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Advanced Animal Care of Colorado

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1530 Riverside Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Phone: 970-493-3333
Fax: 970-315-3545

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Monday7 am7 pm
Tuesday7 am7 pm
Wednesday7 am7 pm
Thursday7 am7 pm
Friday7 am7 pm
Saturday7 am4 pm
SundayClosedClosed
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What Is Animal Rehabilitation?

Animal Rehabilitation at Advanced Animal Care encompasses physical therapy as well as sports medicine for animals.

Dogs & Cats Eligible for Physical Rehabilitation

  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative Neurologic Conditions
  • Herniated Discs
  • Gait Abnormalities
  • Muscle injuries, sprains and strains
  • Senior pets to improve functions and quality of life
  • Obesity or weight loss programs
  • Conditioning for performance competitors
  • Conformational abnormalities

Post-surgical orthopedic or neurologic problems such as:

  • Cranial Cruciate Ligament Surgery
  • Fracture Repair
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Spinal Injury


We assess your dog or cat’s entire body for changes such as pain, limping, swelling, reduced range of motion, reduced muscle mass, muscle strains or trigger points, and balance and proprioceptive abilities. After our evaluation, we use a variety of specific therapeutic exercises and modalities to improve function and promote healing, including: assisted hydrotherapy in our heated underwater treadmill and therapeutic swimming pool, land therapeutic exercises, massage, thermotherapy, cryotherapy, acupuncture, laser, electrical stimulation, traditional and alternative medications, supplementation, and proper weight management with nutrition to accomplish our goals. We also assess athletes, such as agility and hunting dogs, to create individualized programs to help them perform at their peak.

Goals

  • Reduce pain
  • Improve balance, proprioception, and muscular strength
  • Increase joint flexibility, function, and range of motion
  • Restore mobility and function through gait retraining
  • Improve cardiovascular and respiratory endurance
  • Improve muscle memory to reduce muscle atrophy and/or nerve damage
  • Accelerate healing and expedite recovery after surgery or illness
  • Maximize core-conditioning for athletes
  • Enhance weight loss
  • Encourage positive behavior
  • Improve the overall health and quality of life for your dog or cat


In addition to evaluations and programs in our hospital, we encourage you to follow through with a home exercise program developed specifically for your pet. We welcome you to be with your pet during their session; we also have the ability to board your dog for the day or week for your convenience.

Our Goals for Rehabilitation at AACC

  • To provide hope for owners after patient injury or surgery.
  • To provide alternatives to traditional care or surgery for many reasons (age, cost, exhausted options, contraindicated or insufficient treatments, and as a last resort).
  • To complete the picture for patients instead of focusing on one specific problem.
  • To be available and present for owner motivation, empowerment and support.
  • To provide a plan for recovery, progressive improvement, short and long-term goals, and for the unexpected.
  • To provide a haven that is associated with post-operative compassion, positive rewards, and encouragement.

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Read About Our Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide. Make an Appointment We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Schedule an appointment today! Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.

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Monday7 am7 pm
Tuesday7 am7 pm
Wednesday7 am7 pm
Thursday7 am7 pm
Friday7 am7 pm
Saturday7 am4 pm
SundayClosedClosed

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