Ottawa Canine Rehab with Underwater Treadmill and Phototherapy

Underwater Treadmill

Carleton Veterinary Services’ Canine Rehab program is committed to enhancing and/or improving your dog’s life by reducing pain and improving mobility through the use of exercise, recreation, and rehabilitation.

Our underwater treadmill for dogs provides low impact exercise which eliminates impact and concussion to the joints. The benefit of underwater treadmill therapy for dogs is the ability to exercise without pain. Dogs can return to exercise sooner after surgery, and pets that are weak or arthritic can move freely without pain or limitations.

Carleton Veterinary Services is a referring practice for many Eastern Ontario Veterinary Clinics providing canine surgical and rehabilitation services with patients returning to their referring veterinarian for general care or if client so choose, they are always welcome to stay on at our clinics.

Not only can the underwater treadmill be used for rehabilitation purposes, it is also a vital tool used for:

  • Weight loss management
  • Canine agility training/maintenance
  • Senior pet maintenance and pain relief

Our veterinarians can assess your pet in a consultation and discuss with you if the use of the underwater treadmill would benefit your furry companion. In the case where use of the treadmill would be beneficial, we offer use of the treadmill in single sessions and in a bundled package.


Laser Therapy - Dog Diagram

Laser (also called Photo or Light or Cold) is a therapy for treating pain, inflammation and edema and for repairing superficial lesions.  Pet owners don’t want to see their pets suffer from muscle and joint pain. Pet laser therapy has a number of benefits for your pet and can be used on a number of conditions including:

  • Arthritis
  • Acute and chronic pain
  • Back injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Inflammation and edema
  • Wound healing

Laser therapy is a non-surgical treatment with no sedation or restrain required. This extremely safe method of treatment often provides immediate results with some pets feeling better within 12 to 24 hours after treatment.

Veterinary Laser Therapy

Our new Laser Therapy has been proven to be very effective for the treatment of acute injuries and chronic conditions. Results include:

  • Very rapid disappearance of pain
  • Important anti-inflammatory effect
  • Timely healing of sprains
  • Rapid recovery of the structural integrity of the injured muscle
  • Rapid resolution of edematic conditions
  • Immediate improvement of local blood circulation
  • Rapid repair of superficial injuries, such as wounds and ulcers