Your Questions about Dog Rehab

July 6, 2015 at 9:37 AM by Nikki Wardle

Vets Near Me

If your pet has just gone through a tissue injury, surgery or some other life-changing event, you want to find the best care you can possibly find. There are vets near you and me that can offer that high-quality care you've been searching for.

Canine rehabilitation is important. Primary care vets are awesome, and while they may be able to tell you that the x-ray reveals a soft tissue injury, a rehab vet (someone who specializes in neuromuscular and musculoskeletal conditions) would be able to pinpoint exactly what it is (like a bicep strain, medial shoulder instability, etc.) They know how to treat each individual condition with expert care.

What should I look for in my rehab vet?

Ideally, they should have certification. They should at least have vast knowledge and experience in the field in which they work. See the vets near me who know their stuff!

Why should I arrange rehab for my pet?

Great question! Rehab helps your pup recover from injuries and surgeries. Rehab keeps muscles:

  1. Loose
  2. Flexible
  3. Strong

Your dog will see improvements much quicker. He will not only heal but stay healed.

What can I expect from rehab?

Your rehab vet will work with you to determine the best, specific after-surgery assignments for your pet's unique case.

For example, they can give you passive rang-of-motion exercises,  light weight-bearing exercises, hydrotherapy, lasers if needed, electrical stimulation or an ultrasound to help with tissue healing.

What other services do rehab vets offer?

  • Acupuncture
  • Massage
  • Physic Balls
  • Wobble boards
  • Land treadmills
  • Chinese herbs
  • Homeopathy
  • Weights
  • Nutrition
  • Thera-Bands
  • Etc.

Contact us to set up rehab care for your pet. You CAN get those results for your pet that you've been hoping for.

Topics: Vets Near Me

Nikki Wardle

Written by Nikki Wardle

Nikki has been writing for Intermountain Pet Hospital since 2014.