February 27th, 2018 | Canine Rehabilitation, Surgery Rehabilitation
When your pet is showing signs of injury or pain, you may not know how to help. While a vet may prescribe certain medications that can help with trauma and healing, animal rehabilitation provides more holistic, long-lasting treatment. St. Petersburg dog owners wondering how to improve the health of their pets can rely on Tampa Bay K9 Rehabilitation Center to provide the service and facilities necessary.
Depending on your situation and needs, we have specialized equipment that can improve many degenerative conditions. While older animals are more at risk for conditions such as canine osteoporosis, it does not mean younger dogs cannot develop degenerative conditions. Greyhounds are one breed that commonly develops issues at a younger age. Since they are often racing hounds, adoptive greyhounds often have years of training and running as fast as they can. Because of this, joint pain and inflammation are common in young greyhounds.
Obesity is also a major problem with pets in the United States. Proper exercise and a healthy diet can make all the difference when it comes to living a long and healthy life. When an animal experiences consistent pain, chemicals flood the brain that stresses the body, leading to other problems such as irritability. The brain of dogs and humans react similarly to pain. Cortisol is a hormone produced in abundance during stressful situations. Researchers have found excessive amounts of cortisol result in a weaker heart and rapid aging. In humans, cortisol is partly responsible for premature graying and may have similar effects on pets. St. Petersburg residents should get their pet the animal rehabilitation he or she needs as soon as possible to reduce the side effects of obesity and pain.
When you work with Tampa Bay K9 Rehab for animal rehabilitation, your pet has access to our facilities and services to heal. St. Petersburg pet owners can take advantage of:
Cold laser therapy
Weight loss programs
At Tampa Bay K9 Rehabilitation, targeting an issue in different ways will better reduce pain and heal injuries. You can go online or call (727) 677-9500 to set up an animal rehabilitation appointment for your pet today in St. Petersburg.