Dog Rehab

Surgery can be stressful for dogs and their owners alike, but proper rehabilitation can help your dog recover as quickly as possible. After surgery, your dog is often immobilised for days or perhaps even weeks leading to muscle wastage, abnormal gait patterns and compensatory adaptations. We help your dog with post surgery rehab to re-build strength, improve mobility, increase balance and proprioception, and restore function. Rehabilitation is a crucial element in your dog’s recovery after surgery and will support them not only in regaining strength and function but also confidence. 

What to Expect 

Every rehabilitation program is tailored to each dog’s individual needs, but the process typically involves:

  • Evaluation: We will perform a thorough evaluation of your dog’s condition, taking into account the surgery performed and any other pre-existing conditions to create an individualized rehabilitation program that addresses the specific needs of your pet.
  • Manual Therapy: This involves massage, gentle stretching, and range of motion exercises to improve mobility and reduce pain.
  • Therapeutic Exercises: These exercises are designed to build strength, coordination, and balance. Your dog will work on different exercises with the therapist during the session and will be given exercises to do at home.
  • Pain Management: Recovery can be painful, so managing your dog’s pain is important. We may recommend the use of non-pharmaceutical treatments, such as acupuncture or cold laser therapy, as well as traditional pharmaceuticals.

The most common surgeries for which we provide rehabilitation are

  • Craniate Cruciate Ligament repair (TPLO, Lateral Suture, TTA)
  • Hip Surgery (THR, TPO, FHO)
  • Medial Patella Surgery 
  • Limp Amputation

Cruciate Ligament Surgery

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Hip Surgery

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Limb Amputation

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