Surgical Recovery

At Pawsitive Strides Veterinary and Therapy in Des Moines, our goal is to assist your pet in achieving optimal health. Our expert staff provides rehabilitation services after an injury or surgery, aiding in mobility, pain management, stamina improvement, and weight management. We take great pride in delivering top-quality post-surgical rehabilitation care to facilitate quick and permanent recovery. Rest assured that your pet is in the hands of some of the best veterinarians in the state. Read on for more information about our services and treatments.

Surgical Recovery

How We Treat Pets on the Road to Surgical Recovery

Just as pets are individuals, their surgeries and recovery times vary. That's why we offer a vast range of therapeutic treatments to help your furry friend regain strength, mobility, and confidence. Whether they've undergone surgery due to an accident, trauma, cancer, or genetic disease, we devise a thorough and personalized program of exercise, nutrition, and expert treatment guaranteed to aid in their recovery.

Some of our techniques include:

- Acupuncture

- Learning to function with braces, splints, and carts

- Chiropractic manipulation

- Shockwave therapy

- Laser therapy

- Manual (stretching, acupressure, etc.)

- Massage therapy

- Electrical stimulation

- Therapeutic exercise

- Underwater treadmill

- Nutritional/supplement counseling

What to Expect at Your First Visit

For your pet's initial visit, come prepared with your pet's medical history and primary vet's contact information. Bring along all lab results, x-rays, and scans if possible. Know the names of any medications they are taking and any allergies they may have.

The visit itself will take between 60-90 minutes. You'll meet with a rehabilitation veterinarian who will assess your pet's overall condition, including strength, mobility, pain levels, muscle tone, posture, weight, and neurological functioning. They will also discuss your home environment, your pet's daily routine, and your goals for your pet's surgical recovery. At the conclusion of the exam, the vet will develop an individualized treatment plan.






Contact Pawsitive Strides Veterinary and Therapy in Des Moines, IA


Are you looking for a veterinarian near you? If you're in the Des Moines area and concerned about your pet's post-surgical recovery, give Pawsitive Strides Veterinary and Therapy a call. Our caring staff is here to answer any questions you have.

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2911 Ingersoll Ave. Des Moines, IA,50312


8:00 am-5:30 pm


8:00 am-5:30 pm


8:00 am-5:30 pm


12:00 pm-5:30 pm


8:00 am-5:30 pm