Senior Dog Conditioning

Our Senior Dog Conditioning Program is specifically designed to meet the needs of senior dogs.

Slow and Steady

We want to ensure your senior dog is comfortable throughout the process. In order to do so, our Senior Dog Conditioning program is designed to be slow and steady. This helps us to monitor steady progress as well as keep your dog relaxed during their rehabilitation sessions.

This program focuses on:

  • Strengthening within a reasonable range of motion
  • Improving mobility and body awareness
  • Integrating movement patterns that will be helpful for navigating life

By focusing on low to moderate weight bearing, we can improve strength and stability without aggravating arthritic conditions in the limbs and spine.

Mobility-Focused Rehabilitation

At Alpha Animal Rehabilitation and Fitness, we maintain the focus of our program while being mindful of compressive forces and impact.

By focusing on low to moderate weight-bearing exercises, we can improve strength and stability without aggravating arthritic conditions in the limbs and spine.

The use of the underwater treadmill helps to de-load the joints while creating resistance for strength and stability. The mobility-focused exercises focus on real-life demands your senior dog is likely to meet, while at the same time avoiding excessive range that can unintentionally result in soreness and avoidance.

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