Animal Rehabilitation FAQ’s
Why does my pet need Rehab Therapies?
Rehab Therapies are most commonly used for:
- Post surgical recoveries such as back, neck or limb surgeries.
- Neurological conditions such as Fibrocartilagenous Emboli (FCE), Degenerative Myleopathy (DM), Cervical Vertebral Instability (Wobblers), Coon Hound Paralysis and others.
- Arthritis and age-related weakness.
- Non-surgical injuries such as disc disease and muscle and tendon injuries.
Why do you need my medical records?
At CARE, we will incorporate your veterinarian’s therapies with our treatments. Changes will sometimes need to be made, but if so we will contact your Vet.
Will my Veterinarian be made aware of your treatments?
Absolutely. We will fax or email them an initial report and then provide updates as needed.
Do I need to be present during my pets treatment?
You will need to be present during the initial evaluation. After this, it is up to you. Some pets enjoy their owners encouragement especially with the underwater treadmill, while others seem distracted. During massage or Reiki sessions, pets relax better without their owners. Since we are located within Pawsitively Heaven Pet Resort, treatments may be done on a drop-off basis or while your pet is boarding.
How do I make an appointment?
For your initial appointment, we recommend that you call LePar Animal Hospital at (708)423-3200. The computers between LePar and CARE are linked so that an appointment made at LePar will instantly show up on the screen at CARE.
Since we are usually involved in therapies at CARE, this prevents a lot of phone “tag”. After your initial appointment, most follow up therapies will be scheduled during a visit to CARE.
What can I expect on my first visit?
During this 75 minutes appointment, we will review your pet’s medical history, perform and exam and introduce your pet to all applicable therapies. This usually includes an underwater treadmill session, a chiropractic treatment, acupunture and laser treatments. All therapies are included in the initial cost. At the end of this session, we will provide you some home therapies and schedule your next treatment.
What are your office hours?
We are open on Tuesday and Thursday from 9am to 7pm, and on Saturday from 9am to 3pm.
Where are you located?
CARE is located within Pawsitively Heaven Pet Resort. Our address is:
10051 S. Kitty Avenue, Chicago Ridge, IL. Click here for location map and driving directions to our facility.