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Pet Physical Therapy

Reduce pain, improve mobility and overcome injuries.

Physical therapy isn’t just for people – it can be used for pets, too. Your cat or dog can benefit from physical rehabilitation the same way you might if you were overcoming an injury.

How does pet physical therapy work?

Physical therapy for dogs encompasses a diverse range of modalities and approaches, often involving various types of equipment and techniques. Before determining the most suitable type of physical therapy for a dog, an experienced veterinarian typically conducts a comprehensive physical examination. This not only helps identify any underlying health issues that may affect the effectiveness of therapy but also ensures that no serious conditions are overlooked.

For dogs recovering from surgery or injury, physical therapy plays a vital role in the healing process. Unfortunately, not all veterinarians offer these services, leaving many patients without the support they need for complete recovery. At Advanced Care Veterinary Hospital, we recognize the critical importance of physical therapy throughout the healing journey. Our dedicated team is committed to providing comprehensive care, including tailored physical therapy programs, to ensure the best possible outcome for your furry companion.

What are the benefits of pet physical therapy?

Whether your pet is healing from an injury and needs to strengthen their muscles or you’ve been told you need to help them lose weight to keep them healthy, physical therapy can help them get to where they need to be.

Physical therapy has been proven to:

  • Reduce or eliminate pain
  • Strengthen muscles and endurance
  • Improve function and mobility
  • Promote balance and spatial awareness 
  • Facilitate weight loss 
  • Encourage normal weight-bearing and gait after surgery 
  • Prevent muscle contractions and atrophy
  • Decrease reliance on pain medication

If your pet was recently injured or has difficulty walking or standing, call us at (918) 224-1900 to discuss physical therapy options.

$City Canine Physical Therapist

Advanced Care Veterinary Hospital