Helping the Aged Dog

Helping the Aged Dog

Older dogs can benefit from rehabilitation and conditioning. When working with geriatric dogs, we focus on improving or maintaining mobility, decreasing pain, while also helping to enhance a dog’s overall fitness.

Key Uses:

Arthritis, rear-leg weakness, degenerative myelopathy, decreased activity tolerance, and incontinence.

Frequency:

Water therapy – varies depending on the dog’s endurance. The general goal is 5-15 minutes of sustained water therapy. 1 time a week is usually effective, while 2 times a week is more beneficial.

Laser Therapy – every other day is usually effective.
 
 

You can contact the staff of The Equine Performance Center at 352-369-HEAL (4325)