BLOGS TO BARK ABOUT

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Treat Toys Provide Enrichment and Mental Exercise for your Pet

Nov, 18

Like it or not, winter's here and we'll be spending more time indoors with our pets.  Older pets and those with injuries or disease are usually more homebound than their more physically-abled pals.  Whether due to weather, injury, disease, or age, pets that need to stay indoors can benefit greatly from enrichment activities and mental stimulation. Enrichment activities are tasks that...

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Custom Boot for Homer, the Desert Tortoise

Nov, 18

At 75+ years old, Homer, the California Desert Tortoise, is by far Thera-Paw's oldest "customer".  Homer is Daryl Goldstein's tortoise, and Daryl has owned him for over 35 years.   Homer's foot problems "started two years ago when I decided to change from using hay to reptile bark as hibernation bedding for my three California Desert Tortoises" said Daryl.  "Reptile bark was...

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When Your Dog Hurts, What Should You Do?

Aug, 24

A few weeks ago, I shared that my 14-year-old mixed-breed, Otto, was showing signs of age-related dementia. He’s also showing more discomfort related to his osteoarthritis. The post struck a chord with more than a few readers, and many of you mentioned things that had worked for your own dogs in the past, or a dog you knew. The suggestions included: Crating at...

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Are You lasering the Brain Yet? No? Well, Get On With It Already!!

Jun, 14

Laurie Edge-Hughes, BScPT, MAnimSt, CAFCI, CCRT is, in a word, the "guru" of animal rehabilitation and physiotherapy.  We can indeed call her a "pioneer" in this field, and she continues to educate, innovate, and even provoke with her weekly tutorials.  For many of us in this field, she is inspiring.  Veterinary professionals interested in following Laurie should check her out...

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Fostering Adolescent Dogs Takes Patience and Experience

Jun, 01

We all have different breaking points as dog owners. I’m currently fostering a dog who is really barky – whose immediate, reflexive response to every new stimuli is to let loose with an ear-piercing BARK!  – and this is proving to be my Achilles heel. A friend adopted this dog from Craigslist, knowing full well that she had to travel...

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