Our certified rehab team thoroughly assesses each patient to provide a customized treatment plan. We can assist in recovery from surgery or injury, loss of mobility, weakness or pain. If you have a canine athlete in the family, we will create a sport specific conditioning plan that focuses on strength and performance, while reducing the risk of injury. For overweight pets IPC provides a safe way to shed the pounds year-round.
We work closely with pet owners and their referring veterinarians to improve each pet’s quality of life.
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"When we first got Timmy he was dragging his back legs a little bit and couldn't walk very far. He did a couple rounds of rehab and by the end was enjoying long-ish walks without any leg dragging. We returned about a year ago when he started having trouble walking again, this time due neuro issues. The rehab at IPC has helped to slow down the impact and to manage his pain, and also gives him some fun every week. IPC has also been extremely helpful in giving me suggestions how to manage day to day issues with his changing mobility."
Fifty, Pit Bull Mix
"It's no secret that Fifty would not be as mobile if it weren't for the care he receives at Integrative Pet Care. As you know, he's a pretty high energy nutball who has no clue that he's running around on 2 legs. Whenever he's sore from having a busy weekend, I know that his therapy sessions will get him back on track to being the maniac that he is. Fifty is living proof that physical therapy is a necessity when it comes to pets with orthopedic conditions (or missing limbs!). I honestly don't know what we would do or what shape he'd be in without their care- WE LOVE IPC!"
Emily, Shepherd Mix
"Since coming back to Integrative Pet Care and the wonderful professional and caring staff she has continued to improve in her mobility and enjoys her 'spa' day. In fact we rely on your support and love that you exhibit on Emily's behalf. She has improved dramatically with all of her cutting edge therapy that she receives on a weekly basis. In fact for the past 4 days or so, she has resumed her habit of jumping on the couch to lay her weary head on the pillow. She has not done that for well over a year!"
Hershey, Miniature Pinscher
"We both really enjoyed massage class and our nightly rubdowns. Its relaxing for both of us and keeps my boy loose for the kill. Plus, the stretching exercises and post-workout massage techniques ensure that I can indulge his lure coursing addiction for many more years. I've also become the most popular person at our many dog parks as Hershey's friends line up to let me practice the techniques I learned in class."
Harold, French Bulldog Mix
"Harold is in love. He's in love with the women of Integrative Pet Care. He may have lost the use of his rear legs in February but he never lost his joy and love of life. Thanks to the compassionate care, incredible patience and amazing skills of the staff at IPC, he is slowly recovering from emergency back surgery that removed a ruptured disc. But he doesn't go to IPC for therapy; he goes to play... and to kiss the girls who give him peanut butter and massages. From the moment he arrives and gets into his wheels in front of IPC, he is happy and excited. He bursts into the lobby at IPC eager to greet his friends.
He's a terror toddling around in his wheels and clearly happy to be alive. Without IPC, he probably wouldn't be alive. Without IPC, I wouldn't have been able to save Harold. I wouldn't have known how to care for him. When I was most discouraged, IPC provided encouragement and moral support and gave me hope. IPC provided training so I could exercise and treat Harold at home using e-stim on six different muscles. Through IPC we acquired Harold's wheels that allow him to run wild in the park as well as around IPC. And through IPC we learned how to use orthotics; braces and flippers and carpal wraps that are helping Harold to learn how to walk again. Harold is in love with Integrative Pet Care and so am I."
- Pat Matsumoto
Bailey, Mixed Breed
"Bailey started it all. He’s a loveable, athletic mutt who can still beat Border Collie time on agility courses at eleven years old. He was the first of the crew to do agility and we’ve been hooked ever since. His age, though, is catching up with him and he’s beginning to slow. IPC is keeping this spunky mixed breed in tip top shape with regular chiropractic work and laser. He’s still out there competing in agility and he’s close to finishing his championship. I know he’ll tell me when he’s ready to hang it up, but until then we’ll keep playing the sport we love."
- Emily Stoddard
Cooper, Poodle Mix
“We’re so thankful to the entire staff, especially Emma who has worked so diligently and meticulously to help Cooper rehab from his 3 surgeries….we’re never leaving!”
- Jim Gorman
"Oscar always shows up ready to do his exercises and loves to show off for Emma. We are so proud of the progress he’s made. He never gives up! With continued therapy, Oscar is now able to go on walks, albeit not the long walks that he used to love, but he still can keep up with his brother and sisters by riding along in his stroller.
"With the help of Dr. Ridley, Emma and the amazing team at Integrative Pet Care, Oscar is now pain free and able to enjoy all the things he loves to do. We are forever grateful for all the work, love and dedication the IPC team has shown Oscar. You gave us our Oscar back!"
"Recently we received a letter from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine stating that you had made a donation in honor of our sweet boy, Ben. As I'm sure you know, Ben was a huge part of our lives and losing him was heartbreaking. While we were bringing him to Integrative Pet Care (Homer Glen) for rehabilitation, we noticed a huge difference in not only his ability to walk but his willingness and happiness. Although he was not able to finish his rehab, we still would like you to know how grateful we were for your dedication to our Benny. Both you and Valerie, left us feeling very good about the decisions we made towards the end of his life. Upon receiving this letter, both Michelle and myself felt so lucky that you thought of us and our boy. We are so thankful and grateful for your donation in honor of Benny, and we hope that it helps make a difference in another dogs life. "
- Drew C