PT for Pets
After a couple of pretty serious blogs (Multiple Sclerosis and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month), we figured that we’d have a little fun and searched “physical therapy cat”. If you haven’t seen our new “Fee for Service” brochures – the back cover is adorned with a pyramid of cats doing yoga. We’ve promised Joe that we’ll include dogs in the next design. We like our four legged family around here too.
When we googled the term, we were expecting to see some memes. We expected that “Physical Therapy Kitty” would be a relative of “Basement Kitty”, “Ceiling Kitty”, “Nazi Grammar Kitty”, and “Piano Kitty”. We did find him… but we found plenty of pictures of cats and dogs receiving physical therapy. We want to give a huge shout out to our fellow therapists who concentrate on the nation’s pet population.
If you’ve ever done any therapy in a pool… or seen it done, you’d be amazed at the preparation it takes to get ready, particularly for profoundly affected patients. We can’t IMAGINE getting a cat ready to go into the pool. It takes dozens of treats just to coax Mr. Pigg out of the sunlight so that we can give him some medication at home… and he’s relatively healthy (if not glorious).
We’d also like to give a shout out to special needs rescues like “Blind Cat Rescue” from North Carolina and “Best Friends”, from Nevada, where they have special needs houses on a huge campus like facility. It is a special person who takes the calling to care for animals to the extreme. If your pet can benefit from physical therapy, know that there are those out there who do it (we’ve thought about adding a specialty at Redpoint).
While we’re on the subject, we’d also like to send a shout out to our local rescues, Papa’s Pets, Helping Hands for the Plymouth Animal Shelter and Friends of the Plymouth Pound. We’ve provided links below for these awesome groups.
Friends of the Plymouth Pound: http://friendsplymouthpound.org/
Helping Hands for the Plymouth Shelter: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Helping-Hands-for-the-Plymouth-Animal-Shelter-Inc/113421402011694
Papa's Pets: http://www.papaspetproject.org/
Blind Cat Rescue: http://blindcatrescue.com/
Best Friends: http://bestfriends.org/