Pets and people have more in common than you may think – and this includes orthopedic injuries involving bones and soft tissues.
It’s sad but true… injuries happen no matter how careful you think you are. But there are certain preventative strategies that can help reduce the risk of orthopedic injuries in both cats and dogs.
- Weight management – Helping your pet maintain an ideal body weight is an essential part of injury prevention.
- Wellness examinations – Routine wellness visits with the WVG team are important to help identify early signs of orthopedic issues before they become big ones.
- Warm-ups and cool-downs – Just like in people, your pet can benefit from a slow walk before and after more rigorous activity.
- Strength and conditioning – Rehabilitation activities designed for your fur baby can help with their joint function, range of motion, and overall health.
Pet orthopedic injuries are a common occurrence, but a pound of prevention can help. If an injury does occur, please know we will help your furry friend recover and get them back to the activities they love.
Interested in pet rehabilitation? Contact us at 908-232-1048 to learn more about our rehab services.