Education (Fitness Center)

Client Educational Brochures

The experienced veterinarians at Animal Rehab & Fitness Center strive to do more than just rehabilitate pets. We also aim educate owners. Over the years, our very own board-certified veterinarians have developed various educational brochures (“Insights”) to do just that. These brochures, which are listed below, are intended to provide helpful information on some of the common physically debilitating diseases that pets experience. For your convenience, these brochures can be printed or downloaded.

  • Degenerative Myelopathy: Physical therapy is the best treatment for dogs with degenerative myelopathy, a late onset degenerative disease affecting the spinal cord that’s most typically found in medium and large-breed dogs.
  • Wobbler Syndrome: This canine syndrome is characterized by “wobbly” legs and a loss of coordination.
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease: Quick action is essential to treating disc disease in dachshunds and other small breeds.
  • Strokes: Pets can have strokes which are comparable to those of people. Strokes tend to occur when pets are middle-aged or older and tend to strike suddenly and without warning.
  • The Importance of Rehab: Rehab therapy is used to treat animals with various conditions and can  result in a number of physical benefits.
  • Arthritis & the Aging Dog: Arthritis is the number one cause of chronic pain in dogs and cats and is the result of long-term stresses on a joint.
  • Rehab After a TPLO: Because a TPLO is a type of surgery that stabilizes the knee, rehab is recommended to prevent further muscle time.