Physical conditioning is a process where there is improvement in your pets physical health through exercise. 

It is achieved by systematically targeting different tissues and areas of your pets body to place it under stress. This low level targeted stress results in the body adapting to manage these challenges.

This will reduce your pets risk of injury and improve their performance. We can strengthen muscles, improve cardiovascular fitness, build bone and improve cartilage health. This is a valuable process for all pets throughout all life stages. The best methods involve many different types of tasks to keep you and your pet having fun and challenge the body in many different manners creating a well rounded program. 

Performed incorrectly these same exercises may cause injury by stressing the system more than it can handle and adapt too. 

It is important to ensure your pet is not masking an injury prior to beginning a conditioning program. 

Dr Jaime Jackson