Rehab exercises are a vitally important part of treatment for dogs with spine conditions like IVDD (Intervertebral Disc Disease) and neurological problems like Degenerative Myelopathy. They improve the recovery process for dogs after surgery and for those with injuries. Knowing the proper rehabilitation exercises to use keeps your dog’s body strong while they heal. And it keeps their mind engaged in life.
It can be the difference between a dog who regains some or all of their mobility to a pup who can’t move because they’ve lost too much muscle mass.
If there isn’t a canine physical therapy clinic in your area, here are 6 easy exercises you can do at home with your dog. The video introduces you to the basic canine rehab techniques.