To serve the complete health and wellness needs of pets, our Midland veterinarians go above and beyond vaccinations, checkups and emergency care, important as those functions are. Just as we humans must rehabilitate following an injury, surgical procedure or extended illness, animal rehabilitation seeks to help pets recover full function, regain their strength and manage pain. That’s why our veterinarians A to Z Veterinary Clinic offer state-of-the-art Midland pet therapy services for pets.
Treadmill exercises are commonly prescribed as Midland pet therapy for animals with joint stiffness or muscle weakness, offering a safe, controlled way to help a pet rebuild his muscles, recover from an operation or keep his joints limber. If your pet cannot quite support his own weight well enough for our standard treadmill, we can put him on our water treadmill. A tank surrounding the treadmill fills with just enough water to lift and support your pet’s body, while also adding welcome resistance to help weak muscles grow stronger as your pet exercises. The land treadmill also includes various inclines and speeds to accommodate your pet as he progresses in his therapy, and its ability to help your pet shed excess pounds makes it a useful part of an ongoing pet well care program. We also employ various other strengthening exercises, often with such tools as therapy balls and weights, to help your pet achieve a balanced recovery.
In addition to treadmill work and other exercises, we also offer several different types of non-invasive external therapies that help with pain management and healing. Our TENS (Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation) unit, for example, enables us to apply mild electrical stimulation to the nerves for effective, drug-free relief of acute or chronic pain. We even have a pulse biomagnetic bed. This remarkable device emits pulsing electromagnetic fields, which penetrate the skin and stimulate tissue cells. This stimulation provides relief for your pet’s pain and stiffness.
The proper therapy or combination of therapies can do wonders in treating a great many ailments. Orthopedic injuries or diseases such as dysplasia, injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament, osteoarthritis, tendonitis, surgery to correct a luxating patella (unstable kneecap) and other joint instabilities can all benefit from a professionally administered program of strengthening exercises and pain relieving therapies. Neurological issues such as paralysis, spinal cord problems, disk degeneration and nerve disease can also respond well to these forms of Midland pet therapy and animal rehabilitation.
A to Z Veterinary Clinic and Animal Rehabilitation Center Provides Advanced Pet Rehabilitation
If you believe that your pet might benefit from our animal rehabilitation services, contact A to Z Veterinary Clinic today and speak to our Midland, TX veterinarians. Drs. Todia and Wilson will be happy to evaluate your pet’s current condition and medical history, and then prescribe the course of therapy best suited to his needs. An ongoing program of pet well care can then help your pet maintain his newly-regained health for years to come.