We offer supervised exercise programmes, prescribed by Ansi van der Walt (MScPhysio), designed to provide the maximum benefit and enjoyment for your dog. Whether your dog is old or young, fat or thin, an athlete or a couch potato, we have the right exercise solution!
Life happens - and sometimes what happens is an injury, arthritis or another disorder affecting your dog's ability to move comfortably. After the operation, healing and/or rehabilitation is complete, some dogs will need a bit of ongoing support to maintain healthy movement patterns. The MoveWell programme helps you to help your dog maintain optimal, pain-free movement, so that you can both have the best possible quality of life.
An old adage states that 'the spine never forgets an insult'. Spinal problems can have a significant effect on a dog's ability to live a full, happy, active life. Spinal problems can be treated, but often need ongoing care to avoid or reduce the recurrence of symptoms. Carefully designed exercise programmes can help a dog with a history of spine problems maintain a strong core and good spinal mobility.
Weight management in dogs is not always a straignt-forward matter. While diet is of major importance, many other factors play a role in a dog's ability to maintain a healthy weight. These include medical conditions such as thyroid or heart problems, or orthopaedic problems such as arthritis, that limit your pet's ability to exercise effectively.
We will work closely with your dog's vet taking into consideration all relevant physical and practical challenges, to prescribe a programme which includes:
Current diet analysis.
Current activity analysis.
Target weight plan.
Exercise tolerance testing.
A personalised fitness programme designed for each dog, combined with the state-of-the-art facilities at PetFit, allow the serious dog-sports handler to achieve top sport-specific canine fitness and top results.
Our equipment includes:
Whole Body Vibration.
Accessories such as Physio-Rolls, Boogie Boards, Therabands, etc.
Dogs that are benefitting:
Field Trial Dogs.
Search and Rescue Dogs.
Breed Conformation Dogs.
Members who primarily attend K9 Yoga classes with the goal of doing something fun with their dog with the added bonus of physical and mental health and wellness benefits.