A tailored therapeutic exercise programme is designed by Paws in Motion’s veterinary therapist to be muscle specific and comprehensive to ensure it meets your individual pet’s needs. It is a vital element of rehabilitation.
Exercises are designed specifically for each patient. Important factors to be considered include the type of tissues involved, surgical procedure, age and species of the pet, stage of tissue repair and the functional ability of the pet. Some general types of exercises we include are:
Various pieces of equipment such as Fitpaws peanuts, Fitpaws balance dog bone, yoga blocks and mats may be used at different stages of the therapeutic exercise programme. If needed, many are available to our clients for purchase or hire.
Many of the exercises are designed to be continued at home to encourage you to be actively involved in your pet’s rehabilitation and help him/ her to recover faster.
Research shows that 1 in 5 dogs will suffer from the painful condition of Osteoarthritis by the time they reach middle-age!
The traction solution for senior, rehabilitating and special needs dogs, Dr. Buzby’s ToeGrips® slide onto your dog’s toenails and enable your pet to gain traction by enabling normal biomechanics.
The risks of obesity in pets are well known: heart disease, diabetes, joint arthritis and short lifespan. Usually, pets become overweight by either over-eating or under-exercising or both.