Welcome to NOLA K-9 Rehab

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Canine rehabilitation is a specialized veterinary therapy dedicated to improving a pet’s quality of life after orthopedic surgery, traumatic injury, athletic injury, debilitating neurologic disease, or the general decline that occurs with age.

A rehab veterinarian is a doctor of veterinary medicine who has advanced training specifically to diagnose and provide therapy and conditioning to animals with pain, weakness, and gait abnormalities due to disease, injury, or old age.  Dr Alison Kammer Weiss is a veterinarian who is highly trained and certified in canine rehabilitation.  She is the owner of NOLA K-9 REHAB.  Unlike many other rehabilitation facilities, Dr. Weiss performs one on one therapy with each patient throughout every session.

Rest alone after injury does not prevent the side effects of inflammation and compensation due to pain. The body causes adaptive changes to protect the area of injury long after healing starts. These protective responses cause “compensation” by other areas of the body which alter quality of movement throughout the musculoskeletal system causing strain and pain in additional areas. Rehabilitation can help treat and prevent this process along with promoting healing in the original site of injury.

Specific Conditions that Rehabilitation benefit are:

ORTHOPEDIC CONDITIONS:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Nonsurgical Cruciate Injury
  • Nonsurgical Patella Luxation
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Spondylosis
  • Ligament/Tendon Injury
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Shoulder OCD

POST OPERATIVE:

  • Cruciate Rupture Repairs
  • Femoral Head Ostectomy (FHO)
  • Patella Luxation Repairs
  • Fractures
  • Arthrodesis
  • Limb Amputation

NEUROLOGIC CONDITIONS:

  • Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD)
  • Degenerative Myelopathy
  • Vestibular Disorders/Ataxia
  • Paralysis
  • Neuromuscular Disease
  • Assistance with wheel chairs
  • Pain of Unknown Origin

GERIATRIC CONDITIONS:

  • Cancer
  • Rear Leg Weakness
  • Arthritis
  • Strengthening/ Conditioning
  • Overall Weakness and Activity Intolerance
  • Balance Disorders

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT:

  • Fitness
  • Weight Loss
  • Conditioning 
The benefits of rehabilitation are short term and long term and focus on both musculoskeletal and neurological conditions.  These benefits include increased joint mobility and flexibility, increased strength, faster recovery from injury or surgery, improved agility, increased circulation, and decreased or cessation of pain.

Please visit our “frequently asked questions” page for more details and thank you for visiting our site!!!