For years we thought of fat as being excess baggage, the excess weight mechanically weighed down on joints and the spine causing (or accelerating) joint surface deterioration and eventually osteoarthritis.
The presence of large amounts of fat in the abdominal and thoracic cavities leads to internal organs being squashed and their function limited. We now know that fat tissue releases inflammatory mediators. These mediators initiate and drive chronic low grade inflammation throughout the body.
Health problems related to the muscular skeletal system include disc disease, ruptured cruciate ligaments, hip dysplasia and other forms of joint disease, and surgical complications.
Included in health risks for pet obesity are chronic airway disease in dogs, obese dogs are much susceptible to heat stress due to the insulating effects of fat, fat cats are unable to groom leading to skin disease.
The answer to helping your lethargic pet, who is probably in many ways in pain, is to help them speed up the weightloss process by making use of Hydrotherapy for Pets. The benefits are endless and will problably become something your pet will love too.
Authored by Lorren Barham www.petwellnessworx.co.za
Hydrotherapy: exercise without weight-bearing through the resistance of the water thereby building muscle bulk to support affected areas with the comfort and stability of the water
Acupuncture: pain modulation by encouraging natural healing and improve functioning & posture by decreasing pain and muscle spasms
Physiotherapy: able to assess and treat neuromuscular-skeletal disease much the same as human physios. Employ physical therapy techniques to increase function and mobility of joints and muscles. (Massage, ultrasound/ laser & light therapy/ TENS, passive range of motion, balance and strengthening exercises)
Total Hip Replacement https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHHDwhNRdiQ
Pet Wellness Team What We Do https://youtu.be/qT0TTnn-gHI
Cape Talk Finalist Business Awards http://www.capetalk.co.za/articles/15941/pet-rehab-for-ageing-or-ill-animals-works-wonders-sba2016
Underwater Treadmill, Reiki & Tellington TTouch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bQLUu-FmNc
Kaprex Bailey’s Storey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIo-EQlCblM&feature=youtu.be
Therapuetic Properties of Hydrotherapy http://www.pethealthcare.co.za/PetFriendly/Articles/what-therapeutic-value-water-pets-injuries
Proprioception, Reiki, Laser Therapy & Acupuncture https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-vGkEecVsM
Hydrotherapy & Physiotherapy http://www.capetalk.co.za/articles/237021/pamper-your-pet-with-rehab-massages-and-physiotherapy
Canine Massage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUUPnrwWa3w&feature=youtu.be
Hydrotherapy & Laser https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AIAHlyXr2I
Core Activation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CBn0hjgna8