Rehabilitation Carts and Prosthetics Are Available at Pawsitive Strides Veterinary Rehabilitation and Therapy
Pawsitive Strides Veterinary Rehabilitation and Therapy in Des Moines cares about your pet's mobility. Our trained and expert staff wants to partner with you to give your furry family member the best possible life. We know that some pets will need more than just rehabilitation exercises. A dog or cat who has lost a leg due to an infection or accident, or one who is unable to walk due to arthritis, will need assistance getting around. We want to make this transition smooth by providing rehabilitation carts and prosthetics for your pet.
Veterinary carts, also known as dog wheelchairs, are a great option for regaining movement. The carts are designed based on the size, activity level, age, and overall needs of the dog. There are many types of veterinary carts available, including:
- Rear Wheelchair - This device is specifically made for an animal who does not have complete use of its back legs. Rear wheelchairs allow a dog to exercise, create muscle mass in weak legs, and keep paralyzed legs from dragging.
- Front-Wheel Cart - Since dogs carry a large portion of their weight on the front legs of the body, those with limited or no use of the front legs will eventually suffer from spine and back leg overuse. This type of wheelchair that will allow your canine to sit and sniff the ground.
- Quad Walker – This type of walker is designed for pets with issues in all four legs. Quad walkers support the body and allows movement for your dog. You can also purchase a headrest attachment for dogs with spine problems.
Pets that have been disabled by old age, trauma, or amputation can get a custom-fit prosthetics. They are great for eliminating overuse syndrome and improving mobility. However, prosthetics are not an option for an animal that had a full amputation. Using this type of device requires at least two joints that are working together. There are several factors that need to be considered before receiving one. This includes:
- Pain levels of the pet
- Skin irritation
- Condition of the skin at the amputation site,
- How much scar tissue is present
- Your pet's coordination level
Have Your Pet Enjoy Mobility Once Again With Veterinary Carts and Prosthetics
Whatever mobility concerns your furry pet may have, Pawsitive Strides Veterinary Rehabilitation and Therapy, wants to be your source for answers. We are happy to serve Des Moines and the surrounding areas. Give us a call today at 515-575-9655 to schedule an assessment of your pet.