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Pet Rehabilitation

Benefits of Rehabilitation for our Pets

Rehabilitation can help every one of our pets! Really? Yes! Animal rehabilitation is one of the fastest growing aspects of veterinary medicine. When I was in veterinary school (only 16 years ago) I did not have a single course in rehabilitation, whereas today veterinary schools recognize the importance of rehabilitation, and over half of the […]

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Cryotherapy (‘Cold’ Therapy) Benefits for your Pet’s Inflammation and Pain Management

Cryotherapy is ‘cold’ therapy or, more simply, utilizing an ice pack to treat certain conditions for your pet. When to use Cryotherapy? Cryotherapy should be used: as management for acute inflammation, post-operative swelling, and pain, musculoskeletal trauma that is acute, pain due to muscle spasms, and after exercise to prevent edema (swelling) and pain. Best […]

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Helping your Pet with Thermotherapy (Heat Therapy)

Thermotherapy is ‘heat’ therapy or using a heating pad to help your pet in certain situations. When to Utilize Thermotherapy Heat therapy is best used: for more chronic conditions, like long term back muscle pain or hip pain, for muscle spasms, and as part of a warm-up exercise sequence. Best Methods on Applying Thermotherapy to your […]