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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


According to recent studies, approximately 54% of pets are overweight or obese!

Although we do not see clinical signs most of the time, being overweight has been associated with many conditions that put a pet’s health at risk.


1. Poor quality and quantity of life

A lifetime study of labrador retrievers found that dogs with an ideal Body Condition Score (BCS) of 4/9 to 5/9 lived a medium of 1.8 years longer than their slightly overweight counterparts with a Body Condition Score of 6/9 to 7/9. The slimmer dogs also had delayed onset of chronic illnesses.

2. Osteoarthritis

Maintaining an ideal weight has proven benefits in the prevention and treatment of this debilitating condition. Studies have indicated that leaner dogs have delayed onset of arthritis compared to their overweight counterparts.

Regardless of cause, lameness in dogs can be alleviated with weight loss and their pain score decreases significantly.

3. Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVD)

Weight management is strongly recommended in dogs predisposed to IVDD. Studies have shown that obese dogs of all breeds are at increased risk for IVDD. Also dogs that have had surgery for IVDD were 7-6 times more likely to walk again at 3-4 weeks after surgery if they had body score condition of 6/9 or less.

4. Subclinical conditions

In dogs obesity has been related to increased inflammation and hormone changes that can lead to diseases such as pancreatitis and diabetes.

5. Cardiorespiratory effects

Obesity in dogs has been associated with various cardiac and respiratory conditions (although dogs are not at risk for coronary disease as the humans).

Most notably, obesity has been linked to breathing problems, being worse on pets that already have problems like tracheal collapse.


1. Diabetes

In cats, diabetes is the clinical consequence with the straight correlation to obesity. Not only is obesity a risk factor for diabetes, but weight loss is an important part of the treatment and increases the likelihood of remission.

2. Urinary disease

Obesity reportedly plays a role in the feline urinary system. Obesity has been shown to be a risk factor for feline urinary tract disease, and weight loss-along with dietary and stress management-is considered part of the treatment.

3. Osteoarthritis

Compared with lean cats, heavy cats are almost 3 times more likely to present for limping related to osteoarthritis.

4. Subclinical conditions

It has been demonstrated in the last studies that the adipose tissue increases the production of hormones and inflammatory mediators as the animal becomes heavier.

5. Poor quality of life

Like dogs, cats with an ideal body condition score are likely to live linger and have better quality of life.

We offer a weight loss program with low impact exercises, strengthening exercises, and establishing a home exercise program. An evaluation and nutrition consultation is also included in the program

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