Rehabilitation & Fitness

New all inclusive rehabilitation program

At Pawsitively Pooched, we believe every dog deserves health, happiness and comfort regardless of their age or physical limitations. Paws now offers a custom training and rehabilitation program to help your pooch feel happy, relaxed, and in tip-top shape.

Our focus

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Healing

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Mobility

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Comfort

Our rehabilitation program includes the following:

Warm water aquatic exercise

A fun and comfortable way to build muscle and improve strength and endurance while minimizing stress on joints and bones.
  • Improve circulation
  • Increase flexibility
  • Relaxes sore muscles
  • Fun exercise for dogs on strict rest
  • Freedom of motion for dogs that are unable to move well on their own
  • Building confidence while learning to swim

Personalized rehabilitation & exercise

  • Strengthen and re-build muscles that have been affected by atrophy
  • Build core strength with balance exercises
  • Improve coordination and accident prevention
  • Increase endurance and encourage weight loss with cardio work
  • Maximizing the physical capabilities of your dog

Laser therapy

A non-invasive, pain free treatment that uses specific wavelengths of light to create an ideal healing environment.

  • Accelerated tissue repair and wound healing
  • Anti-inflammatory effects
  • Pain relief
  • Improved circulation and nutrient exchange

One-on-one consultation

Our program also includes a personalized one-on-one consultation to create a rehabilitation and exercise plan that will best suit your dog's needs. This includes:

  • Muscle and joint evaluation
  • Assessment of your dog's range of motion
  • Overall body examination for other issues that could occur while your dog is compensating for an injury

Pricing

Includes swimming or exercise & laser therapy

1 Session

$60

3 Sessions

$170

1 session donated to Misty Creek!

6 Sessions

$300

2 sessions donated to Misty Creek!

12 Sessions

$552

Meet Amy

Amy is a Registered Veterinary Technologist and has worked in small animal clinics for over a decade. She is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP), having received her training through the University of Tennessee, a world leader in canine rehabilitation

Pawsitively Pooched and Misty Creek Dog Rescue Foundation have teamed up to donate free rehabilitation to rescue dogs in need. Misty Creek is a passionate no-kill dog rescue foundation that comes across dogs that will greatly benefit from one-on-one rehabilitation from Pawsitively Pooched! For every rehabilitation package purchased, Pawsitively Pooched will rehabilitate a dog in need.

Ensure your furry friend gets the rehabilitation their vet recommends with our veterinary consent form. You may also want to fill out our client history form ahead of time and have it ready for when you start rehabilitation with your pooch!

FAQ

Following an ECR or other traditional surgeries, swimming can start as soon as the skin heals (usually in 10-14 days). Following a TPLO or other procedure involving bone plates, it is recommended to wait 8 weeks before swimming to ensure bone healing. *   *Please note that in most cases, gentle physiotherapy should start early in the postoperative period to help prevent muscle atrophy and contractures.
If your dog is coming for recreation or fitness, you do not need a referral. If your dog has had a recent surgery or injury, we require a letter of authorization from your Veterinarian.
Initially most injuries benefit from laser treatments twice weekly. As your dog improves, treatments can be reduced to every 1-2 weeks.
Just like humans, dogs benefit from regular exercise. After most surgeries, attending 2-3 sessions per week is recommended. As healing and ability improve, sessions can continue based on your dog’s needs.

Call us at (403) 241-5030 or schedule a swimming appointment online.