Would you do at home rehab exercises with your handicapped dog? Most pet owners know that rehab exercises benefit a dog with a spine injury or a neurological condition because it gives them more stamina and strength, but the majority of us are not doing any ongoing therapy.
In my situation there wasn’t a canine physical therapy clinic in Las Vegas when Sophie became paralyzed. Fortunately a rehab center is available now. We went for acupuncture treatments and chiropractic adjustments, but there was no one available to teach me how to perform range of motion exercises or a therapeutic canine massage.
I think the situation is similar for many pet parents. They would like to know how to do these exercises to keep their paraplegic dog as fit as possible, but they don’t know where to begin.