Many pet owners have had to deal with the effects of the condition on their pets. A luxating patella occurs when the kneecap moves from its normal position. While the condition most often affects small breeds like Yorkshire terriers, Pomeranians, and Chihuahuas, it can also affect larger dogs. The condition can be quite painful, but fortunately, it is treatable.


Splints and Cart Fittings for Dogs

February 23, 2021

Pet orthotics refers to the use of orthotic devices for animals. These are designed specifically for supporting animals with, or correcting, musculoskeletal or body deformities or abnormalities that otherwise affect your pet’s ability to live life to the fullest.


Range of Motion Exercises in Canine Rehabilitation

February 23, 2021

Therapeutic exercises offer a host of benefits in veterinary rehabilitation. It will not only restore the stability, endurance, and strength of pet rehab patients. But it can also improve balance, motor control, flexibility, and even increase a dog’s range of motion (ROM). Abnormal ROM generally means that a patient’s joint is either too loose or too tight. When applying to increase ROM, the certified practitioner needs to identify which joint needs treatment. They also have to determine in what direction they aim to improve the range. The goal of range of motion exercises for canine rehabilitation is to gain functional capacity.


Canine Rehabilitation for Lameness

February 23, 2020

Canine lameness is an overarching term to describe a dog that starts to walk with difficulty. The limping or hobbling can be due to anatomical or pathological concerns. Anatomical lameness has to do with your dog’s limb structure. This could either be genetic or acquired. Your pet may be born with a leg deformity or suffered from a broken leg that wasn’t treated. Pathological lameness is often a result of neural or musculoskeletal pain. A sprained leg, for example, can cause your dog to walk in an unusual way. Bone or joint problems are also generally classified under this umbrella. Are you interested in how manual therapy techniques can help your limping dog? Read on to learn more about canine rehabilitation for lameness.


Benefits of DryLand Exercises in Canine Rehabilitation

November 11, 2020

Rehabilitating a canine involves some therapy techniques and exercises designed to help a dog regain its physical strength. Rehabilitation also seeks to improve or return the dog’s range of motion.


Warm Moist Heat Use in Canine Rehabilitation

October 26, 2020

Warm moist heat treatment is ideal for relieving pain from arthritis, surgery, injury, and strenuous exercise. Surgery and injuries call for cold treatment for the initial 3 to 7 days; after that time elapses, you may switch to the warm moist heat therapy 7 to 10 days after surgery or injury. Cold therapy prevents inflammation by constricting the injured area’s blood vessels. Moist heat therapy promotes healing via increased circulation.


Low Level (Cold) Laser Therapy in Canine Rehabilitation

September 3, 2020

Low-level laser therapy is regularly recommended as part of a canine rehabilitation program because of the benefits that it offers the dogs that undergo the treatment. Your pet will almost certainly be scheduled for a number of sessions, carried out at regular intervals. The success of the treatment will be closely monitored, which will allow our rehabilitation veterinarian in charge of your pet’s case to determine how many sessions your dog will need and how they will combine with other elements of your dog’s rehabilitation program


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