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Is Exercise Good for a Dog with Arthritis?

Many humans experience joint issues that require special attention to the way their bodies can exercise. With dogs, they are no different. Water therapy for dogs, also known as hydrotherapy, provides many benefits, especially for canines that suffer from arthritis and joint issues. Water Therapy for Dogs The form of therapy typically takes place in a small heated pool with a ramp for the dog to safely enter in. The pool may even be just the size of a large dog with a treadmill-like floor. The water is treated for bacteria with chlorine and similar agents as well. A rehab professional is [...]

How Do I Tell That My Senior Dog is in Pain?

As your canine friend grows older, it's time to watch out for certain behavioral signs that indicate your senior dog is in pain and requires senior dog treatment in Tampa. Age-related conditions can vary and can even be hard to detect if you don't know what signs to watch out for. Here are some of the top symptoms of pain and ailments to watch out for in your senior dog so that you can know when to seek treatment from your local Tampa Bay canine rehabilitation center.   Health Problems Commonly Found in Senior Dogs A dog crosses over into the senior [...]

3 Signs Your Aging Pooch Needs Senior Dog Treatment

Age is just a number when it comes to your pet’s health, and owners in Tampa are often surprised when they discover that their furry friend needs senior dog treatment. After all, you are with your pooch day in and day out, so you will adjust to their changing behaviors without noticing. Consider how energetic Lola was as a pup compared to how sweetly she snoozes through the afternoon at present. Seizures and dementia have drastic symptoms that require medical attention, but there are other more subtle signs to watch for. 1. Arthritis While arthritis is common for animals that reach a [...]

By |2017-11-21T14:39:13-04:00July 25th, 2016|Arthritis Treatment, Senior Dogs|

3 Ways to Improve Your Canine Hospital Visit

The events that lead you and your furry friend to a canine hospital can be distressing, but it’s important to remember that help is within reach. At Tampa Bay K9 Rehabilitation Center in St. Petersburg, we help dogs of all ages and conditions to regain strength and mobility. Here are three suggestions we have to improve your first visit. Be Prepared We understand that your pet’s comfort is the highest priority you have, but if you aren’t prepared at your initial appointment, it delays potential treatment. By getting paperwork in order, things will go more smoothly at the canine hospital, which means [...]

Canine Hospital Tips: 3 Ways to Manage Your Dog’s Weight

As a pet owner, your furry friend is like another member of the family. You want to see Fido happy and healthy, but managing his weight can prove to be challenging. Under-exercising and overeating are the two primary causes of obesity. Whether you’re regularly skipping walks or feeding Daisy under the table, most Tampa dog owners aren’t aware that they are contributing to excessive weight gain. Experts from a canine hospital have three suggestions for managing your pooch’s poundage. 1. Monitor What They Eat The first thing to address is your dog’s diet. Since Rex will eat most anything, it’s up to [...]

By |2017-11-21T14:46:26-04:00February 19th, 2016|Canine Hospital, Weight Management|

How Hydrotherapy Can Help Your Dog Post-Surgery

We all know how beneficial hydrotherapy can be for people in rehabilitation after a surgery. However, did you know that this “water healing” can also help your pup after they have undergone any elbow, shoulder, hip or spinal surgery? Water offers a low impact place for them to build strength and confidence when walking, in a safe environment. If your dog had surgery and is having a difficult time healing, contact Tampa Bay K9 Rehabilitation Center for help! Benefits of Hydrotherapy There are a variety of different kinds of hydrotherapy options in Tampa, including underwater treadmills, whirlpools and even regular pools. The [...]