Conditions We Treat
Our pets are good at hiding pain, often it is only through close observation that we notice their behavior has changed. Behavior changes that indicate pain include:
- Limping or gait abnormalities.
- A change in quality of movement (i.e. missing weaves in agility competitions)
- Reluctance to go on walks, play with other pets, go up stairs or jump on the bed or sofa.
- Decrease in appetite
- Behavior that suggests discomfort when you touch them (back, neck, etc..)
- Changes in posture during daily activities
GVR brings to your pets case, the most experienced and well trained rehabilitation veterinarians and therapists, a wide range of rehabilitation tools and techniques, a state-of-the-art facility, and a compassionate care team all dedicated to improving your pet’s overall quality of life.
We can help pets who are suffering from:
- Soft tissue injuries in tendon, ligament and muscles, including strains, sprains and tears.
- Post-surgical recovery
- Cruciate and other knee repairs (TPLO, Lateral suture)
- Hip surgery
- Fracture repair
- Back and neck surgery
- Joint Replacement
- Spondylosis, spinal injury, bulging discs, IVDD, (Intervertebral Disc Disease) and degenerative myelopathy.
- Hip dysplasia
- Joint and elbow injuries such as
- Tendonitis or bursitis
- Shoulder OCD
- Elbow dysplasia
- Joint dislocation
- Patellar luxation
- Nerve injury and disease including
- Peripheral nerve injury
- Neuromuscular disease
- Fibrocartilagenous embolism (FCE)
- Degenerative myelopathy (DM)
- Cauda Equina Syndrome
- Vestibular disorders
- Ailments commonly associated with aging (e.g. loss of conditioning, pain in getting up, not willing to jump)
- Osteoarthritis or Arthritis in elbow, knee and back.
- Back injury and pain
Surgery is a big commitment. Sometimes, a proper rehabilitation plan can help you avoid putting your pet through surgery. However, each animal is unique and surgery may be best. Our commitment to you is to help you make a fully informed decision about your realistic options so that you can decide if surgery is the right course of action for your pet and for you.
Post surgery, we can help your pet recover more quickly and more fully. Surgical patients who undergo proper rehab recover faster and achieve a more complete recovery than those who do not. Our referring surgeons tell us they can always tell which cases have had post-op physical rehabilitation and which have not.
To ensure the best outcome after surgery, your pet should see a GVR rehabilitation veterinarian as quickly as possible. We recommend that an initial appointment occur within the first 3-5 days after surgery. This lets us start your pet on a plan for the fastest and most complete rehabilitation plan possible.If you are not sure if GVR’s veterinarians can help your pet? Click to call us at 678-803-2626 to discuss your case.