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Type of publication: Journal Article
Type of document: Review

Year: 2015

Authors: Drum, MG; Bockstahler, B; Levine, D; Marcellin-Little, DJ

Title: Feline rehabilitation.

Source: Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2015; 45(1):185-201

Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:

Bockstahler Barbara

Vetmed Research Units
University Clinic for Small Animals, Clinical Unit of Small Animal Surgery

Cats have orthopedic problems, including osteoarthritis, fractures, and luxations that are positively impacted by physical rehabilitation. Most cats have an independent behavior that requires using a tactful approach to rehabilitation. Cats often do well with manual therapy and electrophysical modalities. Feline rehabilitation sessions may be shorter than canine rehabilitation sessions. Cats do best with therapeutic exercises when these exercises are linked to hunting, playing, or feeding.

Keywords Pubmed: Animals
Cat Diseases/therapy*
Fractures, Bone/therapy
Fractures, Bone/veterinary
Joint Diseases/veterinary
Physical Therapy Modalities/veterinary*
Veterinary Medicine/methods*

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