TRIPAWDS: Home to 21085 Members and 2062 Blogs.
HOME » NEWS » BLOGS » FORUMS » CHAT » YOUR PRIVACY » RANDOM BLOG
All sites currently ad-free!

Caring for a Three Legged Dog or Cat

Tripawds is the place to learn how to care for a three legged dog or cat, with answers about dog leg amputation, and cat amputation recovery from many years of member experiences.
JUMP TO FORUMS

Join The Tripawds Community

Learn how to help three legged dogs and cats in the forums below. Browse and search as a guest or register for free and get full member benefits:

  • Instant post approval.
  • Private messages to members.
  • Subscribe to favorite topics.
  • Live Chat and much more!

REGISTER   |   LOG IN

Please consider registering
Guest
Search
Forum Scope


Match



Forum Options



Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
Register Lost password?
sp_Feed sp_PrintTopic sp_TopicIcon-c
Preventative chiropractic care or wait for issues? And how to know there's an issue?
sp_NewTopic Add Topic
On The Road


Member Since:
24 September 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
16
30 January 2011 - 9:48 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Hey Sylvie & Co., sounds like you're on the right track! 

We've talked to certified canine rehab practitioners and here are some things to keep in mind as you search for chiropractic and PT care.

  • There are lots of practitioners saying they can do physical therapy and chiropractic work, but many are not qualified to do it. It's important to look for PTs that are either a veterinarian themselves, or a certified PT working directly under the supervision of a veterinarian.
  • Always ask the rehab center/vet office who is doing the rehab. If it's a vet technician, go somewhere else.
  • The PT should also be are certified in their field. Always ask if they are. You can start finding ones by checking the Canine Rehabilitation Institute's website directory. They should have the initials "CCRP" (Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner") or "CCRT" (Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist") after their name.
  • As for chiropractors, a chiropractor should be doing it in a veterinarian's office, and only in a vet office. And they should be a veterinarian as well.

More dogs have been harmed by non-certified physical therapists than helped and end up needing more rehab care later, so be careful in who you use.

Good luck in your search. We hope it helps bring Sylvie back to her old self! Keep us posted OK?

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene
tripawds.com | tripawds.org | bemoredog.net | triday.pet

Forum Timezone: America/Denver
Most Users Ever Online: 946
Currently Online: admin, benny55, Nicole Ewing, tygoodwin
Guest(s) 77
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 1218
Members: 15985
Moderators: 2
Admins: 3
Forum Stats:
Groups: 4
Forums: 23
Topics: 17855
Posts: 247818
Administrators: admin, jerry, Tripawds
Moderators: betaman, krun15
Tripawds is brought to you by Tripawds.
HOME » NEWS » BLOGS » FORUMS » CHAT » YOUR PRIVACY » RANDOM BLOG
All sites currently ad-free!