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Pet Fit Animal Rehabilitation


Welcome to Pet Fit

Pet Fit is an Animal Rehabilitation Practice specializing in the musculoskeletal care of pets.

Pets with sudden injuries or long-term degenerative conditions that affect joints, bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves, can benefit from Physical Rehabilitation.

What is Animal Rehabilitation?

Animal Physical Rehabilitation adapts different manual techniques and modalities used by Physical therapists in human patients and applies the same techniques to animals. It can promote a more rapidly recovery from neurological or orthopedic disorders and surgery, helping to avoid complications associated with prolonged rest.

What are the Benefits of Rehabilitation?

  • Reduce pain
  • Promote healing
  • Restore and maintain movement
  • Build muscle mass
  • Increase cardiovascular fitness
  • Combat obesity
  • Improve physical condition in sporting and working dogs
  • Assist with selection of carts and braces

Taking your pet's care to the next level!

Geriatric Rehabilitation

Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Neurologic Rehabilitation

Sports Medicine and Fitness

Weight Loss Program


What is Geriatric Rehabilitation?

With increased age, pets often face many physical changes that can affect their level of function and well-being. Rehabilitation helps to maintain their functional independence.

We use physical rehabilitation to help your dog or cat return to a better quality of life.

When we look at an older pet, we need to differentiate between diseases that can affect our pet and their ability to perform activities of daily living. When we make a treatment plan for older pets we look into improving their strength and balance with the final result of increasing mobility to be able to do activities they could no longer do. We also discuss their nutrition, how to improve it, and how you can help them at home.

Approach to Geriatric Rehabilitation

Therapeutic exercises are an important tool of physical rehabilitation to improve function. Our geriatric rehabilitation program is implemented to help the transition from a dependent to an independent pet.

Effective interventions to improve function usually involves three areas: the  pet, the activities he does during the day, and the environment.

Exercises are designed to help with flexibility, strength, balance, and endurance. The exercise level will depend on what your pet can do. We will teach you some activities and exercises to do at home to help him feel better.

The second area to improve is task selection. That means we will ask you what your pet liked to do before that he cannot do now. For example, increase in strength may allow your pet to perform the task of  jumping into the car again.

The third area we discuss is the environment.  A few modifications may be needed to increase the safety of your pet.  (example adding throw rugs on slippery floors).

The primary purpose of geriatric rehabilitation is to enable patients to function at the highest possible level despite physical impairment.

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