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Cervical Spondylomyelopathy - Exploring the Diagnosis and Complexities of Wobbler Disease

Feb, 21

1. What makes cervical spondylomyelopathy a challenging diagnosis? Cervical spondylomyelopathy (CSM), often referred to as ‘wobbler disease’, is a multifactorial condition affecting the cervical spine in larger breed dogs – resulting in progressive compression of the spinal cord and nerve roots. Morphologic and biomechanical abnormalities of the cervical spine have been classified as either Disc-Associated Wobbler Syndrome (DAWS) or Osseous...

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Orthopedic Equipment for Dogs Designed for Increased Mobility and Extra Support

Feb, 21

Do you have a dog recovering from orthopedic or neurologic surgery, one who has mobility issues, or a senior dog who has arthritis? If so, at some point, you have probably wished you could do something – anything! – to help make your dog’s life (and your own) a little easier.   As someone who has shared her life recently...

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Canine allergic dermatitis: a systemic approach to management

Feb, 20

Canine allergic dermatitis is a clinical issue, best treated with integrative therapies that address local and systemic factors as well as key body systems. Allergic dermatitis is a common and challenging problem in dogs. This article briefly describes canine allergic dermatitis and its local and systemic components, including the influential role of the small intestine, liver, adrenal glands, central nervous...

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The Ultimate Guide to Canine Rehabilitation

Feb, 20

Did you ever wonder how you can combine your love for animals with your passion for PT? Canine rehabilitation is a fast growing field, and you, as a licensed PT or PTA, can also be a part of it. Are you curious about how to work with canines? How to successfully transition from working with humans? I've written a guide...

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Canine Swimming Lessons: The Perfect Exercise For Your Dog

Feb, 19

For those of us who regularly swim for fitness, we know why swimming is often referred to as “the perfect exercise.” In addition to the physical benefits shared with other forms of aerobic exercise, swimming offers some unique benefits. It eliminates the effects of weight-bearing on the joints, exercises the entire body – upper and lower – at the same...

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