Physical rehabilitation is something that can begin immediately post operatively. For patients suffering from a neurological condition, the first 6 weeks is crucial for performing physical rehab and exercises to aid a faster and better recovery. Continue reading
Having your pets teeth cleaned at the vet once a year is unfortunately not enough to keep your pets teeth pearly white. A dental routine at at home is the best way to help prevent the build up of plaque. Brushing of teeth is a very important part of the fight against plaque, but if not introduced at an early age, this job can be a tough one. Use the tips below to help your pet get used to having their teeth cleaned. Continue reading
Almost immediately after a professional teeth cleaning procedure, approximately one million organisms (Bacteria) will spread in the mouth of your pet. That is why it is so important to start your home care routine. Continue reading
Why is physical exercising an important part of rehab?
Physical exercises are done to actively help increase joint range of motion, strengthen muscles, assist with gait training, improve balance and promote proprioceptive awareness.
TAH rehab will have some active assisted exercises and active exercises by using the following equipment: Cavaletti rails can be placed on various heights depending on the size and condition of the patient. They are rails the patient walks over to help increase joint ROM and bring about proprioceptive awareness Stairs are used when patients are ready for active muscle strengthening. Cones are used for weaving & figure of 8s; it stretches and strengthens the spine. It also assists bringing about proprioceptive awareness and gait training
Mahatma Gandi once said you must be the change you wish to see in the world, We like to think that in the last 50 years of the TAH existence that we have been striving for a change for the better in the animal world. To do this we constantly need to update ourselves and move with the needs and wants of our clients. Making sure our services are of the best quality as well as to the benefit of our client and patient is essential.
Many parents out there can agree that owning a pet is very similar to having a toddler in the house. We are constantly removing objects from their mouth whether it’s the remote, dad’s shoes or a very expensive gadget.
Winter is here and for all of us pet owners it means a little extra TLC when it comes to our pet care. Don’t be fooled by those fur covered bodies, our pets feel the cold just as much as we do, if not more. Here are 8 TAH tips to help keep your furry friend warm, safe and healthy this chilly winter. Continue reading
In 1965 a small practice run by two vets called Dorrington & Du Buy had to register their practice as a hospital in order to purchase drugs – which used to be bought from the local chemist – therefore the name Tygerberg Animal Hospital was born.