There’s a new game in town to help Tripawds strengthen, and it’s called the FitPAWS® Balance Ramp. Made with dogs in mind but just as fun and helpful for three-legged cats, it’s a great way to introduce your Tripawd to gentle strengthening exercises.
The Fun Way to Help Tripawds Strengthen at Home
Note: Before beginning any exercise program, always get evaluated by a licensed animal rehabilitation therapist. The Tripawds Foundation may even pay for your first rehab visit!
Using plenty of treats as a lure, we directed him to step on the ramp with his front legs. Once his weight was evenly distributed on all three paws, we lured him into gentle cookie crunches to help strengthen his core muscles. The movements are exactly the same as the ones done on the FitPAWS Balance Pad, another great item to have in your Tripawd exercise toolbox:
For a more advanced workout, we put his remaining rear leg on the FitPAWS K9 FITBone Balance Step. Once he got used to it, we placed his raised food bowls in front of the bone, and now he eats his meals with all paws on the FitPAWS gear!
The micro-movements created in the body from the act of balancing on the FitPAWS Ramp will help Tripawds strengthen the body core and remaining limb strength.
- Beginner Balance Training
- General Fitness
Use with other FitPAWS products to “ramp up” or provide additional unstable surface area.
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