Clicker Training for Rehab Behaviors!

Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support!Feta Cat is continuing along about as before. Increasing her dose of Gabapentin has reduced her toe-biting tendencies (thank goodness), and we are continuing to work on heat therapy (quality time with a heating pad) and massage/stretching to loosen up her gimpy back leg. Talking to … Continue reading “Clicker Training for Rehab Behaviors!”

Hard PT Work Paying Off (Slowly)

Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support!Hello, friends! With the help of the fabulous team at Aqua Dog Rehabilitation, Feta and I have been working hard to improve her flexibility, range of motion, and strength. (Coincidentally, Feta’s fabulous physical therapist, Petra, is competing with her dog at the AKC National Obedience Championship … Continue reading “Hard PT Work Paying Off (Slowly)”

Feline Physical Therapy, Take 2

Hello, friends! After our neurologist appointment a while back, we went to find a place to do some more physical therapy to work on getting Feta Cat’s immobile hind leg a bit more mobile again. This time we headed to Aqua Dogs (& cats!), where they have more equipment (such as a pool and underwater … Continue reading “Feline Physical Therapy, Take 2”

Tripawd Troubles: Remaining Leg Not Holding Its Own

Well, Feta Fans, we have some frustrating news! We have been religiously working on our kitty physical therapy exercises, but we have seen almost no improvement in even her assisted “walking”: So, as soon as I could after adopting her, I carted Feta and her dog-brother Rascal into Rascal’s vet, who specializes in orthopedic issues … Continue reading “Tripawd Troubles: Remaining Leg Not Holding Its Own”

Let’s Get Physical (therapy) – for Cats!!

Welcome to Feta’s torture physical therapy exercises! It’s time to get moving! As we humans who have endured physical therapy can tell you, it is not designed to be fun or even especially comfortable. However, the end results are well worth the struggles. Embarking on our exercise journey, there are three very important things to … Continue reading “Let’s Get Physical (therapy) – for Cats!!”