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How dog physiotherapy can help your dog


For dogs, exercise and freedom from pain are synonymous with quality of life. Dog physiotherapy makes it its business to enable our four-legged friends to do both. Here you can find out more about the goals and areas of application of physiotherapy for dogs. The areas of application for dog physio are broad - Shutterstock / msgrafixx

First the information: Physiotherapy for the dog is not an alternative to a veterinary examination, but only a supplement. Dog physiotherapy is used to accompany veterinary treatment.

Goals and effects of dog physiotherapy

Mobilization and stabilization of the joints, building up the muscles, regaining mobility and generally as little pain as possible - these are roughly the most important goals of physiotherapy for the dog. Pain relief and freedom from pain in particular are crucial points when it comes to quality of life for dogs. Dog physiotherapy has several positive effects: These include muscle relaxation and psychological relaxation and the improvement of endurance and body awareness. Your dog will become more agile, can improve his balance and will enjoy movement again. With the help of dog physiotherapy, metabolic activity can also be stimulated.

After the veterinarian has made a thorough diagnosis of the health of your dog and you have had a detailed conversation with the dog physiotherapist, the therapist creates a treatment plan that is optimally tailored to the ailments of your four-legged friend.

Dog physiotherapy: course of treatment

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Areas of application of physiotherapy for dogs

Dog physiotherapy can help with skeletal and spinal disorders such as hip dysplasia or elbow disorders such as elbow dysplasia and with degenerative diseases such as arthrosis.

The therapy also promises relief from old age disorders and muscle ailments, for example after operations. In general, points such as rehabilitation, muscle building and pain relief after surgery are an important part of dog physiotherapy. Other areas of application include wound healing disorders, edema or nerve diseases such as paralysis.