Exercising with your dog is highly beneficial for both of you. It strengthens the bond between you and your best friend, as well as helping you both to stay fit and healthy.
SASH recently contributed some advice to a blog article about the best ways to exercise with your dog during all seasons for Advantage Petcare.
We were delighted to take part, as we believe it’s highly important for you to give your dog the exercise they need, as well as staying fit and active yourself so you can both enjoy a healthy life together.
What We Recommend
Wading in water is a great activity for both you and your dog. It improves cardiovascular fitness for both of you and enables your dog to build muscle strength and balance. It’s suitable for all dogs, even those who are older or have suffered an injury. However, in the colder months or during bad weather, beaches and lakes can be very cold, so you may want to consider an indoor alternative such as hydrotherapy or an underwater treadmill.
Dog sports such as agility, tracking and rally obedience are also great fun and are perfect for building your dog’s strength and fitness. The other main benefit is that you and your dog get to meet plenty of like-minded people and pups! Exercise should be enjoyable and mentally stimulating for your dog if they’re going to get the most out of it.
SASH is here to help with all your pet’s healthcare and physiotherapy needs, so please get in touch if you’d like more information.
Therapeutic laser is used to treat a variety of injuries, wounds, fractures, neurological conditions and pain and studies have repeatedly confirmed its positive effects.
Whether your pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, healing from wounds, or simply dealing with the aches and pains of aging, therapeutic laser has been shown to provide relief and speed healing.
We Are Here To Help
Our physiotherapy and rehabilitation team consists of:
* Dr Naomi Boyd (Sports Medicine Veterinary and Physiotherapist, BVSc, BAppSc (Phty)
* Rebecca Harvey (Dip Animal Physiotherapy (UK), Canine Myofunctional Therapy)
* Katrinka Geelen (BHSc (OT) BHSc (PT)
* Allana Langdon (Cert VN)
Our veterinary nurses are on staff 24 hours a day to ensure your pet receives regular rehabilitation throughout their stay in hospital.
We also welcome patients from referring veterinary clinics and will maintain communication with them regarding progress.
Rehabilitation is an important final step to your pet’s recovery, to ensure the best possible long-term outcome and is an investment in preventing future issues or re-injury.
There is no ‘standard’ rehabilitation because recovery also depends on the pet’s breed, size, age and injury. However, our rehabilitation team will happily discuss all aspects regarding your pet so they can give a more realistic time frame for the pet’s recovery.
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