Pet Rehabilitation

Improve your pet's mobility and recovery faster.

Nickel City Animal Hospital offers rehabilitation therapy services for dogs and cats. Animal rehabilitation helps pets with post-operative mobility, orthopedic, arthritic conditions, neurological, geriatric or weight management issues. Rehab therapy can help pets stay as healthy and active as they can. Each pet undergoes an individualized one-on-one evaluation and a custom rehab program is designed for your pet.

Common Conditions Treated with Rehabilitation

  • Osteoarthritis & Chronic Pain
  • Cruciate Injuries — Injury to the cranial cruciate ligament (CCL), also known as the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in humans.
  • Geriatric Issues — Weakness in the hindlimbs (hips and knees), difficulty walking, difficulty getting up or sitting down, difficulty walking up or down steps.
  • Neurologic Conditions — Disc disease, post-op disc surgery, degenerative myelopathy (DM), Wobbler's syndrome.
  • Orthopedic Conditions — Partial tear or complete tear of the CCL or other ligaments, sprains, strains, iliospoas issues.
  • Post-Op Surgery — CCL, femoral head ostectomy (FHO), total hip replacement surgery, osteocondritis dessicans (OCD) lesions, stem cell replacement surgery, fracture repair.
  • Post-Traumatic Injuries

Nickel City Animal Hospital will be offering the following Rehabilitation Modalities:

  • Acupuncture
  • Electro-acupuncture
  • LASER Therapy
  • Aquatic Therapy (underwater treadmill)
  • Manual Therapy (joint mobilizations, passive ROM, stretching, and massage)
  • Orthotics/Prosthetics (braces, slings, harnesses, carts, etc.)
  • Owner Education (home exercise programs)
  • Therapeutic Exercise (cavaletti rails, rocker boards, physio balls, etc.)

Canine & Feline Rehabilitation can help:

  • Decrease or eliminate pain
  • Improve function and quality of movement
  • Facilitate tissue healing
  • Improve muscle strength and endurance
  • Increase range of motion
  • Facilitate weight loss
  • Prevent muscle atrophy and/or contracture post surgery
  • Encourage normal weight bearing and gait post surgery
  • Prevent other injuries
  • Decrease the need for medications
  • Improve spacial awareness special
  • Improve balance and coordination

To schedule a rehab appointment for your cat or dog, please call us at (716) 847-1000.

Dog Rehabilitation