Is your pet having difficulty with mobility or recovering from surgery? Does your pet experience regular pain? Just like physical therapy for humans, our furry friends can greatly benefit from the results of rehabilitation therapy. At Cashmere Veterinary Clinic we provide comprehensive, customized treatment plans that utilize positive reinforcement and a relaxed environment to help get your pet back to living a happy, healthy, and active lifestyle.
Rehabilitation Therapy can be beneficial in treating a variety of conditions including, but not limited to:
- Post-operative care (TPLO, TTA)
- Cruciate ligament injury
- Hip or elbow dysplasia
- Intervertebral disc disease
- Certain orthopedic and neurologic disorders
- Degenerative myelopathy
- Obesity and metabolic conditions
Our highly trained staff is well equipped to provide your pet with the best veterinary care. Our advanced equipment allows us to provide ideal treatment to achieve your pet’s full recovery. We pride ourselves in staying up to date with the newest developments in veterinary medicine and technology. From our state-of-the-art underwater treadmill to our electrical stimulation and laser therapies, we have something for every pet!
Our underwater treadmill is highly effective in the healing process following surgery or traumatic injury. Water provides support and stability, allowing your pet to perform proper movement while relieving normal pressure and weight strain in the joints. Electrical stimulation has been shown to relieve pain, reduce muscle atrophy, minimize swelling, and promote healing in both open and closed wounds, while laser therapies have been shown to be exceptionally helpful in combating chronic issues. Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive method that uses pressure waves to treat various musculoskeletal conditions by stimulating the body’s regeneration process. High-Energy acoustic waves (shock waves) deliver a mechanical force to the body’s tissues. The waves work on a cellular level, releasing proteins that accelerate healing.
We help develop treatments that you can continue at home once in-office therapy is no longer necessary. It is extremely important to maintain therapy efforts for your pet to regain full function, mobility, and vitality.
Therapy treatments often consist of one or two scheduled appointments per week and typically span over several weeks. Dr. Kelley is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist who will create an individualized plan for your pet. Our Certified Canine Rehabilitation Assistants, Nikki and Candi will be committed to the care of your pet. Consistency and dedication are essential for your pet to receive the full benefits from rehabilitation.
Overall, rehabilitation therapy has extensive benefits as they:
- Promote faster healing
- Increase mobility
- Minimize pain
- Reduce inflammation
- Increase circulation
- Promote strength and flexibility
- Improve quality of life
For more information about our services or to schedule an appointment, contact our office today at (509) 782-3572.