Canine Health & Behavior Services
Canine conditioning and Rehab therapy is now available at our training center.
Rehab therapies can help create better and faster outcomes for post op, neuro and trauma patients. Rehab can help dogs recover from injury faster, prevent future injury and extend their lives.
Conditioning can help arthritis, degenerative myelopathy, hip and elbow dysplasia, obesity, paralysis, rear limb weakness, back issues, sports injuries and traumatic injuries.
Your dog will receive a personalized program designed to address his specific issues. All treatments will be carried out by a licensed veterinary technician, specializing in rehab and sports medicine.
Modalities used include manual therapy, treadmill, massage, exercise balls, low level laser therapy, heat and cold therapy and land based activities. Laser therapy will require a veterinarian referral.
Get your dog on the road to a more comfortable and longer life!
Canine specific treadmill
Treadmills are used as a weight bearing exercise for conditioning or rehabilitation.
The pace of the animals movement is controlled, the footing is secure, and we can increase or decrease the challenge by changing the speed or incline/decline. Specific muscle groups can be targeted by incline/decline, adding leg weights or backpacks.
Treadmills provide passive extension of the dogs joints and can also be used for dogs to "relearn" to place their limbs following surgery or injury.
Conditioning and weight loss can be achieved on the treadmill regardless of the weather, so it is very beneficial for dogs who do not get as much exercise due to our desert temperatures.