As dogs get older and a little stiffer, their owners often wonder what options exist to help their pets. Physical therapy, also called “canine rehabilitation,” is one way to help older dogs stay active and mobile. This article will help you decide whether your dog might benefit from physical therapy.
When our dogs become seniors, they start slowing down. These changes often come with age, but they also can be signs of conditions that might benefit from treatment. Here are symptoms, treatment options, and ways to prevent (or at least slow down) the progression of some of the top three common health issues with our geriatric pets.
Chiropractic care focuses on diagnosing, treating and preventing nerve stress caused by distortions in the musculoskeletal system, with special emphasis on the spine. This nerve stress can cause physical and emotional malfunction and is associated with loss of energy, pain, weakness, neurologic issues and disease of all types. Animal chiropractic is a broadening of human chiropractic with techniques developed to be able to treat animals.
Hospice is best summarized as the philosophy of preserving quality-of-life over extending length of life and hinges on the belief that patients in the last phases of life deserve this care to live as fully and comfortably as possible. Animal Hospice recognizes dying as a normal process, whether or not resulting from disease, and sees the end of life as an opportunity for added deepening of the existing human-animal bond.