Kryder Comfort Crew, Fit Club & Rehabilitation Therapy for Pets
Kryder Veterinary Clinic is our area’s number one source for fitness and specialized physical therapies for pets. Tandy Clifton, RVT, is our Certified Rehabilitation Specialist on staff, and heads all of our veterinary rehab and fitness programs at the hospital. Tandy and her team (the Kryder Comfort Crew) are here to help answer your questions about pain, arthritis, and the medications, supplements, and therapies we can use to help animal companions lead happier, more active lives.
Veterinary Rehab & Fitness Therapies: Aquatic Treadmill
Did you know Kryder Veterinary Clinic has the region’s only aquatic treadmill for pets? Tandy works with our rehab and weight loss patients in the treadmill to provide easy, low-impact, healthy activity for pets that need it most. We offer our rehab services post-operatively as part of orthopedic surgeries, for patients recovering from injury, or to those suffering from certain neurologic conditions.
Need a way to jump-start your pet’s recovery or weight loss? Consider joining Fit Club! Fit Club is for our pets that are not suffering major medical limitations but need to get some controlled exercise. Have a little one that doesn’t want to walk in the winter? Then sign up for Fit Club and let us walk your dog! There are a number of benefits to walking in the aquatic treadmill:
- The warm water stimulates blood flow.
- Water provides buoyancy and minimizes impact.
- Walking rather than swimming helps preserve the normal range of motion.
- Walking in water rather than air helps promote muscle mass.
And it’s not just for dogs! Check out this link to Violet Ann, a kitten that was hit by a car and had extensive orthopedic injuries to all but one limb. After having her front right leg amputated and a couple weeks of rest, she learned to walk and regain balance in the treadmill.
If you’re interested in joining Fit Club, learning more about the Comfort Crew, or just checking out our pet rehab services in general, please get in touch with Kryder Veterinary Clinic today!
Pet Laser Therapy Services
KVC is happy to provide the Michiana area with laser therapy, a non-invasive and effective way to treat and maintain many illnesses in both dogs and cats. It helps by stimulating healthy cells and reduce inflammation. Each treatment will be 1-10 minutes given by a trained staff member. Illnesses and conditions treated include but are not limited to, wounds, ear infections, intervertebral disk disease, chronic pain and inflammation, gingivitis and arthritis. It is painless and the treatment is easy. You sit down with your pet, each wearing protective eye gear as a trained KVC staff member applies the "laser wand" to the affected site. Each treatment is tailored to the individual patient. Painless and easy!
"I have been excited about laser therapy - it is a non-invasive, drug free modality, which reduces pain, inflammation and increases speed of healing."
-Tandy Clifton, Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner.