Seeing your pet in pain is never easy and we know the stress it can bring to your family. When your pet isn’t feeling their best, we’ll be there every step of the way. While pain medications can provide some temporary relief, they can also cause a number of side effects. Here’s a look at some alternative ways we can help relieve your pet’s pain.

It all starts with our Aquapaws rehabilitation! The Animal Rehabilitation Team, headed by Dr. Kathryn Carlson, DVM and assisted by JT the managing technician, offers the following:

  • Underwater Treadmill
  • Therapeutic Ultrasound
  • Electrical Stimulation (E-STIM)
  • Medical Whirlpool Therapy
  • Wheelchair Fitting & Training
  • Laser Therapy
  • Corrective Exercises including
  • Theraball, Balance Boards, and
  • Proprioceptive Training

These types of rehab options can really benefit your pet! New technology is wonderful when it comes to helping your pet feel better. Therapy lasers use light energy to open the blood vessels and activate the lymphatic drainage system to reduce inflammation and pain and promote healing. Laser therapy promotes tissue healing by releasing endorphins, increasing blood flow to tissues, activating cells needed for tissue repair, and increasing cell division. It can be beneficial for a number of conditions, including:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Inflammation
  • Sprains and strains
  • Surgical Incisions
  • Fractures
  • Wounds
  • Dental procedures
  • Infections
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Anal gland impaction

Interested? You can learn more on our AquaPaws page by clicking here.