Rehabilitation & Fitness for Pets:
Relieving Pain and Restoring Mobility
At All Pets Animal Hospital & 24-Hour Emergency Care, we offer a variety of rehabilitation services that have provided benefits to our patients through much quicker recovery and restoration of mobility following surgery or illness. Some of our rehabilitation services include:
Massage therapy for pets has been shown to increase blood flow to muscles, which can speed the healing process. Massages also release endorphins, which are the body’s own hormones that help to calm the pet and provide pain management.
Veterinary laser therapy
Laser therapy stimulates cells to divide, which speeds healing following surgery. All Pets Animal Hospital uses laser therapy for post-operative recovery and also to restore mobility for pets suffering from arthritis.
Pet rehabilitation exercises
Similar to humans, pet recovery can be greatly enhanced by rehabilitation exercises. Our staff and veterinarians can provide exercise techniques to help pets heal from injury, including use of cavaletti, therapy balls, and outdoor agility exercises.
Veterinary water therapy provides pets with a means of exercise that is less stressful to the body due to the buoyancy provided by the water. Our treadmill can be adjusted for different sized pets and the water temperature can be adjusted for maximum pain reduction and comfort. The water provides resistance to muscles throughout the range of motion, which results in many benefits including:
- Quicker recovery time following surgery or injury
- Reduced pet pain
- Improved pet mobility
- Assistance with weight management
- Increased muscle mass and strength
- Improved quality of life
- Enhanced performance
Many pet conditions are helped by rehabilitation, both acute and chronic medical conditions. At All Pets Animal Hospital & 24-Hour Emergency Care, our veterinarians will work with you to establish a rehabilitation plan that will reduce your pet’s pain, increase their mobility, and work to restore them to complete health.