An animal hospital is the ideal place for you to help get your furry friend the medical care and attention that they need. At Tampa Bay K9 Rehabilitation Center, we offer a wide variety of services to help you and your pet live healthy and happy lives. We offer underwater treadmills, weight loss programs, arthritis treatment, swim tanks, stairs and ramps. We also offer cavaletti rails, dry land exercises, treatment for knee injuries, theraball therapy, hot moist heat therapy, low level (cold) laser therapy, therapeutic massage therapy, chiropractic therapy, and more.

PRP — Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

At Tampa Bay K9 and Central Animal Hospital, we offer many forms of therapy to help dogs heal from injuries and pain. One revolutionary therapy is PRP, which stands for Platelet Rich Plasma therapy. PRP utilizes blood platelets to relieve injury and pain naturally. In addition, platelets are components of blood that are known for helping to clot any bleeding after an injury. However, in addition to their clotting properties. Also, they contain diverse growth factors that boost growth and healing. This includes:

  • Platelet-derived growth factors (PDGF)
  • Epidermal growth factor
  • Fibroblast growth factor
  • ß-thromboglobulin
  • Insulin-like growth factor 1
  • Vascular endothelial growth factor

Each of these promotes the rebuilding of tissue and replenishing your pup’s healing and recovery. Studies show that this therapy is also an excellent choice for any dogs that are too old or fragile for surgery, and for those in Tampa who simply wish to avoid putting their furry friend under the trauma of surgery.

Overall, Platelet Rich Plasma therapy is excellent for:

  • Reducing inflammation
  • Healing tissue and injuries
  • Decreasing pain
  • Improving symptoms of arthritis
  • Preventing the need for surgery
  • Healing Cranial Cruciate Ligament tears
  • Easing Degenerative Joint Disease

CCL — Cranial Cruciate Ligament

Cranial Cruciate Ligament tears are amongst the most common injuries of the stifle joint that dogs face. The ligament is also known as the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). The stifle joint is the canine equivalent of a human knee, and it is critical for mobility. If your dog suffers from any pain, lameness, or discomfort in this joint, their quality of life will suffer. Also, your dog may be a candidate for surgery at an animal hospital in Tampa depending on the extensiveness of the injury.

DJD — Degenerative Joint Disease / Osteoarthritis

Degenerative Joint Disease is a form of arthritis (osteoarthritis) that, unfortunately, many dogs suffer from. The cartilage around joints deteriorates over time naturally, although some pets are susceptible to premature development of DJD. Also, Senior dogs are at the highest risk of developing the disease, but pups of all ages can experience it. With the help of an animal hospital like Tampa Bay K9, you can help your furry friend feel better. Instead of watching them suffer, you should seek treatment as soon as possible. In addition to surgery, options may include physical therapy, Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, medication, laser therapy, and more. Your doctor can discuss the safest option for your pal in order to let them live a happy, pain-free life once again.

If you notice any of the following signs of arthritis in your dog, call us right away:

  • Limping
  • Difficulty rising or standing
  • Reluctance to go on walks or exercise
  • Stiff gait

For an Animal Hospital You Can Rely On, Trust Tampa Bay K9 Rehab Center

We offer many services for Tampa Bay pet owners. Also, we are the animal hospital you can trust to provide amazing care. We have dedicated our lives to helping our canine counterparts live happy lives free of pain and suffering. In addition, our center pairs with Central Animal Hospital to provide rehabilitation services that ensure your pup is taken care of by professionals with big hearts. So visit our center for orthotics and cart fittings, orthopedic post-operative recovery therapy, and food/pharmacy center with nutritional supplements, treats, and medications. We aim to be your one-stop shop for taking care of your fuzzy friend. Give us a call today at 727-521-3518 or contact us online to learn more about our services.