3 Nonpharmacological Techniques to Speed Up Trauma Recovery Time

January 30, 2018

Bonnie Wright, DVM, DACVAA, CEO of Mistral Vet, says veterinarians should do these 3 things to speed up recovery time when dealing with a trauma case.

Bonnie Wright, DVM, DACVAA, CEO of Mistral Vet, says veterinarians should do these 3 things to speed up recovery time when dealing with a trauma case.

First, you need to provide safe ways for animals to move early on, whether that's through assisted standing or just going for a walk. Moving early in a trauma case keeps as much edema from forming, and allows them to move much more quickly. Second, use ice early and frequently. And third, use some way of better understanding tissue effects, whether through acupuncture, massage, or even laser.