Read about their experience below, and schedule your rehab appointment today! Only a limited number of sessions remain to be reimbursed, but if you act quickly you can receive up to $200 simply by providing a few photos and short story about your experience. Many thanks to Cassie for sharing hers here!
…simple things that we already do at home are great exercises.
Free Canine Rehab for Domino
Domino and I visited Dr. Kennedy at the Animal Rehab and Conditioning Center (ARCC). We had an absolute blast! She did a very thorough exam on him and went over his range of motion in all three legs. She had me show her what I have been currently doing at home, which is mainly massage and flex and extension.
I was very pleased that she said Dom is in great shape! His homework is building up his core strength. I think my favorite thing I learned was that simple things that we already do at home are great exercises. Easy things, like lifting his feet to dry them after coming inside, or lifting his front leg to put on his harness can be turned into actual exercises to improve his core.
I think Domino’s favorite part of the visit was working on the FitPAWS equipment. We did some work on the Balance Pad, Balance Disc and the Peanut. He loved them all so much we ended up buying a Balance Disc to work with at home.
Dr. Kennedy also wanted to see how Domino performed in the underwater treadmill. It wasn’t his favorite, but he did really well and she was happy with how he moved. Dr. Kennedy was the best, towards the end of the visit she printed off multiple pages of exercises and workouts for Domino and me to do at home.
We even got very fun homework, like teaching Dom to sit up and shake, which she said aren’t only cute party tricks, but very beneficial to his core. After all the hard work we talked about activities and playtime games that Domino could do safely. To help keep his remaining front leg safe and stable she did recommend a stabilizing brace for his wrist to be worn during walks and outside playtime.
Most of what I learned from Dr. Kennedy can be easily done at home, but it was great to have her guidance at how to perform the exercises properly. Overall I’m thrilled that she said I was doing a great job with Domino and I can’t wait to add in the exercises and workout routine that she’s given us.
How to Get Free Vet Rehab Session
Rehabilitation and frequent canine conditioning exercises are important for keeping amputee pets fit and healthy. The Tripawds Foundation strongly recommends consulting with a certified rehab vet tech to learn fun homework you can do with your dogs and cats at home.
The Maggie Moo Fund for Tripawd Rehab is a trial program offering reimbursement up to $200 for initial consultations. As of this writing a limited number of free sessions are still available, and all we ask is that you share your experience with us here to help spread awareness about the importance and ease of rehab for tripawds.