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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 [...]

Top 3 Benefits of Hydrotherapy in Tampa

At Tampa Bay K9 Rehab Center, we know how important your dog is to you. Just like any other member of your family, you also want to provide them with the best medical care possible. We pride ourselves on having the most up-to-date technologies and treatments to improve your dog’s quality of life. Hydrotherapy is one of the services we offer in Tampa to help your dog live a happy, as well as pain-free life. Contact us today about your pet’s condition to see how we can help. 1. Pain Reduction The top reason why people turn to hydrotherapy for their pets [...]

How to Tell if Your Pet Needs Physical Therapy for Dogs or Surgery Rehab in Tampa

Our pets are our family members. We do everything we can to make sure that they are happy and healthy. In some cases, physical therapy for dogs or surgery rehab is necessary to help your pet heal and recover from an injury, condition, or procedure. At Tampa Bay K9, we take the extra steps to ensure that your pet gets the care they need in a friendly, capable, and caring environment. If Your Dog Has a Health Condition Dogs face many health conditions, and age also tends to exacerbate the problems. Some common health concerns or conditions pets have include: Tendon and [...]

Which Canine Rehabilitation Clinic is Best for My Dog?

Taking care of your dog means ensuring they recover properly from an injury. Pet owners can promote pain reduction and healing by visiting the best canine rehabilitation clinic. St. Petersburg residents do not need to develop recovery plans for their dog on their own. At Tampa Bay K9, your pet can get the care they need to avoid issues after injuries or surgery such as muscle atrophy. If your pet is yelping and showing signs of pain, they need additional care. Muscles can weaken and lose strength if they don’t move around regularly. Muscle atrophy can also cause discomfort and a loss of [...]

Why Senior Pet Therapy Matters

When dogs age, they may have more difficulty moving around like they used to. They are also more susceptible to certain conditions and diseases, such as osteoarthritis. Senior pet therapy can help these aging animals stay active and mobile long into their old age. Canine rehabilitation is also excellent for dogs who are recovering from surgeries or procedures. Tampa Bay K9 Rehabilitation Center can help speed recovery, ease pain, and improve your dog’s quality of life. What Conditions Does Senior Pet Therapy Help? Geriatric dogs often face health problems like cancer, diabetes, joint and bone diseases, muscle weakness, heart disease, and kidney [...]

By |2018-09-14T16:50:48-05:00August 2nd, 2018|Massage Therapy, Regenerative Therapy, Senior Dogs|

Healing Your Pet: Animal Rehabilitation Services in St. Petersburg

When your pet is showing signs of injury or pain, you may not know how to help. While a vet may prescribe certain medications that can help with trauma and healing, animal rehabilitation provides more holistic, long-lasting treatment. St. Petersburg dog owners wondering how to improve the health of their pet can rely on Tampa Bay K9 Rehabilitation Center to provide the service and facilities necessary. Depending on your situation and needs, we have specialized equipment that can improve many degenerative conditions. While older animals are more at risk for conditions such as canine osteoporosis, it does not mean younger dogs cannot [...]

By |2018-11-09T15:20:50-05:00February 27th, 2018|Canine Rehabilitation, Surgery Rehabilitation|

For the Love of Dogs: Best Canine Clinic

Just as you and your kids regularly visit the doctor, so, too, does your canine companion - a member of the family, after all - need veterinary care. Maintaining the health of your pet is vital for so many reasons. The Tampa Bay K-9 Rehabilitation Center, affiliated with Central Animal Hospital, takes things a step further. It's for dogs that require physical therapy and other specialized forms of rehab. It has been the best canine clinic in the area – for arthritic, injured and post-surgical dogs since its doors first opened in March 2004. Older Dogs and the Best Canine Clinic Older [...]

By |2017-11-21T14:19:59-05:00May 23rd, 2017|Canine Hospital|

4 Essential Components of the Best Dog Hospital

If you’re in pursuit of the best dog hospital in the Bay area, look no further than Tampa Bay K9! Not only is our facility the leading canine rehabilitation center in the area, but we can help with whatever you need. For those who want to conduct some local research, look for these components before making a choice. 1. Applicable Services Before you can sign on with a practitioner, you need to make sure they offer the services that your furry friend needs. This seems like a no-brainer, but assumptions can be a major time-waster. Instead of getting established only to discover [...]

By |2017-11-21T14:23:44-05:00March 30th, 2017|Canine Hospital|

A Dog Hospital’s Guide to Managing Arthritis

If you notice that your prized pup doesn’t seem to be acting like themselves in St. Petersburg, pay attention to their symptoms. While age can cause some animals to slow down, significant shifts in action and behavior indicate something more serious. If you suspect that your furry friend may be showing signs of arthritis, look for: Limping Challenges with moving Favoring a particular limb Spinal complications Atrophied muscles Experts at a dog hospital can assess the situation and diagnose inflammation and osteoarthritis. This condition can make things harder for Patches, but that doesn’t mean he has to stop taking part in his [...]