Veterinary Rehabilitation Services
At Dix Animal Hospital, we are passionate about providing cats, dogs and other pets with care to prevent, cure and manage certain diseases, disorders and conditions. Not only that, but we also aim to help them through every step of the recovery process with a suite of non-invasive, rehabilitative therapies designed to assist your pet in getting back to their regular, playful and healthy selves as soon as possible.
At our Lincoln Park veterinary facility, our veterinary rehabilitation services involve the diagnosis and holistic treatment of painful limiting conditions (from healing wounds to muscles pain and recovery from joint surgery) in a way that is non-invasive and intended to encourage healing, strengthening and the return of your companion's health and mobility.
Cold Laser Therapy
Cold laser therapy is an innovative therapeutic treatment that has become popular in recent years as a result of advancements in the veterinary understanding of its positive outcomes for pets' recovery from illness or injury.
This rehabilitative treatment uses low-intensity lasers or LEDs to enhance and stimulate the growth and repair of your pet's cells, improve the speed of their healing and temporarily relieve pain in your dog, cat or other pet.
Laser therapy encourages cell regeneration and increases circulation, benefiting the following conditions and procedures:
- Bone Fractures
- Strains & Sprains
- Degenerative Joint Disease
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Lick Granuloma
- Dental Procedures
- Post-Surgical Recovery
Hydrotherapy (Water Treadmill)
Hydrotherapy (also called aquatic therapy) is the use of exercise using a treadmill that is performed in warm water. Hydrotherapy helps relieve pain in your pet and slowly build their strength and mobility after invasive procedures or serious injury.
The water provides buoyancy, reducing the pressure walking places on your pet's joints. At the same time, it gives extra resistance to their steps, something which has been proven quite effective that increasing muscle strength and mobility.
The depth of the water in the tank at our Lincoln Park facility is adjusted to fit the height and specific rehabilitative needs of your pet.