Pet Rehab therapy at Carolina Animal Specialty and Emergency


Carolina Animal Specialty & Emergency Hospital is proud to offer rehabilitation therapy for pets in the Unifour area. There are numerous applications for pet rehab therapy. This is one of the many ways we focus on providing comprehensive preventive care services for our pet families.

Our experienced rehab team specializes in alleviating pain and helping your pet recover from illness, injuries, and post-surgery discomfort. We also work with senior pets to improve flexibility and strength, and offer a weight loss programs, so your pet can continue to lead a healthy lifestyle.

Our rehabilitation therapies

Our rehab services can benefit your pet in the following ways:

  • Build strength and increase range of motion for pets with arthritis or tendonitis
  • Optimize recovery in specific cases by using laser therapy
  • Reduce pain and promote healing in muscles and joints after surgery
  • Improve quality of life for aging or obese pets

How do I know if my pet needs rehab?

Our pets are experts at hiding pain so it’s important to watch carefully for any behavior that is out of the ordinary.

Here are some things that may indicate your pet would benefit from rehabilitation therapy:

  • Difficulty jumping up on the bed or getting in and out of the car
  • Limping, hopping, or changes in gait and posture
  • Not wanting to go on walks or play with other animals
  • Swollen or painful joints
  • Changes in appetite or sleeping behavior

If you would like to learn more about Carolina Animal Specialty and Emergency rehabilitation services, please contact us today.

Oasis underwater treadmill

Oasis Canine Underwater Treadmill

Oasis underwater treadmills are the gold-standard in the field of canine aquatic therapy. The natural buoyancy of water assists in minimizing the weight placed on muscles and joints for low impact workouts to aid in recovery from injury.

Beyond rehabilitation, Oasis treadmills can be used for fitness training, weight control and even as a diagnostic tool in a veterinary clinical setting. Adjusting the height of the water and/or the treadmill speed allows you to create unique challenges for each pet’s desired outcome.

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How does laser therapy work?

Laser therapy has been used for many years to treat a variety of medical conditions in pets. It is highly recommended by both veterinary and pet owners. It’s a pain-free, drug free, non-invasive technology that has no know side effects.

Based on your pet’s medical needs, one or multiple laser therapy treatment sessions with an experienced rehabilitation professional may be necessary to get the full benefits of the technology.


Forms for pets attending rehab appointments

If your pet has been seen by us and has been asked to fill out a forms to help our team best assist your pet on their road to recovery, please select the appropriate form button below.

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